Your voice box is one of the greatest tools at your disposal, so long as you practice using it and are excited about what you are speaking someone will listen.
Take a few minutes a day to practice speaking, make it fun! Do tongue twisters, play a rhyming game, practice your elevator pitch, just take action towards improving your public speaking skill.
There comes instances in life where it is necessary to say something, whether it be to stop a bully or just get your idea to the table, at some point you are going to have to assert yourself and speak up for your belief.
That is one of the functions of your voice! You can VOICE your outrage, VOICE your new product, VOICE something you have learned, and so much more; however if you neglect practicing communication your proficiency will wane.
White lies, “bending the truth”, or any other form of non truth is a great way to corrupt your business and your reputation.
Take the car salesmen, overtime their reputation has built and built on them being crooked underhanded liars who will do anything to get you in a shiny new car. That didn’t happen overnight, it took years of corrupt dishonesty on the automaker’s part. From selective sales to fees no one understands automakers have continued to build a bad reputation.(maybe that’s why they needed a bailout)
The same applies to your life and business practices, if you are honest and stay true to your company values, more than likely you will build a great reputation for your brand.
However, if you create a negative image of your brand by being dishonest, by focusing on quantity instead of quality you are sure to experience failure and frustration.
We fact check things left and right now thanks to the Internet, so half truths don’t fly anymore; we want truth and will check multiple sources to find it.
For example, in America and I hope most countries, no one listens to just one news source; we check multiple sources and read between the lines to find the truth. The honest truth is usually mixed and muddled to the political agenda of the reporting company, but a smart person can sort through all the truth bends and see the facts of the situation.
Catch Some Zzzzs
Rest is vital for creativity and your mood. The more tired you feel, the more lethargic your mind and body become. Getting the zs in is important for maintaining your overall drive and determination.
I remember when I used to try pushing through the fatigue, I remember when I would keep trying to solve the situation and refused to stop trying until I fixed it. I also remember the frustration I felt at myself for taking so long to solve the situation, sometimes it turned out to be the tiniest error that caused the situation and when I realized this I would only grow more frustrated because I had spent so much time on trying to solve it.
Those days sucked! Now, I allow myself a certain amount of time and if I cannot solve the situation within the time frame, I move on and come back to it. I allow my mind to rest and focus on something else, so that I may create a space for a creative solution to flow into.
Even with my writing, if I experience a moment of writers block, I’ll take a break and do something else until that creative energy hits me again.
By allowing time for the brain to rest, it enables new avenues of thought that were hidden inside that churning idea machine to flourish and grow until they burst from your brain creating the solution you were looking for.
Rest is important for your overall health as well. Your energy level, mood, and innovation will drastically improve if you are well rested. How do I know?
Well that’s easy, I have been trying it out for myself and now take a nap everyday, as well as sleep 6-8 hours everyday. Like you, I don’t believe everything I see on the internet either, which is why I started trying this whole catching zs thing out. Let me tell you I highly recommend it.
I wish you the best of luck realizing your dreams and thanks for reading!