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IMG_2235Why I Created School of Courage for Women (SOCFW)

Because I was once you…

A WOMAN who desires to write, speak, invent, create, develop or unleash your unique gifts…
yet you are afraid to completely expose and express yourself.

You have a transformational product or service but you’re afraid to market it.

You have a powerful message but you’re afraid to take the stage.

You know you deserve what you desire but you’re afraid to ask for it.

You are a talented artist but you’re afraid to showcase your art.

You have a brilliant business idea but you are afraid to launch it.

You have a song in your heart but you’re afraid to step up to the microphone.

 

And the only thing that is setting me apart from you right now is that I continue to cultivate the courage to #doitafraid.

 

With that said, lets’s talk about courage for a second..

 

I believe courage has a variety of faces and they are not confined to the traditional descriptions which involve some extraordinary act of bravery or life altering risk. I say that because most of us have not found ourselves in situations that have required us to lay down our lives to save another human being, fight in a war or battle, defeat goliath or respond to catastrophic circumstances. Consequently, because we haven’t done any of that, most of us mistakenly assume that we don’t have the courage we see in others. And that is so far from the truth.

 

However, what is true is that you have no less courage than the women (or men) you admire. I believe you just haven’t cultivated a strong relationship with your courage to take action (even if that means you’ll need to #doitafraid).

 

Over time, I have realized that courage has little to do with big heroic acts and everything to do with the choices we make moment to moment, day by day and throughout the course of our lives.

 

Every time we women challenge ourselves and embrace our fears as an opportunity to be more than who we are presently—pursue a dream, express ourselves or say no to what does not inspire us and yes to what does—we are acting with courage.

 

Going from a life based around fear to one of courage has made a remarkable change in my life. Do I still have ups and downs in my life that are related to fear? Absolutely! However, given that courage is not the absence of fear, but rather action in the presence of it, I became inspired to create School of Courage for WomenTM to help you and the women in your community with the first steps towards cultivating the courage to face the fears that have been holding you all back from LAUNCHING your dream or the life you all crave.

Most importantly, the SCOFW is in place to help you and the women in your community form a new relationship with the courage that already resides in each of you.

 

But here’s the deal…

 

When you decide to connect with the SCOFW you’re likely to encounter some inner conflict. This will happen because in essence– there is a fearful part of you I refer to as “HER”– and since you are cultivating the courage to take your power back from her–she will begin to feel neglected. Expect her to act out and throw tantrums that will appear as negative self talk. Her objective is to remind you that you have not accomplished anything substantial in the past. She may ridicule you for how silly you’re going to look when you decide to do something you’ve never done before in order to accomplish a goal (like she did when I was creating the #doitafraid audiobook) while doing some of the actionable’s assigned in the courageous public speaking course, the #doitafraid club or while attending a SOCFW event. Better yet, she may convince you not to even bother with anything to help you become more courageous because none of it will help you. Now that you’re aware, don’t feed into her fear based bullying or negative non-sense which has previously deterred you from moving in the direction of your dreams up until this point. Take a stand and choose to be undefeated with one of your greatest weapons—your courage!

    Big Courage + Big Love

    Shannon Muruli, xoxo

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