Being the first to “come out” in a professional locker room.
Landing safely in the Hudson River.
Refusing to sit in the back of the bus.
Standing face-to-turret in Tiananmen Square.
Leaving behind what is known for a new culture and country.
Courage comes in many forms.
“Courage is like — it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: You get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.” - Mary Daly
And we have the ability to practice “couraging “ every day.
It’s facing a client or colleague after a tense disagreement.
It’s advocating that your pay should equal your male colleague.
It’s expressing a different perspective in the presence of group think.
It’s shipping something new without the guarantee of market acceptance.
It’s asking your team for help because you don’t have all the answers.
This week’s SHIFT - Be Courageous - Then do it again next week.
Have fun while storming the castle.
My oldest daughter, Elle, asked me to share her latest blog. She courageously opens up about a past struggle that affects 30 to 40% of teenage girls. If you are a parent, please read. If you know a parent or teenager, please share. You can read her story by clicking Odyssey. I love you Boo. #pedalfast ❤️
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