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Brave

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Brave

50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life
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Live every day with greater clarity, confidence and courage.

Brave is a handbook for being more courageous. Written for busy people on the go, its short, focused chapters provide practical tools and empowering perspectives to help you build your 'courage muscles' in your work, relationships and life.

Drawing on her background in business, psychology and coaching, author Margie Warrell will guide you in moving past the fears, doubts and beliefs that keep you from making the changes, and taking the chances, you need to enjoy the fulfillment and success you desire.

Courage is a habit. Practicing it daily, even in quiet small ways, unlocks new possibilities, creates new opportunities, grows your influence and enables you to meet your challenges with more resilience and self-assurance. So whether you're stuck in a rut, struggling in a relationship, overwhelmed by your daily juggling act or uninspired about your future, Brave will provide you with a regular dose of positive and practical inspiration to:

  • Clarify what 'success' truly means to you, and be more purposeful in your daily efforts to achieve it
  • Speak up with greater confidence, and be more assertive in dealing with difficult people, getting what you want and changing what you don't
  • Define the person and leader you aspire to be, become more resilient under pressure, decisive in uncertainty and adaptable to change
  • Scrap the excuses (your age, education, gender, busyness or children) that sabotage your future actions
  • Dare more boldly, passionately pursuing the goals that inspire you most, no matter how daunting
  • Courage begets courage. You build it every time you choose to leave the safety of your comfort zone for the sake of something more important. Day by day, brave action by brave action, you can Brave within you to create a life rich in all that you seek. If you want to live your life more powerfully and purposefully, this book will become your trusted companion.

    Live every day with greater clarity, confidence and courage.

    Brave is a handbook for being more courageous. Written for busy people on the go, its short, focused chapters provide practical tools and empowering perspectives to help you build your 'courage muscles' in your work, relationships and life.

    Drawing on her background in business, psychology and coaching, author Margie Warrell will guide you in moving past the fears, doubts and beliefs that keep you from making the changes, and taking the chances, you need to enjoy the fulfillment and success you desire.

    Courage is a habit. Practicing it daily, even in quiet small ways, unlocks new possibilities, creates new opportunities, grows your influence and enables you to meet your challenges with more resilience and self-assurance. So whether you're stuck in a rut, struggling in a relationship, overwhelmed by your daily juggling act or uninspired about your future, Brave will provide you with a regular dose of positive and practical inspiration to:

  • Clarify what 'success' truly means to you, and be more purposeful in your daily efforts to achieve it
  • Speak up with greater confidence, and be more assertive in dealing with difficult people, getting what you want and changing what you don't
  • Define the person and leader you aspire to be, become more resilient under pressure, decisive in uncertainty and adaptable to change
  • Scrap the excuses (your age, education, gender, busyness or children) that sabotage your future actions
  • Dare more boldly, passionately pursuing the goals that inspire you most, no matter how daunting
  • Courage begets courage. You build it every time you choose to leave the safety of your comfort zone for the sake of something more important. Day by day, brave action by brave action, you can Brave within you to create a life rich in all that you seek. If you want to live your life more powerfully and purposefully, this book will become your trusted companion.

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    About the Author-
    • MARGIE WARRELL provides leadership, communication, and courage-building programs for organisations including NASA, UN Foundation, AOL and Accenture. As a columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post, her advice is featured throughout leading global media. Margie is also a mother of four children.

    Table of Contents-
    • About the author vii

      Acknowledgements viii

      Introduction xi

      PART I: LIVE PURPOSEFULLY

      Ten building blocks for living bravely 1

      1 Decide what you stand for 3

      2 Interrogate your reality 8

      3 Face your fear to rise above it 13

      4 Value your own opinion above all others 20

      5 Trust your intuition 25

      6 Focus on what you want 32

      7 Own your choices; spare the excuses 37

      8 Resist conformity; embrace what makes you different 44

      9 Change before you have to 52

      10 Live by design, not by default 56

      PART II: SPEAK BRAVELY

      How to have courageous conversations about things that matter 61

      11 Your voice matters; be heard 63

      12 Speak from your heart, not your ego 68

      13 Say no to the good to say yes to the great 77

      14 Dare to ask big 83

      15 Listen to understand; not to be understood 88

      16 Be willing to rock the boat 94

      17 Talk more; type less 100

      18 Hold people accountable 107

      19 Be careful keeping secrets 112

      20 Offer feedback; it's an act of service 116

      21 Say sorry even when it's difficult 122

      PART III: WORK PASSIONATELY

      How to risk the bravery your potential is counting on 127

      22 Work as though what you do matters; it does 129

      23 Play to win, not to avoid losing 135

      24 Be the leader you would love to have 139

      25 Quit quickly; fail fast 144

      26 Never give anyone power to intimidate you 150

      27 Don't hide behind humility 153

      28 Risk more rejections 157

      29 Be decisive amid uncertainty 162

      30 Unlearn to relearn 167

      31 Seek expert advice, but apply it sparingly 172

      32 Lift others as you climb 176

      PART IV: DIG DEEP

      How to be resilient when life doesn't go to plan 181

      33 Life doesn't happen to you, it happens for you 183

      34 Refuse to let your circumstances define you 187

      35 Nurture resilience daily; courage calls for it 191

      36 Asking for help reveals strength, not weakness 196

      37 Let go disappointment but retain your hope 201

      38 Do your best with what you have; it's enough 207

      39 Anger chains you to the past; leave it there 212

      40 Sit with your sadness 218

      41 Gratitude elevates; lift yourself daily 225

      PART V: DARE BOLDLY

      How to pursue your biggest dreams and ambitions 231

      42 Live from your imagination; not your history 233

      43 Pave your own path 239

      44 Yes, take that chance! The odds are better than you think 244

      45 Fear regret more than failure 248

      46 Break the rules; make your own 253

      47 Forget perfect! Good enough is good enough 259

      48 Embrace problems that are worthy of you 263

      49 Courage is contagious; walk with giants 268

      50 Think big; start small; begin now 273

      Epilogue 278

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