Courage Blog


Segment #3: Manifest Vision

There are no shortcuts when it comes to manifesting career success, so it’s important to know where you want to go and develop a crystal clear vision of your intention (and I don’t mean to write your goals). To me, intentions are more important than five year goal projections. One way to accomplish this is to develop your SQ (Spiritual

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Segment #2: Hurdle Obstacles and Take Risks

Every behavior a courageous person exhibits is a choice. There is a big difference between knee-jerk reactions, being foolhardy and applying courage consciousness. Choose the risks you take so you can creatively navigate your way around, through, or over any obstacles that cross your path. Courageous people know that mediocrity is the kiss of death, so take the risk and

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Segment #1: Affirm Your Strength and Determination

 A courageous individual has learned that courage is acquired by conscious design and that you strengthen it, step by step, choice by choice. One obstacle to courage is inertia. If you fall into a pothole, how long do you take to get out? Question: How do you overcome inertia—a blockage to courage action? Answer: Ask yourself this critical question: Are

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4 Courage Myths

The word “courage” seems to be such a “big” word in our culture since it is frequently associated with sensationalism and tragic circumstances; yet, it simply means, “heart.” On the extreme, courage is associated with the whistle blowers witnessed at WorldCom and Enron. Too me, “simply courage” is best quoted by Robert Louis Stevenson: “Everyday courage has few witnesses. It

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Gratitude in the New Year!

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer* Every day is a day to be grateful. Are you too

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Part II Are You Too Big for Your Britches (Or Are You Just Demonstrating Feminine Courage)?

Being mindful of defining moments Being passed over for a promotion, not receiving a fair raise, being spoken down to, or having your boss publicly reprimand you are a few examples of career defining moments. Recognizing these workplace incidents is the first step to reclaiming your courage. Unfortunately, many women misinterpret these moments and respond in defeating ways when the

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Are You Too Big for Your Britches Part I

(Or Are You Just Demonstrating Feminine Courage)? Few women regard facing an average workday as a courageous feat. Why? Traditionally, only facing fear under perilous circumstances is labeled courageous. Running into a burning building to save a pet, pushing a pedestrian out of the way of a speeding car, or tackling a robber in flight are readily accepted instances of

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Courage and Discernment

Discernment means a time to reflect or stop in order to distinguish between differences or perceptions. There are numerous discernment definitions on the Web. Discernment in Wikipedia means “to describe the process of discerning God’s will for one’s life.” As a practicing contemplative, for me it means being able to respond to my highest “courageous will” (as Spirit intended). Coming

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Permission to Be Me!

I had an email from a woman that read: “I just landed a great job! For the first time, I negotiated my salary to my satisfaction. I didn’t give my talents away for fear of not being hired. At 48 years-old, I feel proud that I gave myself permission to be me. Why did it take me so long to

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Amazing Courage!

Learning a new skill, balancing work and family, or transitioning to a new industry is rarely celebrated as stories of courage. Everyday courage has been relegated to the mundane. Isn’t that a shame? We should be in awe of the heroes of amazing stories of courage…and of our neighbor’s everyday courage as well! Over the years I have gathered examples

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