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Train the Brave : Tame Your Fear, Take the Chance, Dare to Live Big - Margie Warrell

Train the Brave

Tame Your Fear, Take the Chance, Dare to Live Big

Paperback Published: 1st February 2019
ISBN: 9780730369431
Number Of Pages: 288

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Live every day with greater clarity, confidence and courage.

Train the 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, Train the 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 Train the 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.

About the author xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction xvii

Part I: Live Purposefully Ten Building Blocks For Living Bravely 1

1 Decide What You Stand For 3

2 Interrogate Your Reality 7

3 Face Your Fear To Rise Above It 13

4 Value Your Own Opinion Above All Others 19

5 Trust Your Intuition 25

6 Focus On What You Want 31

7 Own Your Choices; Spare The Excuses 35

8 Resist Conformity; Embrace What Makes You Different 41

9 Change Before You Have To 47

10 Live By Design, Not By Default 51

Part II: Speak Bravely How To Have Courageous Conversations About Things That Matter 57

11 Your Voice Matters; Be Heard 59

12 Speak From Your Heart, Not Your Ego 65

13 Say No To The Good To Say Yes To The Great 73

14 Dare To Ask Big 79

15 Listen To Understand; Not To Be Understood 83

16 Be Willing To Rock The Boat 87

17 Talk More; Type Less 93

18 Hold People Accountable 99

19 Be Careful Keeping Secrets 105

20 Offer Feedback; It’s An Act of Service 109

21 Say Sorry Even When It’s Difficult 115

Part III: Work Passionately How To Risk The Bravery Your Potential Is Counting On 119

22 Work As Though What You Do Matters; It Does 121

23 Play To Win, Not To Avoid Losing 127

24 Be The Leader You Would Love To Have 131

25 Quit Quickly; Fail Fast 135

26 Never Give Anyone Power To Intimidate You 141

27 Don’t Hide Behind Humility 145

28 Risk More Rejections 149

29 Be Decisive Amid Uncertainty 153

30 Unlearn To Relearn 159

31 Seek Expert Advice, But Apply It Sparingly 163

32 Lift Others As You Climb 167

Part IV: Dig Deep How To Be Resilient When Life Doesn’t Go To Plan 171

33 Life Doesn’t Happen To You, It Happens For You 173

34 Refuse To Let Your Circumstances Define You 177

35 Nurture Resilience Daily; Courage Calls For It 181

36 Asking For Help Reveals Strength, Not Weakness 187

37 Let Go Disappointment But Retain Your Hope 191

38 Do Your Best With What You Have; It’s Enough 197

39 Anger Chains You To The Past; Leave It There 203

40 Sit With Your Sadness 207

41 Gratitude Elevates; Lift Yourself Daily 213

Part V: Dare Boldly How To Pursue Your Biggest Dreams And Ambitions 217

42 Live From Your Imagination; Not Your History 219

43 Pave Your Own Path 225

44 Yes, Take That Chance! The Odds Are Better Than You Think 229

45 Fear Regret More Than Failure 233

46 Break The Rules; Make Your Own 237

47 Forget Perfect! Good Enough Is Good Enough 243

48 Embrace Problems That Are Worthy Of You 247

49 Courage Is Contagious; Walk With Giants 251

50 Think Big; Start Small; Begin Now 255

Epilogue 259

ISBN: 9780730369431
ISBN-10: 0730369439
Series: Be Your Best
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 2019
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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Margie Warrell

About the Author


Margie Warrell grew up on a small dairy farm in near Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. She attended Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where she completed a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at Monash University. After a corporate career working for organisations such as BP and KPMG, Margie went back to college to study psychology at Deakin University before beginning a new career in coaching and leadership development. She is currently doing her PhD at Fielding Graduate University. She is also on the advisory board of the Forbes School of Business & Technology. Margie writes a column for Forbes and her expertise has been quoted in numerous media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Psychology Today, Fox News, Today Show, Bloomberg, and Al Jazeera. People she has interviewed for Forbes include Sir Richard Branson and hotelier Bill Marriott.Margie is also host of the Live Brave Podcast. She has interviewed numerous guests including Steve Forbes, Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, Marianne Williamson, Kathy Calvin, Layne Beachley, Kristin Neff, and Harvard University Professor Tal Ben Shahar. Margie has worked with a host of organisations globally including NASA, Salesforce.com, Deloitte, Berkshire Hathaway, Oracle and the United Nations Foundation. She has also been a guest lecturer at various universities including Columbia, Georgetown, SMU and her alumni Monash University in Australia.

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