3 Ways to Turn Up the Feel on Your Inspiring Message and Move the World
If you want to move people with your writing or speaking, you’re going to have to go first!
We feel what you feel. If you’re scared, insecure, uncertain or sort of “meh” about what you’re writing or talking about, guess what? We’re going to feel scared, insecure, uncertain and “meh.”
It’s time to get excited! It’s time to give yourself permission to break out of your “normal,” “appropriate,” box and live a little! Be your full-on self even! Gasp! Can you imagine being your unapologetic self?
What makes you sad? Angry? Infuriated? If you write from that emotional state, chances are we’re going to be right there with you, ready to take action!
What makes you blissed-out? Uber-enthusiastic? Glowing with positive vibes? Write about that and we’re likely to be feeling the love, right alongside you too!
Stand up and talk to me about your work, with a monotone, no body language and rare moments of emotion, well, you probably lost me after the first sentence. I don’t want to feel blah. I want to be moved!
If you’re writing, speaking and sharing your stories, you’re a healer.
No doubt in my mind that in the sharing is the healing, for both the sharer and the receiver. When I resonate with your message I feel hope and inspiration. If your message doesn’t sing with emotion—the authentic, vulnerable, courageous kind—it won’t move me.
I have to feel you.
Writing words that heal requires you actually feel them. I have a few tips for that next blog, or speaking gig you have, that will turn the feel volume up on your message and help you vibe with your audience. Here they are:
- Get excited. Please, I’m begging you.
- Get over your inner critic. Seriously, just stop listening.
- Be yourself. You know that wild, crazy, animated fool that wants to heal the world? Yeah, be her! Please, please, please be her. Because when you do, you give me permission to be her too!
I spent a long time getting to the point I could write this blog. A long time practicing being myself in a world full of critics. A long time practicing the awareness it takes to shut down my inner critic and get on with sharing my gifts.
The voices that stopped me up? Mom. Dad. Ex-husband. Old teacher. Old boss. You name it, if they didn’t like me, or what I said or did, I believed I was unlikeable, bad, or wrong.
I know it feels impossible some days. I know that it can even feel painful, this figuring out who you are and being her, fully, unfuckwithable-y.
But what if the very pain or blissed-out joy you’re afraid to share is the exact thing that will heal the world?
It doesn’t have to take you as long as it took me. In fact, I was born to make sure you know you can do this. And that it can be easy. That it can change everything!
First, ask yourself: what turns you on?
I mean like, really, really. Now please, make a date with that hunk of awesomeness more often. Give yourself permission to feel the goodness. Touch it. A lot. Rub your hands through it’s hair. Smell it. You know that kind of nose-in-the-new-baby’s-neck kind of smelling? Inhale it deeply.
Now, go write about it. Seriously, right now, fill in the blank:
What do you love to do so much you lose track of time? _____
Next, ask yourself: what’s it going to take to finally shut down that “you’re not good enough,” voice and get on with expressing and sharing your gifts?
Seriously, aren’t you a little too old and wise to care what others think now? It’s time. Just do it. Feel your triggers and pull up your worth panties, and stop listening to those voices you know don’t serve you anymore. Just stop!
And go write about it. Fill in the blank:
If I weren’t afraid I would _____.
And finally, ask yourself: why do you think not being your full-on self is helping anyone or anything?
Why do you think suffocating your soul for the sake of perfection, or success, or someone liking you is worth it? Why do you let yourself be paralyzed by these feelings?
Just stop that.
I don’t want to meet the “meh” version of you.
I want all of you, the good, bad and the ugly.
I want the sweet sensation of the authentic expression of you shining out your pores and zapping me in the heart. God, I want to feel you, you amazing, beautiful, intelligent, soulful, specimen of a badass human.
I want the wild, sexy, crazy, dance-in-the-middle-of-the-supermarket kind of gal. I want your tears. I want your cackle-laughter. I want you to snort a little with me in all that contagious enthusiasm.
I want the girl who’ll rave with me.
I’m tired of “meh.”
I want to live a life that moves me.
How about you? Tell me in the comments — what turns you on about life?
Hey, I’m doing a FREE ZOOM CLASS about this on April 20th — come join me!
Grab your free 30-minute intuitive writing strategy call HERE and let me move you!
Laura Di Franco, MPT is an intuitive writing strategist, holistic physical therapist and third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do with over two decades of experience in healing. Praised as “our favorite class” by The Writer’s Center, her brave, intuitive writing and healing workshops are the reason she was born. She helps writers get their badass, authentic voice published in order to heal the world with their words. Her new book, Brave Healing; a Guide for Your Journey is due out June 1st! Find Laura at www.BraveHealer.com and her Brave Healer Facebook Page.