What does it mean to find your voice?
All my life, I’ve wanted to “find my voice.”
I felt that I didn’t have one, but I wasn’t sure what it meant to find it. Where was I going to look? Where would I finally discover it? Who would give it to me?
I had NO idea what this elusive thing called “voice” was.
Over the past few years, I’ve done a lot of healing around the “voice”, and I’ve asked myself a lot of questions. I’ve taken all sorts of personality tests, seen life coaches, therapists, and healers, and interrogated my practices and interests. There's been a lot of upheaval and uncertainty, but also amazing revelations and discoveries.
The result? I found my voice. Now I know, without the shadow of a doubt, that she’s there.
So, what does it mean to “find your voice”?
First, let’s look at what it means to NOT have your voice.
When you don’t have your voice, you feel that a part of you’s hiding. You’re trying to convince yourself that that’s just how life has to go, and that you’re perhaps just weird and unable to fit in. The truth is different, though. There’s a part of you that hasn’t had the chance to express herself. And she’s begging to come out.
Once you listen to that part of yourself, the journey to finding your voice begins. It might be painful, but it's nothing short of amazing. And here's what lies on the other side:
On a personal level, you become aware of yourself, your worthiness, and your presence in every conversation and interaction that you have, especially with loved ones (since those can also be the most difficult ones to handle!). This doesn’t mean that you'll know what to say, or how to respond in any circumstance. Knowing that you don’t know, or that you’re confused, or uncertain is perfectly fine. What matters is the awareness that you do exist, and that you're indeed feeling something.
On a professional level, finding your voice means that you have absolute clarity about what you’re doing in the world. I work with a lot of women business owners, and that means that they create soul-centered businesses stemming from their deepest discoveries, desires, and stories. For women solopreneurs (and other professionals too), this work is the key to personal branding.
So, How do you get there?
Here’s my 3-part framework:
Know your why, your mission, and what you believe in. In other words, get clear about where you stand in the PRESENT regarding your life and business. You might need to do some peeling back. That's ok. Don’t be afraid, and go for it.
Know your stories, especially the ones who’ve made you who you are, and especially the ones that still need some healing. Do the work of healing, and amazing things will happen. You will begin to own your PAST, and turn it into a source of fulfillment for the present.
Know your vision, in other words, your FUTURE. Where are you going? Where’s your business going? And what about your family, and the world?
And now, I'd love to hear from you:
Are you ready to take on the amazing journey to finding your voice?
Schedule a free, no strings attached consultation with me right here.
I can't wait to hear from you!