Welcome to Day 2 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 2:
State What Makes Someone Else Great
YOUR CHALLENGE TODAY: Stop and look around. Who’s in your life at work right now who you admire or aspire to be more like? What makes them great? Is it their positive attitude? Their ability to handle conflict without getting twisted in knots? Or something else? Here’s your opportunity to do more than just notice.
Today’s Career Courage Challenge is to State What Makes Them Great. Brave modesty or embarrassment and speak up. It takes focus and kind attention to really recognize what is wonderful in others, rather than just nodding and looking the other way. Bonus points if you actually TELL someone–including the person you think is great!
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Don’t forget to share your experience with today’s Challenge in the Comments below! Know someone who should take the challenge, too? Point them to CareerCourageChallenge.com to sign up and get each day’s challenges in their inbox!
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.