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Career Courage Challenge Day 6: Plan a Click-Free Day

Day 6, Career Courage Challenge

It’s the 6th 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!


(For more on why we’re doing this Challenge, click here.) 

Career Courage Challenge, Day 6:

Plan a Click-Free Day



 When’s the last time you completely unplugged? Oh, I know, the thought makes you nervous. After all, so much of our work AND our lives are caught up in being connected by phones, tablets, and other tech gadgets.

But what if you could go click-free, just for a day? What might change for you then?

Today, take a look at your calendar. Pick a day this month (or heck, even a few hours) when you can go click-free. No email at the minimum. No devices at all if you really want extra points. See how focusing on what’s in front of you might change how you look at things in your life at work.

Don’t give in to the FOMO–Fear of Missing Out. Because what you’re missing will never be as much as what you can potentially gain in focus and energy.


(This is an excerpt from the Get Career Clear training I led earlier this year. Enjoy!)

Want my free tip sheet, How to Click Less and Connect More? Click here to get it now.

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, 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.


2 responses to “Career Courage Challenge Day 6: Plan a Click-Free Day”

  1. This one gets hard when you really look at your schedule and commit, right? I’ve picked two, actually; now I have to put plans and systems in place so that I truly can be click-free that day. But I’m determined!

    How about you? Can you plan a click-free day sometime soon?