A Quick Word on the Power of Using Your Voice

June 18, 2020

Among the many lessons from current events, one of them is speaking up collectively and individually. A reminder to use your voice. Your perspective is needed.

A Quick Word on the Power of Using Your Voice

Among the many lessons from current events, one of them is speaking up collectively and individually when you are not seen, heard, valued. Don’t let the biased and powerful voices be the only ones people encounter. This is especially true at work. When we censor ourselves, hold back important perspectives or go along to get along, we are all diminished by this and our companies will continue to be meh.

Don’t let the biased and powerful voices be the only ones people encounter.

I struggled for too long to be Fully Micah. I worried that being too different was a problem. I knew I didn’t fit in so neatly but thought that was the price I had to pay to succeed. I was wrong. The more I showed up as multi-dimensional Micah, the more my contributions were recognized. Of course, it didn’t always work out well but mostly it did. I found it too hard to tuck so much of my true self away. It hurt my soul. So, I just let it rip.

The moral of the story: I wish I had always been truer to myself than some corporate bullshit culture. Maybe you won’t wait as long as I did to be your true self and speak up.