When you do not have a clear idea of what you want to share, you may get easily distracted by other related or unrelated topics. If you delve into the other topics, there is a risk that your primary message is diluted or misunderstood. There is a risk that you devalue or lessen the impact of your most important message.
In my journey to discover my own voice, I have been curious to find out how others have done the same. This is what a new show I have launched, Building Influence, is all about. Season 1 comprises eight episodes focused on intrepid adventurers in the field of education.
There was no amazing fresh insight that suddenly manifested. Instead, finding my voice involved distilling myself. I looked within, at my own journey, to understand the services I could offer. I tested ideas out on myself to see what would work and I stayed the course. My foray into LinkedIn began in 2007 with hardly a clue of what the platform was about and how it would transform. Curiosity may have led me to take those early first steps but it was developing a clear goal, perseverance and consistency which got me to where I am today.