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Everything that matters takes courage.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Marianne Elliott

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30days_courage_3_buttonRegistration closes this Friday (17 April) for 30 Days of Courage. I LOVE teaching this course because we all need courage.

It takes courage to apologise when you realise you’ve messed up. It takes courage to say no to a request that doesn’t feel right for you. It takes courage to speak up when we hear bigotry or hatred been spread.

It takes courage to choose the path that is right for us, even if no-one else in our life understands that. It takes courage to tell your story. It takes courage to be sick. It takes courage to love.

Every choice that really matters in your life will take courage.

And courage is something you can cultivate. It’s not something that some people get, and the rest of us don’t. Courage is a quality which is innate to your being, but it takes practice to use it and this course offers daily exercises to help cultivate courage, and then begin to take small acts of daily bravery – which will add up to a more courageous, more authentic, more fulfilling life.

I’ve had some great questions about the course that you might also be asking. So here are the answers.

1. How does it work?

When the course starts, you’ll get access to a course website where one lesson per day will be added as we make our way through the 30 days. Each of those lessons will also be delivered to you by email. Every day you’ll be offered a simple exercise to put your courage into practice, and access to a private Facebook group to share your experiences with the exercises.

The course also comes with a series of audio guides to courage and at the end you’ll receive a beautifully designed courage workbook containing all the lessons and exercises, plus transcripts of each of the audio guides to courage.

At any time during the course, you can email me with your questions, concerns or celebrations and she’ll respond. Nita is also available to help with any technical problems. If you send a question through over the weekend, Nita and I will respond as soon as possible on Monday.

2. How do I sign up?

To sign up, please click here and use either the ‘Register’ or the ‘Register with installments’ button in the pink box headed: “Sign up for 30 Days of Courage.”

3. Do I need to be online at certain times?

No, you don’t. The lessons can be accessed at any time between 20 April and 20 May 2015.

4. I am traveling during part of the course can I still do it?

Yes. The daily lessons will continue to be delivered by email, but they’ll also be uploaded to the course website where you can very easily go back and start again wherever you left off.

5. Do I have to access a computer every day?

No, you can access to the site whenever you want and most of the daily practices can easily be completed in a few moments in the morning or evening. Some involve taking a courage practice out with you into your day. The course is designed to work for you whether you work outside of the home, or are travelling, or have full-time care responsibility for your children or a parent. You can work through the lessons at your own pace, on your own time and I will be available to you Monday to Friday to respond to your questions.

6. How much time will it take each day?

It might take you 5-10 minutes to read the daily lesson and then the daily exercises in courage can usually be completed in 5-15 minutes. So it could vary between 10-25 minutes per day. If you need to skip a day, you can easily pick up where you left off using either the emails in your inbox or by going to the course website and accessing the lessons there.

7. Can the site be accessed at any time?

Yes, the site will be available 24/7 from 20 April and 20 May 2015. We will send you the website and password on 20 April and you will have access from then on.

8. How many questions can I ask throughout the course?

As many as you need. My commitment is to give you the support you need to build the daily habits of courage that add up to a courageous life.

9. I’m not very brave. Is this course right for me?

Yes. Absolutely. This course is designed to help you uncover and recognise the innate courage you already have (even if you don’t see it yet) and to practice small acts of bravery every day – which over time will add up to the courage you need to live the life you want.

10. How much does it cost?

This course costs US$75 – or you can pay in four weekly installments of US$20.

If you have any more questions, let me know. Otherwise, join me for a month of courage next week – and build the courage to make the choices that really matter in your life.





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3 Responses to "Everything that matters takes courage."

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  2. Glo says:

    Could you please give me an example of what kinds of challenges would be included in these lessons. I’m retired and don’t internee act with a lot of people so I’m wondering how I could do the lessons. It’s sounds appealing though thanks

    • Marianne Elliott says:

      Hi Gloria,

      Participants in the course will select their own ‘act of courage’ to work towards, the course will teach tools to manage the fear, self-doubt and anxiety that arise when we start making moves in the direction of our own act of courage, and an approach to break larger brave acts down to manageable, small steps of courage. So it doesn’t mater what your personal goals are in terms of being braver, the lessons can be applied.

      Let me know if you have more questions,


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