Tap the power of courage and achieve greater clarity, confidence, and satisfaction in your work and life
Tap in to the inspirational motivation of best-selling author, life coach and media personality, Margie Warrell. Stop Playing Safe is a call to action for anyone who has ever felt that their work was not revealing their true potential for personal progression and career development. It will give you the conviction and courage to become bolder in your career, to perform better and enjoy your work more.
Margie points out that 'fear' seems to be our new state of 'normal' as we deal with economic uncertainty, job insecurity and constant change management in the workplace. In times like these, all our instincts tell us to play safe and avoid risk. Yet courage and bold action are the keys to reaping the rewards of exceptional success in your career.
Supported by case studies, insights and advice from a range of high-profile Australian and international entrepreneurs, Stop Playing Safe shares tactics you can put into practice to achieve personal fulfilment and professional success. It will help you clarify your career purpose and maximise your work value. It offers solutions for dealing with change management and will encourage you to pursue your career goals with renewed vigour and empowerment.
- Margie Warrell grew up on a dairy farm in rural Australia and has lived in the US
- She is the best-selling author of Find Your Courage and CEO of Global Courage
- Her clients include the United Nations Foundation, NASA, Ernst & Young, Bechtel, Best Buy, Accenture, AOL, Covidien, ADT, United Healthcare, and ExxonMobil
You will keep coming back to this book as you move forward in your career, using it as a ready reference to progress through each stage and tackle each new challenge.
"Adapting to change an taking chances are critical to your success. This book will help you with both. Get it, read it, enjoy the results." - Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus and The Seed.
"Stop Playing Safe will help you harness the courage to take the risks that make sense-and give you the success you want." - Randy Gage, Author of Risky Is the New Safe
"Practical, powerful, and inspiring. In uncertain times, it's a guidebook you can't afford not to read as it spells out exactly how to handle your challenges and find the confidence to speak up, adapt and get ahead in the new economy. Everyone in your company should read it!" - Suzi Pomerantz, author, Master coach, and CEO of Innovative Leadership International.
"Stop Playing Safe is one of those rare books that is at once original, inspirational, and above all, useful." - Bill Treasurer, President of Giant Leap Consulting and author, Courage Goes to Work.
"Stop Playing Safe provides a roadmap to navigate uncertainty and find the courage to create meaningful changes in your workplace, career and life." - Rebecca Heino, Professor of Management, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
"Margie Warrell provides powerful and practical advice for overcoming our innate fear of risk and vulnerability. It bears reading and re-reading for all who strive to become their best selves." - Dr Gordon Livingston, Author of Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart
"Margie is a true expert on the science of success. Her new book is both inspiring and practical. It's a powerful manual for creating the life of your dreams." - Siimon Reynolds, author of Why People Fail
About the author vii
Part I Core Courage 1
1 Know your why 3
2 Rethink risk, commit to courage 29
3 Align bold action with right action 59
Part II Working Courage 79
4 Speak candidly, listen bravely 81
5 Learn, unlearn and relearn 115
6 Seize opportunity from your adversity 149
7 Lead authentically, cultivate courage 183
Part III Take Courage 221
8 Trust yourself - take action! 223
Appendix: The Courage Key 240