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Career Courage Challenge Day 30: Offer Your Opinion

Career Courage Challenge Day 30

You’ve made it! It’s the 30th day of the 30-Day Career Courage Challenge. How does it feel? You’re a brave one, and I am so proud of you–and me! Thanks to everyone who sent notes in email or  wrote in the Comments at the end of this article, or on Facebook and LinkedIn, too. I’ve been taking the challenges along with you, too–my notes are in each day’s Comments.


Career Courage Challenge, Day 30:

Offer Your Opinion



Perhaps one of the bravest things we can do is to tell someone else what we think. Even if it makes us uncomfortable (remember Day 12?)

Today, I invite you to tell me.

After traveling down this road together for the past month, I invite you to share your opinions on this Career Courage Challenge.

No matter if you’ve done all of it, some of it, or none of it, I want to hear from you.

Would you take a handful of minutes and tell me what you think? This entire challenge was a test in courage, and you’re the best person to offer your perspective. And that takes courage.

>>Click here to start the short survey<<

shut up and listen



Why a Career Courage Challenge?

Here at, we’ve focused on three main things that we all need to have to soar in our careers (things we’ve learned through our research and conversations with you):

  • Gaining Clarity: really seeing and understanding what’s unique and special about you; what your superpowers are and how you can bring them to work;
  • Building Confidence: feeling strong and sure about who you are, and what you’re doing now and in the future, and;
  • Taking Control: choosing to take action on the things you want and need in your work and life.

But in last year’s reader survey, I asked, “If you could take a superpill that would help you overcome your biggest challenge, what would that pill do?” here’s what you said:[blockquote]The pill would give me the words and courage to express to our executives how damaging these yo-yo initiatives are.

It would give me courage to ask for opportunities when I meet people.

Sometimes small setbacks throw me into doubt. The pill would make me believe in me first.[/blockquote]

So it sounds like there’s a new C emerging: courage. And I’m right there with you, because I’m seeking courage, too.

To play bigger. Serve you better. Impact more people like you. To make hard choices about who I want to be, where I want to be, how I want to spend more of my time and where I need to spend less.

That’s why I wanted to experiment with this free, 30-Day Career Courage Challenge. I’m going to push myself beyond my comfort zone, and I hope you’ll play along with me, too. I hope you’ll share your experiences in the Comments below, on Facebook or LinkedIn, or by email.

I can’t wait to grow my courage muscles with you.