I love working with “Starters of Startups.” Entrepreneurs. They are the coolest people I know. They have courage. Brené Brown, leading researcher and author of the book Daring Greatly, tells us the root of the word Courage is “COR.” COR, in Latin, means heart. Historically, courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Today the word courage is more about being heroic or brave. When I started my own business, I felt the complete opposite of heroic or brave. I was scared to death. But I did feel authentic. My idea pushed me, I didn’t feel like I was pushing my idea. That’s when I knew I was really onto something. As I speak with new entrepreneurs, I see the same thing in them that I felt 7 years ago. They have more heart than bravery. Real courage (whole-heartedness) from a startup perspective is a lot like the Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz. He thinks his fear makes him inadequate compared to other more qualified “Kings of the Jungle.” But in the end he found out he had amazing courage because he faced fear authentically. Entrepreneurs don’t have to be the best public speakers, the tallest people in the room, have the most hair, or be the best looking. But they do have to have heart. Follow your heart, whole-heartedly. From there you will find your courage and voice.