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.”

Aristotle

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

Ruth is ready now to speak and provide workshops and other opportunities for development related to how to prepare for the future of work. Information about the content of Happiness and Joy in Work: Prepare for Your Future, is provided here. Please call her at 202.659.1772 or email ruth@ruthschimel.com to discuss applications and value for your situation.

“Happiness and Joy in Work: Prepare for Your Future” shows you how to use the power of positive emotions to boost your energy and value in these continuing times of accelerating change. You’ll see how to convert disruptions and challenges into promising possibilities by integrating lifelong learning, applying soft skills, and anticipating technological passages. Its interactive, flexible format will help you enjoy and benefit from expanding your range of abilities, including coloring, drawing, appreciating music, and storytelling.

Drawing on a variety of fields and situations, “Happiness and Joy in Work: Prepare for Your Future” also shows how to translate your own complex interests, skills, and preferences into an original description of what you want to do. That will include how, where, with whom, and why ─ whether for jobs, careers, or callings. This interactive, holistic process can be kept current and authentic independently for sustaining success, as you define it, and to transcend natural blocks and anxieties that come with our world of accelerating change. Short adaptable guides in the appendices and endnotes are designed to deepen your abilities and knowledge in practical, accessible ways. Scheduled for publishing: late summer, 2018.