Confidence for me is listening to your intuition, to what you need, and then acting on it.
There is a lot going on in the world right now and it can leave you paralysed. When the Roe vs Wade case was overturned it left me confused – how could a woman’s right and decision about her body be taken away from her like this? It made me angry! I sat with the anger all day, reading and re-reading the information shared online.
Then it struck me, I had to turn my anger into action.
What I’m learning as a confidence coach is that I also have to be an activist. Because as a confidence coach I am a champion of women and confidence isn’t just about the internal self-doubt that we feel.
Confidence isn’t about fixing us – it’s about listening to what we know to be right and then speaking up. It’s about noticing when it’s an imagined fear that keeps us from moving forward or if it’s a system that is keeping us fearful.
We need more women speaking up, leading businesses and designing policies so we can begin to change the systems that unfairly discriminate against marginalised groups.
Here are five ways you can turn your anger into action:
- Become a member of your local party – by joining your local party you can support their agenda. They hold monthly meetings with local constituents which will allow you feedback on important topics.
- Workplace policies – if you’re in a leadership position within a business do you have the power to inform or change the policies you currently have in place for the better? If you’re not in a leadership position who can you speak with to share your suggestions?
Since the Roe v Wade case, I have become a member of the Fawcett Society and signed up to take part in Pregnant Then Screwed’s annual march. I’m looking forward to attending some of the ElectHer workshops and continuing to educate myself and challenge myself to take action.
From someone who has believed for a long time that I have no voice. I do. And so do you!