Happy New Year!
I am not heavy into blogging, mainly because I can not maintain a consistent posting routine with content. I am a consistent Instagram-er. I thought, how I can keep work/life/side-hustle balance in my life while still delivering content in a variety of forms?
I decided to make a digest of monthly instagram posts.
For the folks who prefer reading blogs over Instagram/Facebook, here are my posts about communication tips, mental health, and me!
We all do “weird” things, or at least weird to somebody else. Lots of things I do are called weird by someone else, like pairing this bumpy sleeve grandma sweater with combat boots 🤷🏽♀️. #kendratsays Be you especially when you are weird. Nahmean weirdo? What is weird about you?
.....For my clients, students, and my whole life. I pair self-awareness skill-building with any and every communication goal written.
My personal goal for a few years has been to increase self-awareness of my emotions, vulnerability, sarcasm, and interpersonal messages.
#kendratsays Self-awareness means knowing who and where you are so you can make changes and/or progress.
Our voice carries our feelings and it changes in quality at times when we are speaking passionately.
A Shaky, Squeaky, or "Wavy" Voice during a high-stakes conversation is reasonable.
Here are strategies to manage your "wavy" voice:
-Plan your conversation with a script or outline of your points.
-Practice your script so you feel confident.
-Prepare to get a response you may/ may not want.
Whatever the response, at least you got yourself together to have the challenging conversation.