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Lesson 26: The Pathway to Courage

**This Lesson is part of the January series “30 Pitch Lessons – 30 Days.”  Pitch University Pitchfest weeks and Expert-In-Residence weeks kick off the 1st full week in February.**

red_head_girl_cartoon Lani Jaramo is a writer just like you.  She’s on the pathway to publication. 

She, like most of you, had never created a video before today’s lesson. 

But she had enough courage to do it anyway.  She’s not just speaking about courage today, she’s bringing it to life in the creation of her video lesson.  Bravo, Lani!

She writes historical fiction. Her writing pertains to the American Revolutionary War, and she’s currently studying to get her Master’s Degree in American Military History, which segues nicely into the title of this lecture . . . “O Captain Prescott, My Captain:  The Pathway to Courage.”

Read more (below) about Lani's 15-years of expertise as a Health coach, facilitating change and belief in yourself.


VIDEO: Oh, Captain Prescott, My Captain: The Pathway to Courage – Part 1 (10 minutes)

Track 1 – Captain Prescott, Bunker Hill, and 1 Courageous Action (4:00 minutes)

Track 2 – The Writer’s Fort, Guns, and Dark Night at Bunker Hill (4:45 minutes)

Track 3 – Transforming Fear into Faith (Become an Alchemist) (1:15 minutes) 

VIDEO: Oh, Captain Prescott, my Captain:  The Pathway to Courage – Part 2 (6 minutes)

Track 1 – The Alchemist and The Blackness (1:30 minutes)

Track 2 – Before Faith in Yourself, Before Courage, Belief (2:10 minutes)

Track 3 – Faith into Action (The Dead Poet’s Society  and Borrowing Faith) (1:20 minutes)

Track 4 – This Time, It’s Different (0:45 minutes)


More about Lani:  “I’ve given many speeches and lectures about health and making lifestyle improvements, but this is the first time I’ve given a speech about my love for writing and encouragement. Thank you Pitch University and Diane for giving me this opportunity!

“I have been in the health industry for more than 15 years now. I’ve taught floor aerobics, step, kick-boxing, dance aerobics, Pilates and yoga. I also became a certified Weight Management and Lifestyle consultant® through ACE, one, if not the top leading trainers in the health field.

“For years, I’ve taught people how to make lifestyle changes for better health and a better balanced life. It takes a lot of courage to want to change something in your life, I know.

“And as an unpublished author, striving for publication myself, I know changing my life, my career, to become published takes a lot of faith, perseverance, and a bulldog’s sense of determination.

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Reader Comments (6)

Hi Lani- It's nice to see someone else in the" trenches" post what they think and feel about this topic. No one understands as well as someone else who's going through the same types of things. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Good videos!!

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Thanks, Stacey! That means a lot to me!

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLani J.


I just found out my post did happen. Here's a retry... Great job on your first video. I totally agree that practice and dedication make all the difference. No one is an alchemist on day one.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott Holmes

Oh yes! Something more important than pitching is courage. Courage comes when you have confidence in your work. Without confidence, you would lack the courage. Without courage, the pitch you create wouldn’t be as solid as anybody would expect. So, to gain courage, it is important to get the pitch ready as per the code of conduct and ethics. Moreover, you pitch should be backed with proper research. If your pitch is good, you would have courage. And courage will help you to win with the final pitch. Students of accredited life experience degree know the importance of research and pitch and how these are interlinked.

March 20, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterredeny

I should state that a fruitful family claimed business nowadays is an exceptionally reviving sight! And additionally, this is an exceptionally reviving site!

August 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpaige hd wallpaper

This lesson gives us an excellent opportunity to immerse ourselves in our inner world to understand our inner impulses. It is a great way to feel better.

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