You don’t realize what you’ve got until it’s going… going… gone, right? My fiancÃ© is literally voiceless right now, at home with a sore throat. Of course, with the help of some zzz’s and some prescribed pills, he will be his old self.
It’s easy to forget the impact of voice… your voice… those without a voice. Thanks to the beauty of virtual connection, we don’t always need an actual voice, we’ve still got our voice, even if it’s behind the social media curtain.
When something is temporarily gone, we crave it. All we want to do is use what we can’t get our hands on. What would you do if you lost your voice?
I challenge you to temporarily lose something: your voice, your vision, your morning coffee, the ability to dance. Whatever it is, I ask you to go without it for a period of time. Use your other senses, and get a feel for what it is to lose something (even if it’s, thankfully, not really gone).
Perhaps you realize that you abuse your voice and talk too much; you begin to listen more. Or without your vision, you might find your voice. And while you don’t dance, you can still groove to the beat in your head.
What changes in your life? Do you appreciate what you’ve got a little bit more? How does this affect your work space, your client conversations, the way you prepare for success?
Fill us in! I’d love to hear about what you learn about your surroundings and yourself.