• Sonja Nannan

Declutter limiting beliefs about your voice 👻

Your voice is a part of you and therefore the world around you. In order to improve it, we need to acknowledge that in our lives everything is somehow connected - our experiences, our beliefs and how we go through life each day.

Because of this fact, I love to combine subjects that seemingly have nothing to do with each other. It brings me immense joy to connect the dots of psychology, voice training, anthropology, neuroscience, art etc. because of the very fact that everything in our world is linked.

So today I will connect a technique from minimalism to voice improvement, because I think it makes the abstract more accessible.

As I am sure you know, there is a lot of power in decluttering. Maybe you have followed Marie Kondo's advice and have already re-evalued your possessions and asked yourself what in your life sparks joy .

Marie Kondo says:

"The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don't."

Letting go of what we no longer want in our lives in order to make physical and energetic space for what we DO want.

So if I apply this theory to our voice, that means that if a confident voice is what I want, then I need to let go of what is making me feel insecure - i.e. DECLUTTER IT!!

What is at the core of our insecurities are our limiting beliefs about ourselves.

One of the first exercises in my public speaking program “Voice of Value” is “Changing limiting beliefs” and it is about taking inventory of our experiences with sharing our voice.

Looking at our childhood experiences from our adult perspective can help us see more clearly, which beliefs about ourselves we have adopted as a result.

Becoming aware of these beliefs (taking them out of the closet), we can decide whether we want to hold on to them (put them back) or let go of them and adopt new ones (toss that clutter and have space for something that actually sparks joy).

This week, take a moment to do the following "voice-decluttering" exercise:

  • Write down a very striking memory where you used your voice and someone criticized you for it?

  • What belief about yourself did this experience create?

  • Where are you holding yourself back in your life because of this belief?

  • What would be a better belief to adapt?

I wish you an eye-opening voice decluttering experience!

And remember:

Your voice is your gift, and the key to your most authentic and sensational self. Don't let the clutter in you mind hold you back

With lots of positive vibes 🌈


PS: If you could use some support in letting go of limiting beliefs around your voice, schedule a free call with me.

You can also check out my 1-on-1 coaching program "Voice of Value" here.

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