Courage Blog

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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16
Apr

What to Do about Rudeness in the Workplace?

The last two blog postings and this one final posting focus on rudeness in the workplace. Most workplace rudeness stops short of forbidden behavior, but it’s still annoying. How can it be stopped? We need to establish a standard of civil conduct by setting an example to enforce good manners. One point is for sure: avoidance isn’t the solution.            

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7
Mar

Recognizing Defining Moments Takes Courage

We find ourselves in a sphere of enormous change. Actually, this change might be labeled a national defining moment. Defining moments require us to stop and reflect before stepping up to claim our everyday courage. Before taking that critical first step, like the archer trying to hit a bull’s-eye, it is important to pause and ask a Socratic questions: How

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21
Feb

Hitting the Bull’s-Eye with Courage

Last time I wrote that hitting the bull’s-eye means being on target. The term came from seventeenth-century English longbow yeomen in small hamlets. After church services they immediately held archery practice since this was the only time when many of the archers could gather. A common target was the white skull of a bull, and the aim was to hit

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7
Feb

Take Courage and Be Your Authentic Self!

Webster’s Dictionary defines courage as mental or moral strength; however, courage comes from the Old French word corage, meaning heart and spirit. So it has little to do with society’s label of physical bravado or heroic acts much less split-second decisions. Courage is something that originates within you, at the core of your being. Awareness of this untapped reservoir of

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