Sue Bock and “The Courage It Takes”


On Monday, August 20th, 2012, we are happy to host Sue Bock on RN.FM Radio as our esteemed and inspiring guest for the evening.

Sue has a diverse background in nursing, technology, sales, and the corporate world. For the past 20 years, she has enjoyed her nursing career, providing knowledge, compassion and a sense of humor to her patients. A co-active life coach, Sue was trained at one of the top professional coach training schools in the world, and her passion for life motivates her to share her gift of compassion and courage with others. Her own experience with breast cancer gives her a unique perspective into the vulnerability of life.

Sue has kindly shared the following original article with us, and we present it here for your edification and enjoyment.

The Courage it Takes

Courage is my number one core value. How does this help me? It helps me be bold and take on tough tasks that nobody wants to take on, or it’s detrimental to the task at hand because I refrain from asking for help when I really need it. It’s that, “I can do it coach” syndrome. Mostly it’s to my advantage because I am able to push forward to places where others fear to tread. I am a passionate traveler, and have been fortunate enough to travel to many countries. I have people comment, “How do you do it? It’s so scary.” For me it is what I need to do. It feeds my soul.

It’s almost been a year since Steve Jobs died and yet his legacy lives on in his family, his companies, and his vision. I admire him because he had courage and he had passion. Please read the following words Steve had to say before he passed away.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

These words ring true for me. Years ago I saw the passion fade from my father’s eyes and behavior. This was a shame because when you lose your passion, you lose your heart and soul.

I have vowed that I will live the end of my life differently. More like my mother who was courageous until she passed away. At 90 years of age she traveled to Chile with me to see family. At 92 years of age she cruised through the Panama Canal with me. I had a great role model to live life fully.

How about you? How do you want to live your life? Who was your role model?


Sue Bock

Please visit Sue’s website, Courage to Adventure.

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