It’s always risky to voice a different opinion during conversations.
I used to hold on to my thoughts because I didn’t want to rock the boat.
And I finally figured this out. It’s great being a contrarian. People notice, especially when I’m the only one with a different slant.
Others who know me only see how I am now. I was not always known as the Queen of Conflict Resolution!
It’s all about being true to yourself and showing your authenticity!
This isn’t always easy. Remember, it’s risky to take a stand for many people. Especially when others are set in their ways. And have no room for opposite beliefs.
Let’s fast forward many years later. I now coach others to feel comfortable using their voices. Even with bullies and tough conversations. Speaking up is also freeing – you feel more confident about yourself. And, it’s rewarding to see the transformation in clients. If I can do this, believe me, anyone can.
It’s now your turn to enter this conversation 🙂
How did you change from not using your voice to standing up with a contrarian point of view?
I encourage you to send me a private email if you have a question on how to stand up for something that’s important to you. You are my loyal readers, and I’m always here for you. 🙂
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Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP, CVP
Conflict Resolution and Communication Coach
Queen of Conflict Resolution
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