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Career Courage Challenge Day 15: Get Clear on What You Want Career Courage For

Career Courage Challenge Day 15, Red Cape Revolution

We’re starting week 3 of our Career Courage Challenge. Are you ready? I am! Keep sharing your stories and experiences in email or in the Comments at the end of this article, or on Facebook and LinkedIn, too. And remember, I’ve been taking the challenges along with you–just check out the Comments.


Career Courage Challenge, Day 15: Get Clear on What You Want Career Courage For



As we start a new week, it’s time to face the biggest question of all.

What do you want career courage for in the first place?

Something brought you here (both to this challenge and to the place you are in your life). Something’s calling you to be a little more brave, to be a little more daring. My guess is that it’s because there’s something you want to change–but you’re a little afraid of what that will mean.

Figure it out. Don’t talk yourself out of it. Be real with it. Write it down.

Getting the clarity about what you want helps you gain the courage you need.

Watch my video, “How to Gain Clarity in Your Career”

This video from our archives is a little longer than the others (12 min, 31 sec) but includes many valuable resources for you to use. Also check out our Free Tools page for more.

Share the Career Courage Challenge with friends & colleagues!

If you’d like more courage in your career and life, there’s still time to join us for the Career Courage Challenge throughout June. Click here to sign up and get the challenges directly in your inbox. They’re free, fast, fun, and may give you just the boost to bring your superpowers to work.

Join the Career Courage Challenge here!

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.

3 responses to “Career Courage Challenge Day 15: Get Clear on What You Want Career Courage For”

  1. For me, I want more career courage to be able to be of service to more people, more often, to help them see how they can change their lives at work for the better, for good. I don’t want to pull back or chicken out just because some of the things I’m doing may be hard or unpopular. I want to make sure I’m making a difference.

    What do you want more career courage for?