HOW TO KNOW THAT YOUR VOICE
MATTERS AND REALLY BELIEVE IT
In this episode of Confidence on the Go we’re chatting about:
- Why your voice matters, and yes, I mean every voice
- Overcoming your fears of feeling like a fool or imposture when you start letting your voice shine and speak up
- How to take the belief that your voice matters and put it into action
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QUOTES ON THE POWER OF LETING YOUR VOICE SPEAK UP
Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. –Maggie Kuhn
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. –Neil Gaiman
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. –Coco Chanel
So, open you mouth, lad! For every voice counts! –Dr. Seuss
Be a voice, not an echo.
WHY YOUR VOICE MATTERS
- It is unique.
- Only you see the world the way you do.
- God gave you a story, it’s not yours to keep.
- You might be the voice that needs to speak for those who can’t yet
- You are alive – your work is not done – your voice is the propeller to your work, your influence, your legacy and your impact.
For me – one voice can change my day, my week, my month, my year, my future, my world.
Never underestimate the power of words.
OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES THAT KEEP YOUR VOICE FROM RESONATING
A few of the obstacles that keep people’s voices silenced….
- Fear of being perceived as a fool or as self-righteous
- Feelings of being “behind” or unworthy of having anything to give that isn’t already out there
- False belief that the world has enough influencers and that you have nothing to contribute
- Overthinking the next-steps and the future
- Negative self-talk and tapes
- Pity-party and self-comparison – assuming a fixed mindset
- Worrying about saying what you have to say “perfectly” instead of just getting it out and there and tweaking the message, letting your voice find its way as you practice putting it out there
- Self-consumption – not realizing that keeping the beauty of your voice to yourself that you are keeping it from the world
- Unwillingness to take ownership of the emotional work that is to be done in owning one’s own story and voice
- A “what’s the point” dialogue of resignation
- Comparison to anyone else (“Contentment comes when we choose to see the immeasurable, incomparable beauty of each human, including the one in the mirror.” -Kay Wills Wyma)
TAKING THE BELIEF THAT YOUR VOICE MATTERS AND PUTTING IT INTO ACTION
- Take action before you are ready.
- Ignore the haters in your mind – expect to feel like an imposter and to question yourself.
- Commit to your contribution to the world.
- Craft your story – decide what is on your heart to share and start sharing
- Create a system that challenges you to keep showing up and speaking up.
- Practice speaking up in ways you normally wouldn’t
- Stop worrying about the end result – God will take care of that – worry about your part.
COLLEGE OF CONFIDENCE
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LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
I also wanted to just leave a quick note about how truly grateful I am for having stumbled across your podcast. I actually found it MONTHS ago but never listened until one day about 2 months ago. Each day since I have listened to a new episode and I literally feel like every time, you are speaking directly to me with what I need to hear. I have started my own health coaching business but have struggled a lot with limiting myself, self doubt, and an exhausting quest for perfectionism and worth. I still have so far to go, but you have helped me made some really positive realizations and tools to put into practice as I work through these mental challenges and blossom into the woman I was put on this Earth to be. Thank you for sharing your story and being so damn real…I relate to you so much and appreciate you more than you know.