What if you didn’t let fear stop you?
What if you didn’t let fear stop you?
What if you didn’t let fear stop you?
What if you didn’t let fear stop you?
What if you didn’t let fear stop you?

COUNTDOWN TO Day of Courage AUGUST 28, 2017

What if you could
“get your brave on”
offer your story of courage with the world
and find yourself supported by others
sharing their stories, too?

photo collage of courageous women

We all have stories of courage.

But, with rare exception, we hide them. We judge ourselves and deem our stories unworthy. They’re either too small, too meaningless or prideful and vast.

So, instead of sharing, we keep them to ourselves. Tucked away for no one else to see. Problem is, when we bury our stories, we bury our souls. Doing this denies us the expression and connection that comes from sharing the moments that define our power. And, it denies others the gift of knowing they’re not alone, and the hope that something better is possible.

Every single story matters.

We are starting a movement

and it begins with YOU. 

Imagine people just like you around the globe
each facing a fear, and then sharing it
to not only step in their courage but to inspire others to do the same.

The Day’s Founding Story

BY CHANTELLE ADAMS

Chantelle Adams, the Day of Courage Founder

In losing a dear friend to breast cancer and discovering that I was alive and breathing but I was not really living, I finally understood why I was playing small, staying safe and not living full-out… it was because of a nasty four- letter word: FEAR! In her honour, I wrote My Fear List and began saying YES to fear instead of hiding or running from it.

I started being courageous in the name of coming alive.

Now, when I decide to do something, I tend to go all in. So I started with one of my greatest fears— jumping out of a perfectly good airplane— but, here’s the thing: I knew the only way I would be able to lean into fear and actually jump was if I made it about something bigger than myself, something to believe in and strive for, which actually turned my fear into fuel.

I decided to fall 10,000 feet to raise $10,000 to build a school in Nicaragua.
And THAT why was exactly what I needed to get my brave on.

chantelle-collage-skydiving-nicaragua

Left: Chantelle taking leap of courage and skydiving to raise $10,000 to build a school in Nicaragua.
Right: That very same school after being built! Chantelle and her family visiting the finished school.

  Now, share your story.

I am inviting you to face one of your fears and share it with the world on August 28th during our global

Day of Courage

When you say “Yes!” to your courage you will be making a big difference — not only in your life, but in the world.

Your story of courage will inspire others to find their courage, and imagine the ripple effect of courage around the world if we spread this movement and get people facing fears on every continent!

This isn’t about you being courageous alone,
this is about us
a global movement of Courage Crusaders
rising up, taking steps, supporting each other

and sharing our stories.

You need it. I need it. And honestly, right now, the world needs courage more than ever.

A DAY OF COURAGE.
A LIFETIME OF change.

Let’s do this.

On August 28th 2017 join people around the world as we all get our brave on for our Day of Courage!

1

FACE your fear.

2

SHARE your story of courage.

3

PLEDGE $5 or more to charity.

Our Goal:

1 MILLION

Stories of Courage Shared

1 MILLION

Fears Faced

$1 MILLION

Raised for Charities

Who You’re Helping

Every pledge made around the world will go towards funding these non-profit initiatives:

Women of Nicaragua who've lost their homes

We’re Building Homes in Nicaragua 

Chantelle Adams and a team of volunteers is going to build eight new homes in Nicaragua for women there who have lost their homes.

I Am Genie

I Am Genie

We are also supporting I Am Genie in granting wishes for those diagnosed with a terminal illness. Watch the video…

Water to Thrive

Water to Thrive

We are also building wells and providing clean water to rural communities in Africa through Water to Thrive.

Now that’s turning COLLECTIVE COURAGE into GLOBAL POWER and IMPACT.

Use these big WHY’s to help you say “HECK YEAH!” to your FEAR!

We ALL have different fears and different ways to experience Courage. 

Here are some courageous acts you could choose to do on the Day of Courage:

Do that thing you know you really want to do and will succeed at, but haven’t done yet. Start that business, post that blog post, ask for that raise, invite someone to work with you. Sign up for an improv class or start learning another language. This could help you overcome the fear of failing or not being good enough!

Do something you know you are not going to be good at, like ice skating, drumming, playing the piano in the park!

Face your fear of being judged. Sing karaoke, paint a work of art, build something, share your truth or speak up about a cause you care about. This could help you face your fear of what others will think.

What about finally buying a blank canvas and creating your masterpiece or your first ever painting to hang as a reminder that imperfect is perfect! Or perhaps you could get out your hammer and some wood to make something from scratch or maybe you want to write your own song and share it with the world. This will absolutely help you face the fear of not being seen as an artist or creative.

Face the fear of PAIN! Get an eyebrow wax (or other body part), get a tattoo or learn to rollerblade or water ski!

You could do the doozy and go skydiving or climb a mountain or go out on the ledge at the tallest building in your city or maybe even have lunch on one of those glass floors that are WAY up high. This will absolutely help you lean into the fear of heights.  

 JOIN THE  MOVEMENT

1 Register

Submit your name & email to get ongoing updates about the Day of Courage:

2 Pledge $5 or More

Help us by making your charitable donation and we can get this party started! If we all do a little, together we can make a HUGE impact!

3 Choose Your Courageous Act
+ Invite Others

Choose your act of courage, then record your “My Fear Is…” video that explains what fear you’ll be conquering, and while you’re recording, invite others to join in the movement! See video script 

courageous women

Before August 28th post your “Courage Is” picture on social media and tell us your definition of courage.

Tag your post: @thecouragerevolution #dayofcourage #thecouragecollective #beyondfear #storiesofcourage

4 Share Your Story with the World

Record your courageous act (or get someone else to) and then upload your Day Of Courage Video to Facebook or Instagram using the tags below:

Tag your post: @thecouragerevolution #dayofcourage

You may be selected to be in the Day of Courage documentary video. Directed by us, filmed by YOU!

We will choose the videos we love the most, but also the videos that have the most views, comments and shares to be featured in the Day of Courage Documentary.

Face One Fear. Share Your Story of Courage. Pledge $5 or more to charity.

FEAR AND COURAGE ARE TWO SIDES TO THE SAME COIN. Flip yours COURAGE side up and join us on August 28th

Day of Courage

Day of Courage Video Script

Use this script as a guide when recording your Courageous Act video:

Hello My fear is [say your fear!]…. and on August 28th I am going to be facing this fear by [how are you going to do it?]. In so doing, I will not only step into my courage but I will also be sharing my story in the documentary: Day of Courage and will be contributing [state donated amount] to build homes in Nicaragua, wells in Africa, a school in Tanzania, and a wish granted through I Am Genie for someone who is terminally ill to give them a beautiful once-in-a-lifetime experience. The goal with this Day of Courage is 1 million stories of courage shared, 1 million fears faced and $1 million dollars raised for charities.

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Day of Courage Video Guidelines

We would love for you to do a short intro before your courageous act of what your fear is and WHY you are facing it and also how you are feeling in that moment.  Get real.  Then video the courageous action and then share what it feels like after facing your fear.  Please make this all in one video when you submit it.  The video should be no longer than 10 minutes and if you only share the video of the actual courageous act we would love to have you share a separate video of your experience where you went from fearful to courageous give us a short (30 second) before and after glimpse of your experience. 

You do not need this to be a professionally shot video, just use your iPhone but try to get the best quality sound and lighting for the video.

Please Note: You do not have to DO your act of courage ON August 28th it can be something you do before but we want you to share your video of your courageous act ON the Day of Courage which is August 28th so it can be something you do a day, week or month prior but the important part is sharing your video on the actual day and if you can do it on August 28th that would be AMAZING — but is not required for participating. 

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