Welcome to THE TOOLKIT FOR COURAGE!
You have joined an ever-expanding, evolving movement to empower each other to stand up, step in, and speak out for what’s right.
It’s really that simple. Yet, it’s not easy.
We have some work to do…together.
This is my promise: I will create and share with you all kinds of tools, blog posts, videos and other resources to support you in taking the necessary actions and making the necessary difference.
However, this is a game we are in together. As the quarterback, I can’t pass you the ball if you are not willing to catch it! (I will use the sports analogies sparingly.) Seriously, what we send you will make no difference unless you are willing to use it all to empower yourself — take yourself beyond where you would normally go (where fear and shame will stop you).
This toolkit of valuable resources — especially the ebook — is designed to at least get you started.
By the way, if you will please keep this as top secret between you and I — it’s something that is exclusively for those in our amazing community. Everyone who joins the movement has access to this toolkit — so share and inspire them to join us!
Alright, enough of me chatting away — let’s get you to the tools.
Thank you, again, and welcome to OUR movement —
A Call for Courage. This new ebook, in magazine format and readable on all devices, is an expansion of The Creed — a true demonstration of what we are up to here and the work we have to do. This is a true call to action — a call to arms for this revolution!
Recommendation: this eBook is best viewed on your tablet device.
Note: All links below are PDF documents and you can download and even save them to your computer. Simply click the name to download and bring up the document and you can then save it. Or, right-click (control-click) on the name and “Save As” to your computer.
The Rules for Courage. We are in a game together — the game called courage. And, we can — in any moment — choose to be on the field actually playing the game, which includes taking action, or we can be in the stands as spectators — judging and assessing what is happening in the game (most of us have done very well at this). With any game there is a set of rules we must abide by to successfully play that game. Here are the rules I have created that are important, even critical, in successfully playing the game of courage.
The Creed for Courage. This is THE blueprint for our movement — everything evolves from this creed. Everything! You’ve seen and been inspired by it — now you can download a high-resolution version for your own personal use. Print it out and hang it in your cubicle, office, dorm room…wherever!
The Model for Courage. This is a visual model for being and showing courage. While this is not yet a tested and true model (based on academic standards), it does powerfully depict the six core commitments, in order of their importance, along with the three actions required to show courage. You will notice that the actions are shown as a continuous circle, conveying that taking action is a continuous process. Courage is not a destination — it’s a lifelong journey.
The Commitments for Courage. This document lists the six commitments we have determined that prepare us to show courage in a moment of time, or even over time. While simply developing and maintaining these commitments does not guarantee courageous behavior, they do increase the likelihood that we will be the kind of person who will take the kind of actions necessary to stand up, step in, and speak out for what’s right.
The Actions for Courage. The six core commitments will make no difference whatsoever without action. None! You must take appropriate, effective, and safe action in order to prevent, or at least diminish, a problem situation. These can take the form of standing up, stepping, and speaking out for what’s right. You get to say how this will specifically look in a moment of time. If we create for ourselves, in any moment, how we will take action and actually fulfill what we create — this is being courageous.
The Steps for Courage. Using the commitments and actions as the foundation, we can use these steps as a more linear process to showing courage. These support us being able to identify the stages to intervening and being courageous.