What is the point of having an innovative idea if you never let it see the light? What if you never give yourself permission to dream bigger, think smarter and make your mark in the world? This is the crux of Courageous Invitations—having the freedom to give yourself permission to be your best self and, in the process, encouraging others to do the same. Dr Jefferson Yu-Jen Chen and Anne Duggan generously share a lifetime of knowledge and experience to inspire you to “invite yourself to the party” and I am honoured to write the Foreword for such a valuable and insightful piece of work. A veritable MBA in book form.
Courageous Invitations sets out to help you find your audacious purpose and offers practical ways to set goals that lead to action. This book challenges you to question your intrinsic motivations – What’s holding you back? What are you afraid of? What’s the worst that can happen? What empowers you to embrace a new way of thinking about yourself and the world? The activities at the end of each section provide ample room for self-reflection and rigorous food for thought. Drawing on ancient history, cognitive psychology, literature, music, marketing, philosophy and modern-day phenomena like viral videos, Courageous Invitations explores the very nature of what it means to be crea- tive and to recognise opportunity where others see only problems.