“Where is YOUR VOICE?”
I was thrilled I was able to participate with my daughter in the Women’s March on Saturday.
I stayed focused on positive intentions; I didn’t align with negative thinking, posters, or chants. We were not protesting—which has a negative spin and which some people are using. How important words are! We were voicing our needs, and our rights.
I’m supporting women’s and children’s rights, basic HUMAN rights, and that includes being able to express my voice and not be silenced by intimidation, bullying or insults, or my own fear. I lived in that situation for decades, and it nearly destroyed my daughter and me.
I ask you: Where is your voice?
Are you being the leader in your business that you need to be?
Are you sharing your voice by presenting talks about your work? Or are you letting fear or “not being ready” lead you?
Are you sharing your voice by taking a stand for your potential clients, or are you letting them get away with excuses veiled as “valid reasons” for not investing in your programs?
Does your voice get weak when you present your package offerings?
How are you showing up when you network?
Are you able to express what you do clearly and effectively?
When are you saying, “Yes,” when you really want to say, “No,” because you’re afraid to share your voice?
Where are you holding back on expressing yourself?
Your voice matters.
4 Steps you can take to share your voice more and more effectively:
- Identify 1 area in your business, or life where you realize you are holding back. Use the list of questions above to guide you.
- List 3 reasons why “I’m not sharing my voice is helping me.” For example,
- I don’t have to prepare a presentation.
- Or, I won’t have to feel uncomfortable talking in front of people.
- Or, I won’t be liked, or I’ll be criticized.
There will be an underlying reason why you’re holding back on sharing your voice.
- List 3 reasons “why my not sharing my voice hurts others.” For example,
- People won’t get the information they need from me that could help them so THEY continue to struggle.
- Or, I’m letting someone believe something about herself that’s not true, which is holding her back.
- Or, they lose on moving their life or business forward.
When you can help others, but you hold back, your inaction hurts others.
- Now, decide on one action you can take to share your voice, for example:
- Create your signature talk.
- Set the date/time to have that conversation you’ve been avoiding.
- Attend a networking event and speak up.
Your voice matters. Your work matters.
To an extraordinary YOU!
If you continue to have challenges, connect with me. Asking for help is a sign of strength and confidence, not a sign of weakness. Stop kidding yourself thinking you’ll figure it out; you would have done it by now.
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