Choose Courage

“Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want”

“Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want” transforms what could just be a heroic cliché into actual ways you can realize your true capacities. Based on doctoral-level research with everyday people, Ruth Schimel has developed a 21st -century definition of courage. Instead of telling other people’s stories, this book shows how your own efforts at dealing with difficult or challenging situations already prove your capacity for courage. You’ll get the tools and guidance to build on your strengths and skills, whether or not you appreciate them entirely now. You’ll also benefit from an array of options for transcending emotional barriers.

The design also distinguishes “Choose Courage”. Since life is not linear, you can choose among the wide range of standalone aspects; they include insights from multiple disciplines, action plans, guides, and checklists. Photos, drawings, and poetry inspire and entertain, as do quotes and humor. The holism of the one-sentence, new definition of courage integrates this richness and provides a firm platform for action. The book is adaptable to your situations. Avoiding the “just do it” tone of many self-help and how-to approaches, “Choose Courage” offers small, modest steps you can take for success that has meaning to you.

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”


PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTION from Ruth Schimel, PhD, Career & Life Management Consultant

“Happiness and Joy in Work” (coming winter 2018) is the first of a new series. Using the power of positive emotions, you’ll boost your energy and value as this book prepares you for the future of work. It also helps you convert disruptions and challenges into promising possibilities with its interactive, flexible format. You’ll enjoy and benefit from expanding a range of your abilities, including coloring, drawing, appreciating music, and storytelling.

Relating to a variety of fields and situations, “Happiness and Joy in Work” shows you how to  integrate your own complex interests, skills, and preferences into an original description of what you want to do; that includes how, where, with whom, and why ─ whether for jobs, careers, or callings. This dynamic, holistic process can be kept current and authentic independently as you sustain your success in our world of accelerating change.