Brave

Brave : 50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life

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Live every day with greater clarity, confidence and courage.
Brave is a handbook for being more courageous. Written for busy people on the go, its short, focused chapters provide practical tools and empowering perspectives to help you build your 'courage muscles' in your work, relationships and life.


Drawing on her background in business, psychology and coaching, author Margie Warrell will guide you in moving past the fears, doubts and beliefs that keep you from making the changes, and taking the chances, you need to enjoy the fulfillment and success you desire.


Courage is a habit. Practicing it daily, even in quiet small ways, unlocks new possibilities, creates new opportunities, grows your influence and enables you to meet your challenges with more resilience and self-assurance. So whether you're stuck in a rut, struggling in a relationship, overwhelmed by your daily juggling act or uninspired about your future, Brave will provide you with a regular dose of positive and practical inspiration to:





Clarify what 'success' truly means to you, and be more purposeful in your daily efforts to achieve it

Speak up with greater confidence, and be more assertive in dealing with difficult people, getting what you want and changing what you don't

Define the person and leader you aspire to be, become more resilient under pressure, decisive in uncertainty and adaptable to change

Scrap the excuses (your age, education, gender, busyness or children) that sabotage your future actions

Dare more boldly, passionately pursuing the goals that inspire you most, no matter how daunting



Courage begets courage. You build it every time you choose to leave the safety of your comfort zone for the sake of something more important. Day by day, brave action by brave action, you can Brave within you to create a life rich in all that you seek. If you want to live your life more powerfully and purposefully, this book will become your trusted companion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 141 x 208 x 16mm | 366g
  • Wrightbooks
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • 0730319180
  • 9780730319184
  • 89,275

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO TODAY IF YOU WERE BEING BRAVE?

Courage begets courage. It's a habit. Doing something brave every day-no matter how small-unlocks new possibilities and grows your 'courage muscles' to thrive in your work, relationships and life.

Drawing on her background in business, psychology and coaching, best-selling author Margie Warrell guides you past the fears that keep you from making the changes and taking the chances to create your ideal life.

Learn how to shape your circumstances so they don't shape you. The everyday acts of bravery in this book will empower you to: overcome your fears, uncover your passion and trust your intuition speak confidently, with greater authenticity and influence fail forward, risk rejection, and bounce back faster be more resilient in tough circumstances and with difficult people quiet your inner critic, take more chances and dare more boldly.

In today's uncertain times, fear can unconsciously direct our lives. Start small, dare big, and begin today to live with greater purpose, passion and courage.
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Table of contents

About the author vii


Acknowledgements viii


Introduction xi


PART I: LIVE PURPOSEFULLY


Ten building blocks for living bravely 1


1 Decide what you stand for 3


2 Interrogate your reality 8


3 Face your fear to rise above it 13


4 Value your own opinion above all others 20


5 Trust your intuition 25


6 Focus on what you want 32


7 Own your choices; spare the excuses 37


8 Resist conformity; embrace what makes you different 44


9 Change before you have to 52


10 Live by design, not by default 56


PART II: SPEAK BRAVELY


How to have courageous conversations about things that matter 61


11 Your voice matters; be heard 63


12 Speak from your heart, not your ego 68


13 Say no to the good to say yes to the great 77


14 Dare to ask big 83


15 Listen to understand; not to be understood 88


16 Be willing to rock the boat 94


17 Talk more; type less 100


18 Hold people accountable 107


19 Be careful keeping secrets 112


20 Offer feedback; it's an act of service 116


21 Say sorry even when it's difficult 122


PART III: WORK PASSIONATELY


How to risk the bravery your potential is counting on 127


22 Work as though what you do matters; it does 129


23 Play to win, not to avoid losing 135


24 Be the leader you would love to have 139


25 Quit quickly; fail fast 144


26 Never give anyone power to intimidate you 150


27 Don't hide behind humility 153


28 Risk more rejections 157


29 Be decisive amid uncertainty 162


30 Unlearn to relearn 167


31 Seek expert advice, but apply it sparingly 172


32 Lift others as you climb 176


PART IV: DIG DEEP


How to be resilient when life doesn't go to plan 181


33 Life doesn't happen to you, it happens for you 183


34 Refuse to let your circumstances define you 187


35 Nurture resilience daily; courage calls for it 191


36 Asking for help reveals strength, not weakness 196


37 Let go disappointment but retain your hope 201


38 Do your best with what you have; it's enough 207


39 Anger chains you to the past; leave it there 212


40 Sit with your sadness 218


41 Gratitude elevates; lift yourself daily 225


PART V: DARE BOLDLY


How to pursue your biggest dreams and ambitions 231


42 Live from your imagination; not your history 233


43 Pave your own path 239


44 Yes, take that chance! The odds are better than you think 244


45 Fear regret more than failure 248


46 Break the rules; make your own 253


47 Forget perfect! Good enough is good enough 259


48 Embrace problems that are worthy of you 263


49 Courage is contagious; walk with giants 268


50 Think big; start small; begin now 273


Epilogue 278
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About Margie Warrell

MARGIE WARRELL provides leadership, communication, and courage-building programs for organisations including NASA, UN Foundation, AOL and Accenture. As a columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post, her advice is featured throughout leading global media. Margie is also a mother of four children.
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