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Being Brave Is About Making Lists And Prioritizing The Few Things That Actually Matter

Before making decisions to support your goals, make sure your goals are prioritized.

Fairly easy to create long lists of things we could and should do. Majorly difficult to prioritize, because everything seems so important. Not to mention it’s even harder to execute on the important but not urgent.

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Being Brave Means Cultivating Personal Relationships

Shhhhh....don't tell anyone.

Leadership truly is about who you know. If you want to be a great leader, get to know a lot of people. This requires bravery, because it’s time consuming and the payoff often seems so distant or small.

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Being Brave Means Paying Attention To Others

Should the customer see this message? Some say yes, some say no.

Paying attention to others requires us to be brave, because we can notice things they can’t. And they can notice things about us we can’t. We have to decide how brave we should be in our observation of their blind spots. To them, our sharing may seem ridiculous and hypocritical. And they must be cautious of the same.

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Being Brave Means Being Kind And Tough At The Same Time

A professional speaker has the obligation to push and pull people out of their comfort zone.

Misleading someone by not telling them the truth is worse than being unkind. Being tough, with a big heart, is one of the kindest things we can do for others.

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Being Brave Means Being Humble

A professional speaker has to get used to being on center stage. Has to.

Sure, it would be easy to label me jeff noel arrogant or not humble. I mean, seriously, look at how often Mid Life Celebration uses it’s name. Repetition of keywords is a leadership proposition if you want Google page rank. Google page rank is needed if you want to reach your audience – say, 1.2 million male Baby Boomers. If your dream is small (and that’s okay) or you don’t want or need page rank, this seems superfluous.

At the end of the day, trying to help make the world a little nicer by posting five blogs a day for nearly three straight years is a gracious offer – by anyone’s standards.

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