02 Apr Find your voice to release your own personal power
World Voice Day celebrates and highlights the importance of the human voice in music, work and everyday communication.
While the day has a scientific background in caring for the voice, it recognises the importance of having a voice. The need for a voice is important both biologically and psychologically.
Beyond the science the day is a reminder of how important it is to feel heard – to have a voice metaphorically, where what you say will be listened to and taken account of.
Too many people still do not have a ‘voice’ and while they can speak, they are not heard, or do not feel heard.
This is a serious issue – from people who feel they are represented in society to people who actually live in a destructive environment.
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision.”
Give voice to your thoughts and beliefs
Even everyday life can be affected by whether you feel you have a voice or not. It is so important that people of all ages, but especially young people, feel confident in their own voice so that they can seize the opportunities that let them live the life that they want to.
Finding your own voice is such an important part of growing up. Having the confidence to believe that your voice should be heard and your thoughts matter.
Through confidence in your own voice you will find the strength to stand up for what you believe in and be empowered to take a stand to get what you want – and to where you want to be.
“Your voice is the most potent magic in existence”
Michael Bassey Johnson
Why having a voice matters
Finding your own voice will allow you to:
- Chase the opportunities that you are curious about that might just change your life,
- Stop comparing yourself to others and instead be confident in yourself,
- Stop hiding in the background and take your place up front,
- Have the self-belief to try for the jobs, courses and opportunities that come your way,
- Build up your self-esteem to feel good about who you are,
- Stand your ground and speak up when you need to.
Having a voice is so much more than being able to sing and talk, it is the route to express yourself in every aspect of your life. Feeling confident and seeking the support to be who you want to be is essential in empowering your own voice.
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”
Choosing the right options to get on a rewarding career path
Finding the right support at the right age is so important in nurturing self-belief and making the most of the opportunities that young people have.
When children are asked to take their options at school it can have a real impact on their future and their career. It is our duty to equip them as well as possible to take up the opportunities life offers them.
While some kids know where they want to go, others have no idea. To help guide them on their journey means finding out what fuels them and setting them on the right path.
The Ignition Youth Training Programme taking place this May via Zoom is designed for youth coaches who want to know how to make a difference in the future lives, relationships and careers of young people. To learn how to make a real difference in the lives of young people book online today.
“The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional.”
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY THIS APRIL
Every month, we check out what’s relevant in the coming days to help people to grow within themselves and take on positive learnings from special days or remembering events from the past. Here’s what to look out for this month.
16 April, World Voice Day
This is the day to celebrate your voice. Countries across the world will host concerts and talks to demonstrate the power of the voice and the need to nurture it. On a personal level why not let off some steam with a good sing along, or do something that will boost your confidence by exercising your voice – reach out to a friend, apply for a course or get something off your chest that you have wanted to share.
Choose the life you want to lead
Knowing what you want in life – and how to shout up when you need – to is an important part of self-discovery and self-worth. Finding the drive to set out on the right path and to achieve the life goals and career that you want means finding your passions – and the fuel that makes you feel alive. My book The Spark to Your Success sets out the small steps you (or your child) need to take to start to find the joy in life to enjoy it at its fullest.
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Listen to your inner voice today to find the fuel that will give you the strength to set out on the path that you want to – and to speak up as your own greatest champion.