My name is Tucker and I have Asperger’s.
For those of you who don’t know, Asperger’s is a developmental disorder affecting ability to effectively socialize and communicate.
I have been struggling with overwhelming social anxiety my entire life.
Imagine not being able to go to Walmart or the mall without getting sick…
Life spent away from others due to fear of social interaction.
I was diagnosed at a young age and spent countless hours in and out of therapist’s offices and hospitals many times being the guinea pig for experimental treatments to no avail.
Unable to find help in the medical community, I went elsewhere for answers and found that the answer was in front of me the whole time.
FEAR was the problem and the solution.
Many times my anxiety would get so bad i would have panic attacks and end up hospitalized due to them. Uncontrollable breathing and on occasion surging pain throughout the body. All caused by fear of social interaction and the astronomical lack of skills to communicate my message clearly.
Over the years, I’ve spoken with thousands of people across the world about social anxiety and Asperger’s. In this time I’ve done self treatments to overcome the disorder mother nature so kindly bestowed upon me. I forced my self into social situations over and over in what seemed like an impossible feat. At first I would go into large groups of people once a week every week and moved up from there. Its taken years of sticking to this routine to get where i am today and im ready to take the next step. I’m ready to win the battle and pursue my dream.
I Tucker Bearden want to do what they say is impossible. I want to stand in front of thousands of people and tell my story about how I overcame Asperger’s and became a public speaker. How I went from puking in the Walmart bathroom to overcoming my fear and standing in front of thousands.
Fear is the problem and the solution.
I want to teach others who suffer as i did and still do on occasion. I want to show them what i wish someone showed me years ago. I want to help them stop running from it and start running with it.