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October 5, 2020 14 min

In today’s episode we look at what it means to Courageous…

Intentional Optimism - a refresher 

  • Optimistic - hopeful, positive, proactive
  • Present - having a sense of wonder, generous, kind/open
  • Courageous - lead, adventure, resilient
  • Energetic - industrious, energetic and life-focused
  • Wise - understanding, words, respect
  • Intentional - sense of purpose, plan, grow
  • Topics discussed in this episode:
    What does it mean to be Courageous?

  • Leading [1:42]
  • Charisma - others are attracted to the fact that I value them
  • Servanthood - put others first
  • Vision - believing in my vision to serve and inspire
  • Adventurous [5:05]
  • Try New Things - Be willing! Things, processes, experiences
  • Undaunted - not intimidated or discouraged by circumstances
  • Fun - be a “challenge accepter” - all in the perspective
  • Resilience [8:05]
  • Character - Who you are when no one’s looking
  • Consistency - I do the small things, daily, that make big things possible. My processes and methods are aligned with my "why."
  • Focus - eye on the prize
  • Now what? 

    Where do you lack Courage?  [11:33]

  • Stepping into a leadership role : Do it with humility, valuing and serving others, and sharing your vision.
  • Embrace an attitude of adventure: Tag me in a 30 day "New Things" Challenge. 
  • Decide what’s important: Focusing, and consistently practicing what we commit to will build up our resilience.
  • Contact me!   Just #trynewthings! #theintentionaloptimist
  • Tell me how you’re having fun.  
  • Tag me in your new adventures and tell me how you are being resilient and how you have decided to lead.    
  • Resources mentioned in this episode: 

  • Prov. 31:10-31
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones, James Clear [9:40]
  • “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.”  Clear, p 16.
  • “A slight change in your daily habits can guide your life to a very different destination.” Clear, p 17.
  • Blog post “Develop Quiet Courage - 12 Steps" [12:45] 
  • If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll see my daily posts from She Reads Truth. This is one of my Spiritual Disciplines - reading the Bible every day. 

    Email me at and let me know how I can be your professional encourager!

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