Category Archive: Courage

5 Ways to Reject Arrogance and Develop the Beauty of Real Confidence

Bravado impresses the blind, intimidates the ignorant, comforts the fearful, and offends the skillful. Confidence doesn’t need to brag, impress, outdo, or put others down. 5 ways to develop real confidence: Burst the… Continue reading

One Simple Question Anyone Can Ask That Produces a Moment of Clarity

Confusion is about fear and doubt, not intelligence. Self-doubt makes smart people dumb.  Doubt and fear are the parents of delay and confusion. Self-doubt rejects options and makes decisions like a snail, if at… Continue reading

10 Ways to Build a Go-For-It Culture

It’s difficult for go-for-it leaders to imagine that people are waiting for permission to act. What’s wrong with them? You take action without asking permission. Why doesn’t everyone else? 10 ways to build… Continue reading

What’s the Bravest Thing You Could Do Today

Yesterday I asked a question I’ve never asked a client before. “What’s the bravest thing you could do today?” His thinking shifted. His eyes went first to the ceiling and then around the… Continue reading

The Surprising Face of Belief

Believe in people if you expect greatness from them. But what does it look like? 4 faces of disbelief: Accepting mediocrity. There’s nothing inspiring about being average when people are capable of remarkable.… Continue reading

Don’t Believe Your Momma

Don’t believe your momma. She kept telling you to be careful.  Fear is resistance to greatness. Encourage greatness: We have a daredevil granddaughter. The parents of this two year old thrill-seeker bought her… Continue reading