Have you ever gone to speak and something has stopped you in your tracks?
It’s like there’s this invisible force that paralyses you. You want to say the words, but you tell yourself you can’t or shouldn’t.
I get it! I’ve experienced that many times.
And the result of that is I haven’t created the impact I wanted to create. Being honest, not only has this held me back from communicating powerfully, but it’s held back my success as a person and a business owner.
What’s preventing you from communicating powerfully
In the past couple of years, I’ve taken on being someone who communicates powerfully because I get that the only way to cause transformation in others’ lives is to take action in my own life.
The other day, I was sharing with a mentor that I sometimes feel stopped when it comes to talking to people in government and at large corporations.
She asked me if there was a time in my life I didn’t feel that way and I was reminded that I’d advocated fearlessly for maternity services change for eight years as a mother with three young children. I had no problem talking to politicians, hospital CEOs or doctors and the result was I contributed to significant reform in Australia, something I’m incredibly proud of.
All of a sudden I realised that what was missing for me was conviction. I was fearless when I was advocating for maternity services reform because I was deeply convicted to empower women in birth, based on my own crappy experiences.
But when it came to business conversations, I was so wrapped up in imposter syndrome that I forgot that what this is about for me is causing a world that communicates freely and powerfully.
Changing the conversation in your head to communicate powerfully
What I am now getting is that if I can play a part in causing others to communicate powerfully, the world will have more peace, more prosperity and more connection. That is worth putting my internal dialogue aside.
When you change the conversation in your head around why you’re doing what you’re doing, the fear disappears and you have the freedom to fully express yourself.
The conversation I was having was: “they’ll think I don’t know what I’m doing.”
The conversation I’m having now is: “I am cause for the world transforming how it communicates. I have a solution that really empowers people to improve their written communication. Let’s go change the world!”
My vision is to create a world where anyone can communicate powerfully.
Since launching the Great Blog Challenge in November last year, I’ve been privileged to work with an amazing and growing group of business owners and entrepreneurs who are taking themselves on to improve their writing and build their personal brands.
The results have been they’ve:
- pushed past fear and published
- created new and exciting conversations with the people in their lives, making a difference
- gained confidence, and
- have been continually improving their writing quality
If you want some or all of that, I invite you to find out more and join the Challenge community.