What goes into finding your voice?
- Vision – what you see that makes you want to pound the table and your plan to make things better
- Objectives – this is what you feel you are called to become and do to make things better
Voice: What you have to say and how you go about saying it
How to find your voice?
- Character – work on the person you were created to become
- Message – clarify the words you want people to associate you with
- Personality – explore your natural ways of thinking, feeling, and acting
- Experiences – reflect on what’s happened to you
- Story – lay out the chronology of events and choices that have shaped you
- Heart – explore hat you feel deeply about
- Style – identify your signature way of connecting and communicating effectively
Jill is finding her voice. I see her
- Character: respected – people trust her as a virtuous, good person in it for the right reasons
- Message: faithful – she is a woman of the Word, who finds her calling from God there
- Personality: unique – she isn’t trying to be someone she’s not, she wants to be her best self
- Story: reflective – she remembers people, places, events, and choices that have shaped her life
- Heart: passionate – she is visibly overcome with emotion by the things she speaks about
- Style: warm – she loves people and wants them to feel safe, welcome, and invited
- self-aware – she sees her shortcomings as well as her gifting
“The Man in the Arena”
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910