A Call to Courage in Crisis

So, in a world where crises continue to escalate fears and cause more uncertainties, how do we get courage?

Conventional wisdom like “feel your fears and face them anyway” stopped working for me back in 2015 when I was unemployed, pregnant, nearly homeless, and starting a business. So, I ditched that viewpoint and tried an alternative approach — curiosity.

Coach Shanita’s step-by-step courage activation exercise.

To activate your courage, I invite you to try my unique technique:

  1. Sit back, relax, and take a nice deep breath.
  2. Close your eyes if you like, and tune into your heart.
  3. Imagine your courage. What does your courage look like?
  4. Now, listen carefully. How does your courage sound? What or who does it sound like?
  5. If you want to say something back to it, you can simply whisper, “Thanks, let’s catch up later” or simply continue the conversation.
  6. When you’re done, open your eyes and take a deep breath to come back.
  7. Continue to call in your courage (in whatever form it emerged) and don’t hesitate to communicate and request support every time you need it.



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