Courage Blog

24
Sep

The Importance of Courage 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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21
Aug

The Final Four (of Twelve) Tips for Entrepreneurs to Apply Everyday Courage

Risk-taker…imaginative…venturesome…visionary…industrious…opportunistic—such are the expressions most people use to describe an entrepreneur. While these descriptions are usually accurate, many people fail to see entrepreneurs for what they really are: the embodiment of courage. Entrepreneurs know there is a direct correlation between success and their courageous leadership quotient. Entrepreneurs represent the true portraits of courageous endeavor. Why? Rather than accept the status

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7
Aug

4 More Tips to Apply Entrepreneurial Courage

Below you will find four additional tips to apply entrepreneurial courage. After you combine all twelve courage behaviors over the month of August you will be better suited to determine where you are weighted in courage actions and where you might be blind to a few other behavioral choices. For example, you’re proficient expressing yourself (speaking up), but StuckThinking™ shows

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25
Jul

First of 4 Tips to Apply Entrepreneurial Courage

As entrepreneurs maneuver through business pursuits, they recognize defining moments and apply “everyday courage.” Cognizant of the etymology of courage (meaning, “heart and spirit”), their courage consciousness is vital to their success, particularly during times of uncertainty. Based on thirteen years of original courage research, twelve behaviors of courage emerged that are significant if you wish to keep stepping up

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10
Jul

Facets of Courage

To recognize courage, it helps to distinguish the various facets of courage. Some of us manifest certain types of courage well but come up short in other areas. Try to detect which elements you exhibit and which need to be unleashed in your life. •  Spiritual courage. The spiritual journey requires being in the present. It is a trust in

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25
Jun

Six Myths About Teenage Courage: Part Two

The remaining six myths carried over from my last posting are about teenage courage. They are applicable to women of all ages.  4. Girls outgrow and courageously overcome the need to gossip or start rumors about each other. No one wants to feel left out in the cold. Gossip and rumors do not end when you “grow up” and start

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10
Jun

Six Myths About Teenage Courage: Part One

Below are the first three of six insights about whether teenagers grow up utilizing courage and what you can do to awaken and confirm this critical virtue in teenagers you know and love:  1. Teenage girls are encouraged to display their unique courage and they equally support other girls for their individuality. Teenagers have a big problem supporting each other’s

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29
May

You Have Arrived!

What does “you have arrived” mean? You have arrived means you stop sabotaging your life by worrying too much to prove your worth. For my work in courage, to know “you’ve already arrived…” means the person lives a “courage-centered” life—it’s intentional, and declared from the heart!  The most critical issue as you embrace this forgotten virtue is to give yourself

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14
May

How to Apply Courage-Based Decisions with a “Big Shot”

Now that I shared my rookie story in my previous blog posting about confronting Mr. Big Shot,  what is the key ingredient to my life lesson? Courage! Don’t ever consider selling your soul or swallowing your voice for a piece of business, even if it looks like “the big one!” The key to securing the right type of business is

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2
May

Dealing with “Mr. Big Shot”—How to Stay Centered in Personal Courage

One of the first life lessons of my career also made the biggest impression. Maybe you recall one of those types of stories in your life. I had taken a job as an entry-level business development officer for a small start-up bank in West Los Angeles. My job responsibilities consisted of qualifying, securing and transferring profitable clients in the bank’s

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