In the midst of a 2-year stretch of grief and loss, I endured the loss of my voice. I thought it was bronchitis. I was treated for allergies… tested for strep… and then in 2013, I was diagnosed with a vocal disorder. At the time, my voice was barely much louder than a whisper in most situations. No drive-thru ordering for me… no eating out by myself… having concerns about being places by myself… not being able to use the phone to speak to clients or my team… I could have let anyone of these derail me or my business. I chose not to allow that.
I had been avoiding phone calls with clients because of the issue. I had been hiding out and playing small. And you know what? I had an opportunity to pivot.
I started using video calls to host calls because I was able to type while the clients talked… and it brought a deeper connection with those clients because now we were meeting face-to-face.
While my voice has not fully recovered back to “normal,” when I’m having a good vocal day, I can use my voice on video chats.
I share this story with you because you too might be in a place where you need to pivot.
Go all in.
Take the leap of faith.
Trust the process.
Something I’ve said to myself in 2013, and every day since… “I am an amazing, badass creator and I am capable of more than I know.”
So here’s to diving in!
Where are you pivoting?