Your voice is the common factor in every conversation. As a human being you use your voice all day everyday. So why do millions of people just like you, struggle when asked to speak in public?
The action that generally gets overlooked when my clients are working towards becoming a confident speaker are their thoughts. I like to say, your thoughts shape your voice, if you control your thoughts you control your voice. Or what happens in the mind is reflected in your breath and visa versa.
She has lit my fire that’s for sure!
From the moment I heard her speak, I sat up to listen to her commanding, calm, confident and beautiful feminine tones. I had no idea who she was or where she had come from, but I could immediately feel the warm sunshine cracking through the glass ceiling.
This week, I was chatting with a client who is struggling to get out from behind the lectern and speak from the heart! She knows she is hiding. She knows it’s not serving her and it’s stopping her from reaching her goal of CEO, but she is stuck. With an upcoming speaking gig, we spent time talking about the reality of being asked to speak at an event.
The legacy I want to leave both personally and professionally is ultimately education – teaching the next generation how to heal themselves holistically in mind, body and spirit using nutrition and plant medicine. What intrinsically motivates and gives me the greatest job satisfaction is the knowledge that I am passing this ancient wisdom on to the children of the future.
A family member of mine recently described herself as a ‘Plate Spinner’.
Prior to Covid-19, this busy mother of two was working multiple jobs, studying for a degree in her ‘spare time’, juggling regular International travel in-between organising the home, the children’s many and varied extracurricular activities, and all whilst trying to further her career and build a business.
Then all of that stopped…
My best advice when just starting on your plant based journey is to not have unrealistic expectations that you are able to change a lifetime of habits overnight. You would need to have a very strong willpower to instantly transition from a 3 times a day meat consumer into a fully raw vegan!
According to an ABC news report, the toll on mental health from lockdown fatigue and stress are staggering with a very conservative estimate of a 14% increase in suicide rates over the 2020 lockdown period.
Hence this is the time when we must step up and show leadership within our communities. Our social and familial networks are looking for leaders to shine a light on a new pathway in an uncertain post-covid future.
But how do we show leadership after lockdown?
A wonderful nourishing and healing food to try is bone broth.
The main difference between stock and a good broth is the length of time you cook it – the longer you cook the broth, the more minerals and healing amino acids are extracted from the contents.
Have you ever rushed home late from work, the children are starving, and realised you forgot to defrost any meat from the freezer for dinner? I know I have many times in the past and just resorted to buying takeaway because I was too tired and time poor to do anything else…
As the world works to battle and heal in the face of the novel coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented some unique silver linings. The earth is experiencing unforeseen environmental respite as waterways clear, and smog blankets lift; shining a light on how much we can achieve through the power of self-leadership.