After hanging out on the internet sidelines in my private practice, it was time to hit publish and go live, stepping further into my own courage as an entrepreneur and deepening my commitment to private practice coaching and consulting for those who desire to make friends with their courage in leadership, life, and spiritual development.
In nearly 14 years of coaching, here's one thing I know for sure. Everything we want is on the other side of our courage. Our growth, purpose, and highest potential all powerfully unfold when we begin to consider courage an actual practice rather than a few beautiful moments in the highlight reel of our lives.
COURAGE ISN'T A DESTINATION; IT IS A WAY OF TRAVELING
Courage isn't about arrival; it is a departure gate. This threshold invites us to open up to the highest and fullest expression of ourselves in leadership, life, and soul. We never arrive; we simply choose to depart our comfort zones and become life-long students with a commitment to consistent practice to step further into who we really are.
Within my own courage practice, I've discovered abundance in any life weather, success when no one is looking, significance where it matters, and most of all, more of myself. And let's be real and raw and human here. I have in no way mastered this practice. I did not somehow conquer courage a few years ago and then decide to build a business on the foundation of my achievements to show you how you can do it too. I created The Courage Practice after years of both friendship and wrestling with courage. I continue to learn how to live in the heart of its practice and am deeply grateful for the opportunity to create safe, compassionate, empowering spaces for others to do the same.
We all desire to make friends with our courage in some way. We also crave bearing witness to the courage of others in all ways. Our social media, film, and reality television habits are perfect examples of this quest. Showing up and sharing our stories inspires others to do the same. Simply put, stories change us. They bring us home to each other. They reveal pieces of ourselves we have forgotten too. In blog chapters throughout this fall, I will continue to share pieces of my story and how I personally came to believe in the power of this practice.
On this website anniversary, I want to thank all of you--seen and unseen--who have helped make the public launch of The Courage Practice possible this year. Offering this work while in the heart of this practice is truly something I have no words for but my cup overflows with immeasurable gratitude.
Here's to another year of showing up in life's arena and practicing courage alongside you.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An intuitive leadership and life coach for 14 years and founder of The Courage Practice, Tonyalynne Wildhaber coaches individuals, leaders, coaches, and soulful entrepreneurs to make friends with their courage, integrate wisdom with strategy, step into their highest potential, and transform their success and life from the inside out. Tonyalynne is a frequent contributor to Forbes and Thrive Global. She is head-over-heels in love with the Pacific Northwest, loves iced coffee in all weather, and is attempting to train a dog named Ollie.