12
Oct

Is Courage Important at Work?

In today’s business world, the importance of everyday courage cannot be over-emphasized, especially for those of us who must balance the demands of family and career. Consider these very real situations. • Behind closed doors, a manager bullies and denigrates an employee. • The best-qualified person is passed over for a promotion (again). • An employee realizes that he has

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12
Sep

Courage: Hitting the Bull’s-Eye

Hitting the bull’s-eye means being on target. English longbow yeomen in small hamlets often held archery practice after church services, the only time when many of them could gather. A common target was the white skull of a bull, and the greatest skill was illustrated by getting a bull’s eye. Before practicing the skills needed to hit the bull’s-eye in

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12
Aug

Living with Uncertainty

Yesterday, one of my yogi friends shared that he had pancreatic cancer and he would be starting radiation and chemo. At 62 and a fit athlete, I thought about my research on uncertainty. I discovered that there are 12 obstacles to courage with 12 matching/complimentary courage actions. One of the 12 obstacles is uncertainty. If we become adults or mature,

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15
Jul

I Am Grateful! And You?

I am grateful for those enlightened souls whose contributions create a shift in world consciousness. I am grateful for those who display basic values of social grace. I am grateful for the holy moments that appear when I stop to be present to the beauty that surrounds me. I am grateful to know that new possibilities are waiting to be

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18
Jun

Imposter Syndrome: “Am I A Fraud”?

A courage coaching client wrote, “I wish I had time to read something other than curriculum and educational philosophy as I prepare for these workshops. Last night I had a very long, vivid dream where I was assigned five educational foundation/conceptual philosophy books to read and create five units for a presentation. I remember in my dream feeling very stupid

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2
Jun

Behaviors of Courageous Women

Courageous women keep pressing forward when they have been passed over at work. They restructure their goals, take charge and manifest a new vision. Whammy! They have reinvented themselves one more time. Settling is not an option. They know courage is an inside job, and “managing up” is the key to stepping up and taking control. Courageous women face uncertainty

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10
May

“Conscious Living, Conscious Courage, Unconscious Dying”

“I’m dying!” Every moment we are in the process/change of dying—that’s not a downer, that’s a wake-up call! I offer a program called “Conscious Living, Conscious Courage, Unconscious Dying.” People ask me what do I mean by “unconscious dying.” A couple of examples include harboring sorrow, accepting status quo or embracing the mantra “something is better than nothing.” Underlying all

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16
Apr

Etymology of Courage

Etymology of Courage. Courage originates from the Old French corage, meaning “heart and spirit.” I apply this original definition to my life. Do you? Becoming aware of the behaviors and rewards of courage, I feel more empowered to be discerning and better able to respond to my inherent energy of courage. The word virtue (virs) in Latin means “energy.” Hiding

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23
Mar

Courage Is an Internal Process

Courage is an internal process. It occurs when you make a conscious decision to tap into and use your inner “reservoir” of heart, which you might not have even realized you have. “Listen with the ear of your heart.” — Prologue to “Rule of Saint Benedict”  

4
Mar

Self-Doubt Is A Courage Destroyer

“Every day courage is standard equipment in everyone,” believes The Courage Expert, Sandra Ford Walston. “When self-doubt creeps in, ask: ‘How can I act with courage?’ Pause and reflect—it’s likely that you already know what action is required. But knowing isn’t enough! Courage requires you to then take action; whether that’s standing alone on a business issue, or confronting intimidation.”

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