An often unintended consequence of you speaking out is that others feel more comfortable or empowered to share their views or opinions. When you apply this in a business context, it creates a very healthy environment which encourages people to be open about their own traditionally hidden away experiences.
I have an innate tendency to be open when it comes to speaking about what I believe or have encountered, including many of the little personal bits. Once I better understand what is going on for me in a particular situation, I am keen to share my experience. I encourage you to do this same.
“If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.” Henry David Thoreau
My way of speaking out in 2019 as been to write. Writing enables me to process my thoughts and learning whilst sharing them with my community.
Many topics have created a lot of comment and interest and these include:
- Embracing failure
- Asking for help
- Sharing your expertise
- Mental health
- Sharing lessons from running a business
- Taking risks
- Being mindful
- Killing rubbish ideas and products early
- Breaking rules
- Motivating quotes
- Not being ashamed of our scars
- Focusing on the right stuff
- Taking a step back
- Creating options
- The necessity to be selfish
- Accelerating your business growth
- Getting unstuck
- Being prepared to be unpopular
If you write or speak our regularly, what topics resonate most with your audience? What surprises you?
What articles have you read which have motivated you to join in a particular conversation that you otherwise would have kept to yourself?
It is often the topics that you don’t feel have relevance to anyone else that has the greatest impact. Be courageous and speak out.
“I like to speak on matters which matter to human beings, and almost everything matters to human beings.” Maya Angelou