Train the Brave: Tame Your Fear, Take the Chance,Dare to Live Big
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What would you do today if you were being brave?

Courage begets courage. It's a habit. Doing something brave everyday - no matter how small - unlocks new possibilities, opportunities and pathways to thrive in your work, relationships and life.

Drawing on her background in business, psychology and coaching, best-selling author Margie Warrell guides you past the fears that keep you from making the changes to create your ideal life.

In today's uncertain times, fear can unconsciously direct our lives. Start small, dare big, and begin today to live with greater purpose, courage and success. 

Originally published in 2015 as Brave, this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success. 


Margie Warrell provides leadership, communication, and courage-building programs for organisations including NASA, UN Foundation, AOL and Accenture.


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