Next week, we celebrate one of the most important days of the year – International Women’s Day. And you may or may not already know that I will also be celebrating the anniversary of Find Your WHY – which just so happens to be around the same day! These two days are crucial to me, as they highlight the importance of community, collaboration, and women living the lives they were born to live.
What do I mean by this?
Knowing Who You Are
Women will often live their lives based on expectations of those around them. Perhaps this might apply to you too? If I was to ask you who you are, how would you answer? Would you say, ‘I’m so-and-so’s wife’ or ‘so-and-so’s mum’ or I am a “job title goes here”? That might seem fine for a while, but what about when your children leave the nest, or someone dies, or you are made redundant or your retire, or you and your husband go your separate ways? Who are you now?
We often call this a mid-life crisis. Thankfully, it just means you haven’t faced one of the most important days of your life yet, and that is the day you find your WHY.
Many incredible women I know have found their WHY, and then they get to share it. They discover what it is that they’re here to do. And they use their voice to empower other women. In order to do this, they let themselves be heard. They get up on stage, face their fears, and share their journey with the world.
And this should be celebrated every day, not just on International Women’s Day.
But unfortunately, not every woman has found their voice yet. And if that includes you, then here are just a few reasons why you should consider sharing your voice too.
Be Seen, Be Heard, Be You
Public speaking is an incredibly empowering and rewarding experience, and it’s a great way to share ideas, opinions, and perspectives.
Think about your professional network. Whether it’s a keynote address at a conference, a presentation to a potential client, or a panel discussion, you can make valuable connections with potential employers and colleagues. It’s a great way to move up in your career.
If your boss notices your newly found confidence in your speaking abilities, not only will you stand out from your colleagues, but you’ll also show resilience, courage, and a willingness to learn other new skills.
And for women who run their own business, speaking out is critical. After all, if you are the best kept secret in town, then your business will struggle to thrive.
Public speaking can also help to amplify a woman’s voice. This is especially important in today’s society, where women’s voices often go unheard or are ignored. By speaking in public, women can make sure that their opinions and perspectives are heard and taken seriously.
With this in mind, it makes next week the perfect opportunity to begin your speaking journey, as you can inspire other women along the way.
Public speaking can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Women should can take the time to practise public speaking skills, learn from more experienced speakers, and get support from other women. And I warmly encourage you to join me!
If you’d like to see some examples of inspirational women, then check out our YouTube channel by clicking here.
PS – The genetic blueprint really helps with understanding who you are and what you are here to do – fill in this 2-minute questionnaire and I will send you your own ‘genetic blueprint’ which will help you understand yourself so you can begin to find your why! You will find it here.
PPS – If the link doesn’t work for any reason (sometimes technology has a bad day) then email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will sort it out for you!
PPPS – If you liked this blog and want to read more blogs surrounding female empowerment, you can find last week’s here: ‘Are You Doing What You Love?‘
“I’m on a global mission to help 10 million disheartened souls, who are at a crossroads, to STOP asking why me? And START saying why not me!”