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Career Courage Challenge Day 26: Encourage Someone Else’s Courage

Career Courage Challenge Day 26

On our 26th day of our Career Courage Challenge, we’ll continue to build our courage muscles. Share what’s happening for you by email  or write in the Comments at the end of this article, or on Facebook and LinkedIn, too. I’ve been taking the challenges along with you–read my notes in each day’s Comments.


Career Courage Challenge, Day 26:

Encourage Someone Else’s Courage



Who in your circle needs some extra courage today?

A family member struggling to find balance in a new career? A recent grad seeking their first break? A former colleague who’s company is going through dramatic change?

It’s easy to overlook those in pain around us, thinking we can’t possibly help, we don’t want to meddle, or we don’t want our offers to be taken the wrong way.

But if you look around, there’s likely someone nearby who needs you. Who could really use a dose of your newly-growing courage. Who would appreciate the bravery you’ve used to simply reach out and be of help.

To encourage takes courage. You have more than you did 25 days ago. Let’s go give it away.

Time to ask for more support at work?

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.

One response to “Career Courage Challenge Day 26: Encourage Someone Else’s Courage”

  1. A former client’s company just made major changes and her role is now in flux. I’ll be talking to her later today and plan to remind her how she’s managed through major changes in the past, and how amazing she really is. With the Career Courage Challenge in mind, I’ll push a little harder than usual to make sure she knows she’s already used a lot of courage in her life at work, and that she has my complete faith that she’ll do the same this time. My wish for her is that she can see it for herself, too.