Welcome to 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, and sharing my learnings along the way, too.
(Know someone who should take the challenge, too? Send them to CareerCourageChallenge.com to sign up and get each day’s challenges in their inbox!)
Career Courage Challenge, Day 1:
State What Makes You Great
YOUR CHALLENGE TODAY: Take a minute and name the talents, characteristics, and key traits that really make you great in your work and life. Bravely ignore those voices that say “keep your head down” or “be humble,” and proudly acknowledge something amazing in you.
Extra courage points if you tell someone else, too. It takes a lot of guts to put those special traits out there, but the world needs to know them, so don’t hold back!
WATCH MORE IN MY VIDEO HERE:
(Okay, courage confession. This video is far from perfect. I shot it seven times and each time the upload got wonky. After seven tries, I decided to have the courage to share it with you anyway.)
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.