Being Brave

What Would YOU Do If You Were Brave?

Rev. Dr. Kitty Boitnott, NBCT

Certified Life Strategies, Holistic Life, and Stress Management Coach/Career Transition & Job Search Coach


It has occurred to me today that we often hold ourselves back and "play it safe," because we are afraid to go for too much. We hear the little voices in our heads that tell us we can't do something even though we would really like to do it. It is the kind of thing that keeps coming up but we keep pushing it down or trying to put it out of our minds. You know the kind of thing I am talking about. For some of you it is writing a book. For others it is taking charge of your health and releasing 10 or 20 pounds. For others it is releasing a relationship that no longer serves you...but taking that kind of step is scary and the ramifications may feel daunting. So you stay stuck.

The video I am offering today is not of me. It is of Jana Stanfield who has written a song that I listen to whenever I start to feel weak or small or afraid to take the next step in some endeavor that is important to me. The song is "If I Were Brave." I offer it to you as a gift. Please take the few minutes it will take to listen to it. I think it may inspire you to take come important action today. I hope it does.

One note of apology to the gentlemen receiving this message. The video highlights women who have taken daring steps in their lives. Even though that is the case, this message is for you as well. Courage comes in all sizes and shapes for both men AND women.

If you have questions, thoughts, or reactions, please let me know. As I have said, I love hearing from you.



Until next time.

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Vanessa Jackson
Phoenix Rising Coaching
1541 Flaming Oak
New Braunfels Texas 78132
United States of America