In this Friday Fast Take episode of the Boomtank Business Show, I talk about the power of your voice.
Quotes to ponder:
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 importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs
Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. – Dame Maggie Smith
The power of your voice is something you realize only when you use it. Whether it is written, spoken or both, your inner power comes alive when you are heard and when you are read. You can also use hugs, smiles and caring as part of your voice. Using your voice more, will make you more confident and happy because you are living your true self, not a smaller self. The smaller self is perhaps the one playing to transient popularity or other people’s interests. That self will never truly fill you. It will never make you confident and happy. Only being who you truly are, will fill you.
Sometimes, it may not be a good idea to speak our full truth each moment. Discretion can be wise, but you can decide to speak more truthfully, more often about your business, what you offer, what you think, what you feel and your life purpose.
Actually practice speaking and/or writing more about what really matters to you, what you can teach, how you can help – and learn to be free of the good opinion of others (as Maslow said). Do not let the noise of others’ opinions “drown out your inner voice” and your outer voice. Consider the source of that noise and understand you are different than anyone else ever created in the history of the human race. You are different than any other creature or life form on earth – ever. You are a special piece of the big, universal puzzle and we all must play our part. Only you and no one else, truly knows you best and knows what you need to say – on this planet. It is your mission and yours alone.
Introverted, extroverted or somewhere in between, we all must use our voice to promote our businesses, our causes and our particular brand of help.
Speak, write – whatever it is you should be doing and do more of it daily. The more you do, the easier it gets and the more confident you become. Get out there and have your messages heard! Start now. Make it a practice each day to be heard and feel the power of it – for you and others. Remember it is your mission. Use your voice to live it.
Tune in and enjoy!
Chief Life Officer (CLO) of Boomtank.com
Certified Professional/Success Coach, Online PR and Public Speaking Expert, Motivational/Business Speaker, Business Strategist, Show Host of the ‘Boomtank Business Show’ podcast (available globally, on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and TuneIn Radio), OD Consultant, Attorney
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Senior Corporate Trial Attorney for over two decades with both a Fortune 100 Company and Fortune 200 Company. Certified: Professional Coach, Spiritual Coach and Religious Coach. OD Consultant (Master’s of Science in Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University School of Business), Show Host of the Boomtank Business Show, for sharp female entrepreneurs and cool guys who support them. Tune in for cutting edge business and personal development tips.