As authors and editors, we have to be conscientious about our audiences so they’ll want to read what we labor to write. Sometimes, however, we can lose sight of ourselves in our attempts to influence others.
How can we remain true to our own ideas, beliefs, and feelings as we serve our readers and audience members?
For guidance in answering that question, turn to Embrace Your Rights by speaker, author, and coach Karen Gridley.
I had the pleasure of editing this wonderful book, which (as the subtitle says) spells out 50 Self-Empowering Rights That Create Joy, Freedom, and Purpose. My two favorites are:
#16 – I have the right to have a different opinion and still be liked, loved, and treated with respect.
#20 – I have the right to risk new territory, stretch my comfort zone, and feel scared doing so.
In Karen’s beautifully designed book, each Right is supported by thought-provoking quotations from top authors and speakers – Stephen R. Covey, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, and Larry Winget to name a few.
Taken to heart, these 50 Rights will guide you to be true to yourself, your message, and your audience.