If we want to be heard...
If we want to feel understood...
then we have to do something else, because how we are speaking to one another just isn't working.
I hear it every single day...
conversations that immediately turn into arguments.
As a country, we've never been more divided or divisive.
We have forgotten how to have conversations with
one another, but most importantly, we have forgotten how to have conversations with ourselves...
We are born knowing. Every two year old DEMANDS to get what they need. Our job isn't to take those skills away from our children, but to instead fine tune those skills we ALL were born with.
You don't have to move towards conflict, but you can stand in your power amidst conflict. Show up, knowing what I know while giving you an opportunity to share your perspective, but when and only when, I am clear on my own.
You don't have to be assertive to be heard. You have to be clear to be heard. You have to be unwavering to be heard. Trust yourself, know your truth, and let that confidence guide your conversations with the people you work with.