Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life

Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life

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by Margie Warrell
     
 

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"An up-front, to the point, and honest masterpiece. You can't go wrong with this one!" —Richard Carlson, bestselling author of
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . .

From popular life coach and motivational speaker
Margie Warrell comes an inspiring, practical guide for finding the courage to change any--or every--aspect of your life. Warrell's

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"An up-front, to the point, and honest masterpiece. You can't go wrong with this one!" —Richard Carlson, bestselling author of
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . .

From popular life coach and motivational speaker
Margie Warrell comes an inspiring, practical guide for finding the courage to change any--or every--aspect of your life. Warrell's "12 Acts of Courage" challenges you to rethink your "life scripts," overcome everyday fears, and dream bigger. Each chapter includes proven strategies and "Courage Exercises" to help you harness their inner strength and make meaningful changes in your personal and professional lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071605373
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/12/2008
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
691,465
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Margie Warrell is a certified executive and life coach, professional speaker, syndicated columnist, and published author.

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Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On this journey through life we face many situations that we'll definitely need a healthy dose of courage to get through. Fortunately, we don't have to follow a golden path through perilous woods to find our courage. But we do have to take a step or two in the right direction. Author Margie Warrnell's Find Your Courage: 12 Acts of Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life should be your first step in reclaiming the courage you may have lost, misplaced, or simply failed to obtain along the way. Ms. Warrell breaks down courage to its very core and gives us 12 lessons, placing us on a soul-searching journey to reclaim what is rightfully ours-courage. Margie uses quotes, light-hearted humour, and down-home charm to encourage and cheer the reader on. I found this book was more like talking to a good friend than a lesson in self-help. Each chapter is designed to make us ask important questions of ourselves and truly seek out the honest and sometimes painful answers. However, Margie gives us hope and encouragement about the less "desirable" qualities we may possess and the "how to's" of fixing them. These exercises are geared to help you gain better insight into what is holding you back. So if you're ready to take a journey, one that is sure to change your life forever, then grab a journal and your favourite pen and tuck yourself into a cozy spot with Margie Warrell's Find Your Courage: 12 Acts of Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life. This book will teach you valuable skills and lessons that will last you a lifetime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Margie's advice and tips on evaluating your life are invaluable tools in helping one truly reach their personal level of courage! I highly recommend this book as a gift for people in all areas of your life and for everyone to keep close by for whatever hurdle you may need courage to overcome! Book's approach provides stories, questions that truly make you think, tips, and humor for helping one be more introspective. I can't recommend this book enough!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Find Your Courage by Margie Warrell: This book is an excellent guide for gaining courage in the work place and in life. The author divides her tips into twelve Acts for Becoming Fearless At Work and in Life. She discusses different types of courage and how to gain it: Courage to take responsibility, live with integrity, challenge the stories you are living and telling, and to dream bigger. When you put courate into action you must be yourself, speak up, take action, persevere, and learn how to say no to what you really know you do not want to do or are not capable of doing. Finally, courage can become, with practice, a way of BEING: living with an open heart, letting go, and being a leader by your actions. This book is filled with wisdom for anyone to apply in any situation. It would make a perfect gift for graduates or those entering a new career.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read alot of self-help books. A LOT. Many have inspired me - few have inspired to actually DO something to BE better. Margie Warrell's book should be on EVERYONE'S bookshelf. "Find Your Courage" eliminates ALL of the reason's people use to keep them from living powerful, inspired, meaningful lives in every moment. Written in Margie's no-nonsense Aussie-style, you will finally take responsibility for the situations in your life and know that you are equipped with everything you need to bust out, breakthrough and become the leader and creator of your own life. Whether your a CEO or a kindergarten teacher, a single parent or soccer dad, this book gets you off your a** once and for all. You will (as Margie says), Think Bigger, Live Bolder!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warrell has lived around the world and experienced many highs and lows. As a result, her advice for facing problems head-on is universal and well written. She provides an approach that really makes sense for anyone. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found Find Your Courage! to be not only inspiring but just really practical and realistic. Warrell is a very 'real' writer and her book is a handbook for dealing with 'real' everyday problems - from relationship strife to problems at work - more courageously. Apart from a few I skipped over, her exercises were generally really worthwhile and did help me see things from a new angle and open up some new choices for me. I can honestly say that I think this book is one that everyone would benefit from reading and having on their shelf to refer back to as new challenges arise. I've read numerous 'self help' books over the years but i have to say that Find Your Courage leaves the others for dead in real life practical content, engaging writing style and sheer helpfulness. Well worth your dollars and your time reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading self-help books and read a lot of them. Yes, they say the same things again and again but repetition helps fix these concepts in my mind. Find Your Courage is an excellent book of its kind. I love Ms. Warrell's writing style and she's packed a lot of content into this book. Recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found Find Your Courage! to be not only inspiring but just really practical and realistic. Warrell is a very 'real' writer and her book is a handbook for dealing with 'real' everyday problems - from relationship strife to problems at work - more courageously. Apart from a few I skipped over, her exercises were generally really worthwhile and did help me see things from a new angle and open up some new choices for me. I think everyone would benefit from having a copy of this book to both read and refer back to whenever they find themselves stressed and unsure about how best to tackle their challenges. I've read numerous 'self help' books over the years but i have to say that this one leaves the others for dead in content, writing style/readability and in sheer helpfulness. Well worth your dollars and your time reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I often shy from buying self help books but this one came so highly recommended by a colleague at work I decided to get it anyway. I have to say Find Your COurage is one of the best self-improvement books I have read in years... if not decades. Not only does the author have a wonderful warm and engaging writing style but she has filled the pages of this book with more practical strategies and perspectives than about ten of your average self-help books combined. I am already applying what I've learned at work to deal with some of my more difficult and frustrating co-workers but also in my personal life, to step out of resignation and into action in my fitness, my finances, my friendships and my life overall. If you are not sure whether to add another self help book to your shelf, I can only tell you that this one is worth a dozen of all the others!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There comes a time in every person's life that we take a good look in the mirror. This image may reflect accomplishments and the joys that that life had brought us or it might just expose regrets and dreams that fell by the wayside. I believe that it is what we do with that moment that really counts. Do we give up on life and let our light fade away forever or do we decide to make some changes in our life? Find Your Courage encourages the reader to look at their life and make a change for the better. Unlike some self help books that promise change without any real effort, this guide looks at the reality of following your bliss. The author realizes that in order to get started most of us have a whole lot of baggage to release: our childhood experiences, the stories we make up about ourselves, and our lack of genuine self knowledge. Beyond these challenges we have the realities and responsibilities of our normal lives. It takes great courage and personal fortitude to look beyond these aspects and be willing to take a step towards change nonetheless. The result may not make you a millionaire or a supermodel but it will bring you the freedom to truly be yourself. In my opinion, that's far more valuable anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read my share of self help books -- as both business writer and eager consumer -- I'm seldom surprised by something new. But with "Find Your Courage," Aussie author Margie Warrell truly does offer a fresh take on moving beyond your limitations and going after the life you want. In addition to being very readable, well-organized and inspiring, Warrell's book (unlike so many in this genre) is also very practical -- drawing on her work as an executive coach and corporate speaker and offering thought-provoking exercises to make your dreams reality. Her twelve daily acts of courage, which build from taking responsibility and challenging your stories (my personal favorite!) to the courage to let go and be a leader are as applicable to a fulfilling personal life as to professional success, making this book useful to anyone looking to "live more boldly," as Warrel puts it. I know this is a book I'll come back to again and again and strongly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will help anyone find their courage. Each of us has an area where we may need extra help. The book offers the extra help with exercises that can make the leap easy. No matter what your age is or how confident you think you are - there is always a place in your heart that needs the extra push. Keep this book handy and use it often throughout your life and share it with your friends and family. How lucky the person who has a book like this as they approach their adulthood. This is a book that you will read and re-read and then share with others. Buy more than once copy as you'll want to keep yours.
Reviews More than 1 year ago
Life coach, professional speaker, and published writer Margie Warrell gets to the very core of what it takes to develop nerves of steel in her new book, "Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life." Within its pages, she offers a combination of hope, motivation, and a sassy sense of humor that defines her unique style and shapes her proven methods. It's a professional book with a deeply personal soul. "Find Your Courage" is broken down into three major parts, which are further broken down into essential life-altering chapters taking the reader through Warrell's entire process. She begins by laying a foundation - identifying common stumbling blocks associated with fear and lack of courage - crucial for the building up of individual integrity, values, and life parameters. Her obvious Aussie spunk brings a crisply fresh energy to the subject, further inspiring and motivating the reader to push themselves on to bigger and better goals. Well-organized and full of intelligent advice, Warrell keeps her readers securely hooked from the beginning to the very last page. "Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life" will appeal to various readers across both genders as well as those looking for a less 'new age' type self-help title. The book aspires to a Cheryl Richardson-esque enlightening and self-discovering experience, which will interest typical readers of this genre. However, the omission of Richardson's characteristic over-the-top, touchy-feely style further opens the door to a potentially larger audience. Fantastic for both private and business sector! Further, its material transcends age brackets and is applicable to all generations - young adults will learn to set their 'rules to live by' early in their lives while even the oldest of adults can realize dreams they never thought could come to fruition. "Find Your Courage" is definitely the newest 'must read' in the self-help section of the bookstore. Straightforward, candid, and honestly eye-opening, "Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life" will be the first 'page turner' you'll find in the self-help section. Author Margie Warrell is not only an expert in her field and chock full of invaluable information, she's an absolute kick to read! I laughed, I cried, it moved me.