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031 : Having The Courage To Dare Greatly

May 16, 2018

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Welcome to Episode 31 where James discusses what it means to dare greatly and how Teddy Roosevelt’s remarkable speech from 1910 continues to be so relevant today when it comes to being your own 1%.

Key Takeaways

  • If we’re ever going to be the ideal version of what we see in our heads we have to take responsibility for that.
  • Anytime we do what 99% of people won’t do, those people will try to tear you down
  • The credit belongs to the person who is actually doing the work.
  • Even if you fail, you won’t be categorized in the same place as the people who never did anything, the people who played it safe and went to their grave with their dreams.


  • “If a democracy is to work the leaders need to be of high caliber- hold the civilians to a high standard through their example. The success or failure of a democracy will be conditioned upon the way in which the average man, the average woman does his or her duty both in the everyday duties and in the moments of heroic calls to action. The Inability to match words with deeds was seen as political weakness. “
  • “Self restraint, self mastery, common sense, the power of accepting individual responsibility and yet of acting in conjunction with others, courage and resolution – these are the qualities which mark a masterful people.”
  • “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Teddy Roosevelt’s “Citizen in a Republic” April 23, 1910 in Paris


Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Time Stamped Show Notes

  • (1:52) James introduces what daring greatly means
  • (3:00) “The Citizen in a Republic” speech and what James took from it
  • (6:48) Courage
  • (7:56) “The Man in the Arena”
  • (11:54) What James experienced when he started his business
  • (13:45) More on Teddy Roosevelt
  • (16:41) What we need more of
  • (19:48) Amanda comes on to talk about stepping into your own 1%
  • (21:54) Amanda talks about the self-love challenge she is currently hosting

To sign up for the next 14 day self love challenge visit: bethatonepercent.com/challenge

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