Stand Up! Stand Out! Find Your Voice!

What is your true voice? Do you have a burning passion? Do you have a message to share?

We ALL have a message to share. Some share it powerfully and profitably. Some will never share their message.

Fear, frustration or self-doubt can silence our message.

Let me share the ABCs of finding your true voice and sharing your message, using the whole self approach, your body, mind and soul.

Your voice is unique. It has a sound quality that is all your own, like a fingerprint. We have many thoughts and judgments about the physical sound our voice speaks. We need to find our strong, vital and lively voice tone (body) to be successful. Our voice is our power. Our voice expresses our thoughts, feelings and intentions (mind). Our voice shares our mission, our purpose in life and our experiences. The “Who” we are (soul). Discover your true voice.

Step A: Awareness. Ask yourself the tough questions.

Who am I, truly? What am I here for? What are my dreams, hopes and ambitions?

What have I done in my life that I am most proud of? What is the one thing that is most special about me? What is my message? Write out all of the answers. Take your time with this. If you feel too confused, ask for help (coach, counselor, friend).

The first step is to understand ourselves, become more aware and become conscious of our beliefs about who we are. You Find Your Voice. If we don’t know who we truly are, we will not attract people to our mission, our purpose or to our cause.

Step B: Belief System. Do you truly believe?

You now know who you truly are. You know what you believe. This step is to claim it. We may think and know our purpose, dreams and intentions, but do we really believe it? Do we have any doubt or fear? We can have a meaningful message, yet be too afraid to share it. Do you see yourself as someone who has something important to say? Is what you say valuable, purposeful and meaningful to you, to others? What you say becomes what you Stand Up for. You stand for your purpose, what you want out of life. Do you believe with your whole self? Mind, body and soul? 

Step C: Connection.

Next step, is to Stand Out. You know who you are, you fully and completely believe in your  message and now you need to put your mission into action. We claimed it with our belief, now we make it our own, make it real. How do you share your mission and make it real? By bringing others into your cause. Connecting with others by sharing your message, saying what you believe in and taking action will bring you success. When we find our voice and use it to speak our truth, to create our dreams and set our intentions into motion, we change the world.

This is the first 3 steps to our birthright. To complete our mission here on Earth. To find the courage and clarity we need to change this world. There is so much more to sharing our message, the practical as well as the magical. Let me share more with you, as we change the world. Join the Boldly Brilliant Facebook group (it’s free) at http://facebook.com/groups/beboldlybrilliant

You take your life into your own hands, and what happens- A terrible thing- no one to blame.Erica Jong

Are YOU sailing the 7 C’s to Success in your business?

Are YOU sailing the 7 C’s to Success in your business?

What are the 7 C’s? I will be introducing the 7 C’s to success in my blog. I invite you to try one “C” a day for the next 7 days. You will need all the 7 “C’s” to be successful in biz and in life. First “C” is COURAGE!

Courage.        cowardly-lion

It all starts here. You have to have COURGE! Before starting anything, any project, any class, any writing, anything…You have to have COURAGE! Courage is a mindset. The fear never really goes away (that’s how our reptilian brain works), yet we don’t have to dwell in fear.

There is a quote by Aristotle that says. “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” I say, to succeed, we need to feel the fear, gather the courage and do it anyway, whatever the “it” is. The lion from the Wizard of Oz has a very famous quote, too. In the movie, he says…

“Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the “ape” in apricot? What have they got that I ain’t got? And Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman say “Courage!” The Cowardly Lion says “You can say that again! Huh?”

So after all his bluster, the Lion is still the cowardly Lion. We can talk a big game, but it’s our courageous action that meets the challenge. I love Dale Carnegie’s action quote:

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

What’s holding you back? What’s the ONE step you know you need to take to be successful that you are not taking? What small action can you take today to move closer to that goal?

Find out how to strengthen your courage at http://www.facebook.com/BeBoldlyBrilliant

 

The New Courage

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I was driving on the Tappan Zee Bridge yesterday at a snail’s pace and I had an epiphany. So many people just squirm and never really get started moving. It’s true in business and in life. It’s like we are stuck in the mindlessness and indoctrination of society to be a way that our body, mind and soul do not want to be. We are never real and never fully present. We are masked and we are polite.

We stay stuck, we procrastinate and we get nowhere. What we need is the New Courage. The courage to speak out, take action and risk moving forward with our dreams and desires. How do you get the New Courage? First step, you get real with your self and with others. No more hiding out with the ego. Say what you mean and do what you say. No sugar coating.

Stop listening to all the voices in your head. Use one true voice, focus the voice and speak in that voice. Don’t think of outcomes. Think focus. Write the focus out with your hands or ON your hands. Place it where you can see it. Speak the focus to all who will listen. Smell success. Taste the success. Engage all your senses in the process. This is New Courage. The empowering of your full body, mind and soul in action.

Most of us will never truly speak. Or, we will stop after we speak and will continue to squirm. To move forward takes all of our body, mind, senses and soul to engage.

Be the New Courage.