Mo Jones has a remarkable journey. Her story begins with letting shame and fear prevent her from using her voice as a young adult to deciding to become a Speech and Language Pathologist for children and stroke victims. She realizes her true calling is helping other women find their own voice. She encourages us to use our courage muscles and go after fear instead of running away from it.
Women are often given the message we should be seen and not heard. We all have voice stories that line up with our limiting beliefs.
We also hide, play small, and don’t show up as ourselves. This shows up as shame. We freeze in fear and shame.
Shame blocks you from being your true self and seeing clearly.
Change doesn’t happen overnight. You have to do the work, work on mindset, and learn to trust yourself.
We hold ourselves back, we avoid opportunities because of fear. Finding your voice can help.
You’ll have to become comfortable with who you are. You don’t have to be loud and boisterous. Don’t emulate other people, just be yourself. Pretend you’re talking to a friend, use your natural voice. Make your voice work for you and you’ll get comfortable with your voice after a while. Don’t get all fancified if that’s not you. The world would be boring if we were all the same.
A whisper becomes louder and louder till it becomes a roar and you can’t ignore it.
Put yourself in uncomfortable situations, it will grow your courage muscle.
We back away from opportunities in order to stay comfortable. Be comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s where the magic happens! When you’re uncomfortable.
Sometimes others will see the light in us before we see it in ourselves.
Opening up and using your voice will transform you into your true potential. You open the floodgates of possibility. You will see new options, the transformation will happen
Pay attention to when your heart rate increases and your blood pumps harder. Run towards that, put on your cape and say, “Let’s do this!”
Fear is showing up for a reason, use it to fuel you. Embrace it. If you run from it, you get more fear.
Using your voice makes you feel exposed and vulnerable but look at it as a chance to connect with others. You have these words in you for a reason. Look at it as a beautiful gift to connect with others.
You learn by taking action
Take 5 minutes a day to move towards your goal. This is do-able and will result in big results if you stick with it. Give what you can when you can.
You are enough, Trust yourself. Trust your voice.
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