Welcome to the third day of our 30-Day Career Courage Challenge! Each day, I’ll be sharing a short challenge you can take to help build your courage and your career. Plus, I’ll be taking the challenges along with you—watch for my notes in the Comments, below, as well as on Facebook and LinkedIn, so chime in!
Career Courage Challenge, Day 3:
State What Makes Someone You Don’t Like Great
YOUR CHALLENGE TODAY: Who’s in your life at work right now who you really don’t like very much? Who ticks you off? Who frustrates you? Picture their face in front of you.
Now, look at them closely. What is something about them that makes them great? Wuuuuuh??
Yes, I’m asking you to find the gold in someone you may not be inclined to see as positively as the people you naturally like and connect with.
It takes courage to think positively about someone you don’t really like. Because no matter who they are, there is SOMETHING good about them that you can find to recognize and even admire. Bonus points if you actually TELL someone–including the person you don’t like that much. Who knows–it might turn your entire relationship around and create a change for the better for you, and your career.
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Don’t forget to share your experience with today’s Challenge in the Comments below! I’m sharing mine each day, too, so chime in.
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Why a Career Courage Challenge?
Here at RedCapeRevolution.com, 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.