“Why do the Yankees always win? The other team can’t stop looking at the pinstripes.” Frank Abagnale
If you can create an aura of invincibility around yourself, you generate a force field that will protect you from harm.
If you build a reputation for excellence, it will precede you into all endeavors.
You can intimidate others by being the absolute best you can be, by always bringing everything you have to bear every single time. Make your opposition say “oh crap” when they hear they are competing against you in anything.
Make them fear your name, because you bring your A Game.