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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Wrightbooks
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • 0730319180
  • 9780730319184
  • 79,375

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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.show more

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.show more

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 278show more
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