This picture makes me emotional.
It reminds me of how much I used to doubt myself. Especially in the workplace.
I remember one incident vividly; I was asked a question in a meeting by a senior executive. I knew the answer but instead of responding, I turned to my male colleague and asked for his thoughts. Later that day my co-worker (who was like a mentor to me) pulled me aside to ask me why I deferred to my colleague when I knew the answer. Hmmm…she made a good point.
Why did I doubt myself? I needed to stop. So I did.
I realised I needed to start fully showing up and to put myself out there. My voice was meant to be heard.
So I spoke up, again and again. Sometimes my voice quivered. Over time less so.
I am happy to say that person is long gone. Do I know all the answers? Nooooo…but…
✔ I am okay with being wrong.
✔ I am okay with not having all the answers.
❌ I am NOT okay with hiding behind other people to speak for me.
BELIEVE IN YOUR POWER ️️ 🧡