Do You Have Something To Say To The World?
People, moments, situations, they all have things to say. What about you? What do you have to say to the world? To find your voice, you’ll have connect with your message. When you have things to say, you have a voice that matters. I’ve got seven questions to help you clarify your message to the world. And five tips on how to find your voice.
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Do You Have Something To Say To The World (Summary Notes)
People, moments, situations, they all have things to say. What about you? What do you have to say to the world? To find your voice, you’ll have connect with your message.
What are the stories of your life? What lessons have you learned? What do you want to pass on to the people that look up to you? To your kids? To your friends? What have you overcome? To find your voice, know your story.
Or maybe you’re an artist. If you play music, act, paint, direct, if create anything … you’re making a statement through your work. Your art is your voice. If you a Chef making a statement through your food, you’re an artist. So what do you want your art to say? To find your voice, know the purpose of your art.
And as a professional, it doesn’t matter what you do, what do you want to say through your work? From Walmart greeters to lawyers, people who take pride in the MESSAGE of their work, those are the people we remember. To find your voice, know the purpose of your work.
You could own your own business. But how does owning a business serve a greater purpose? What is your message to the world as a brand and as a business? To find your voice, know the purpose of your brand.
If this were your last 10 minutes on earth, what would you want to share with the people you love most? As we age, this idea of claiming our voice and shouting it out with pride, becomes a big deal. So in your final moments, what would your message be? To find your voice, know the purpose of your life.
We find our voice from the act of walking the path. From honestly, authentically, effectively – being fully present and mindful. Mindfully walking the path of daily life. That’s how we find our voice. We observe. We learn. We grow.
It’s in the act of walking that path, alone, with others, that we find our message to the world. Which grows and changes with time. To find your voice, mindfully walk the path.
How To Find Your Voice: My Life In About (30) Words
I can share my entire life in about 30 words. And here’s the fun part. It only took me 30 minutes to write. That’s it. No word-smiting. No Emerson. No working with consultants. To find your voice, keep it simple.
It only took my sketchpad. And of course, I had to be honest with myself. So I invested some thought but not too much. I could care less about branding or image or any of that. None of that was present. I just wanted the truth. Simply stated, free of polish. To find your voice, don’t overthink the process.
Seven Questions To Help You Clarify Your Message To The World
#1- What compels you to take action?
#2- What gives your life meaning?
#3-What steers you to open new doors?
#4- What are you passionate about?
#5- What are your super-powers?
#6- What has life taught you?
#7- When you’re gone, what will your legacy be?
Five Tips On How To Find Your Voice
#1- It’s not about success or peak performance.
#2- It’s not an intellectual exercise, it’s an emotional truth.
#3- You’re going to have a lot more than one thing to say.
#4- Keep it simple.
#5- Give it room to breathe.
Walt Disney had something to say. He believed animation and magical stories could be high art. And that high art can shatter the third wall and be brought to life, in the form of Disneyland and Epcot.
So here’s your homework.
In the final moments of your life, what do you want the world to know?