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Choosing Courage.
Aliza Sherman
Obstacles?
A series of choices…
Followed by steps.
Choose Courage Daily
#courage!
How I started
my first business…
#courage!
I was held up.
#courage!
Choices:
a. Panic
b. Run away
c. Stay calm
#courage!
d. Start a company
#courage!
“Once you stare down
the barrel of a 9mm gun,
starting a business
is a piece of cake.”
@alizasherman!#courage!
Have the courage to
admit your mistakes.
#courage!
#courage!
Wrong business partner.
Disempowered others.
Held on to too much.
Didn’t take enough $.
Tried to do it all.
Didn...
And then learn from
your mistakes.
#courage!
Lesson learned:
#courage!
“Better to have a
small piece of a big
pie than a big piece
of nothing.”
@alizasherman!
#courage! @alizasherman!
After the Internet
bubble burst…
Choices:
a. Panic
b. Run away
c. Stay calm
#courage!
d. Explore
#courage!
Lesson learned:
#courage!
“Traveling solo for a
year taught me I
could be alone and
not be lonely.”
@alizasherman!
I declared bankruptcy.
#courage!
Lesson learned:
#courage!
“Declaring bankruptcy
was embarrassing, but
it was the only way
to protect myself.”
@alizasherma...
It is okay to fail.
Choose courage.
10Steps
Get perspective.
1
Draw your line.
#courage!
2
Where you are.
Where you want to be.
#courage!
Stagnating, complacent,
status quo, stuck
Moving forward, learning,
growing, expanding
#courage!
Calculate risks.
#courage!
3
@alizasherman!
Honor your gifts.
#courage!
4
@alizasherman!
Have a mission.
#courage!
5
Gather support.
#courage!
6
Have a mantra.
#courage!
7
My Mantra
#courage!
“Life is short.
Do what you love.”
@alizasherman!
@alizasherman!
Take a leap.
#courage!
8
@alizasherman!#courage!
Believe in yourself.
9
@alizasherman!#courage!
Forgive yourself.
10
You are not alone.
#courage!
@alizasherman!#courage!
No limits.
#courage!
#courage!
Aliza Sherman
@alizasherman
slideshare.net/alizasherman
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Choosing Courage - Life is a Series of Choices. What do you choose?

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My presentation to Alaska Women's Leadership Forum on the topic of Courage. Courage is a series of choices and once you make a choice, it becomes a series of steps. We all are courageous every day. Choose #courage.

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Choosing Courage - Life is a Series of Choices. What do you choose?

  1. 1. Choosing Courage. Aliza Sherman
  2. 2. Obstacles?
  3. 3. A series of choices…
  4. 4. Followed by steps.
  5. 5. Choose Courage Daily #courage!
  6. 6. How I started my first business… #courage!
  7. 7. I was held up. #courage!
  8. 8. Choices: a. Panic b. Run away c. Stay calm #courage!
  9. 9. d. Start a company #courage!
  10. 10. “Once you stare down the barrel of a 9mm gun, starting a business is a piece of cake.” @alizasherman!#courage!
  11. 11. Have the courage to admit your mistakes. #courage!
  12. 12. #courage! Wrong business partner. Disempowered others. Held on to too much. Didn’t take enough $. Tried to do it all. Didn’t listen to advisors. Didn’t believe in myself.
  13. 13. And then learn from your mistakes. #courage!
  14. 14. Lesson learned: #courage! “Better to have a small piece of a big pie than a big piece of nothing.” @alizasherman!
  15. 15. #courage! @alizasherman! After the Internet bubble burst…
  16. 16. Choices: a. Panic b. Run away c. Stay calm #courage!
  17. 17. d. Explore #courage!
  18. 18. Lesson learned: #courage! “Traveling solo for a year taught me I could be alone and not be lonely.” @alizasherman!
  19. 19. I declared bankruptcy. #courage!
  20. 20. Lesson learned: #courage! “Declaring bankruptcy was embarrassing, but it was the only way to protect myself.” @alizasherman!
  21. 21. It is okay to fail.
  22. 22. Choose courage.
  23. 23. 10Steps
  24. 24. Get perspective. 1
  25. 25. Draw your line. #courage! 2
  26. 26. Where you are. Where you want to be. #courage!
  27. 27. Stagnating, complacent, status quo, stuck Moving forward, learning, growing, expanding #courage!
  28. 28. Calculate risks. #courage! 3
  29. 29. @alizasherman! Honor your gifts. #courage! 4
  30. 30. @alizasherman! Have a mission. #courage! 5
  31. 31. Gather support. #courage! 6
  32. 32. Have a mantra. #courage! 7
  33. 33. My Mantra #courage! “Life is short. Do what you love.” @alizasherman!
  34. 34. @alizasherman! Take a leap. #courage! 8
  35. 35. @alizasherman!#courage! Believe in yourself. 9
  36. 36. @alizasherman!#courage! Forgive yourself. 10
  37. 37. You are not alone. #courage!
  38. 38. @alizasherman!#courage! No limits.
  39. 39. #courage!
  40. 40. #courage!
  41. 41. Aliza Sherman @alizasherman slideshare.net/alizasherman

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