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Career Courage Challenge Day 16: Notice Where You’re Already Brave

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Welcome to Day 16 of our Career Courage Challenge. It’s getting juicy—keep taking those baby steps and creating more results for your career and life! Love it when you share 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 16: Notice Where You’re Already Brave



In yesterday’s challenge, you got clear on what you wanted career courage for in the first place. I hope you wrote it down. Feel free to write it in the Comments (or share it with me in email privately.)

Today, with that goal in mind, let’s take a look at where you are already using that courage. Where are you already brave? Where are you already making decisions with a bold heart as well as your smart head?

Maybe it’s in what you are choosing to spend time on each day, or who you’re choosing to spend time with. Maybe it’s in what you’re saying no to. Maybe it’s as simple as you being honest with yourself that you are ready for more courage, for change for the better, for good.

Somewhere in your life at work, you’re already generating a spark of courage. Notice it, appreciate it, and start to nurture it into bigger, more amazing flames of success.

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.

2 responses to “Career Courage Challenge Day 16: Notice Where You’re Already Brave”

  1. For me, I’m noticing the courage to create and share these challenges every day in June, not to mention taking them along with you! I’m reading every email and social media response, and adapting future challenges to make sure they hit all the hot buttons you’ve shared with me. (Thanks for that–keep the ideas coming!)