Are you able to voice what you want with other people in your business, be it team members, people you are collaborating with, external suppliers, or clients?
This might come up around boundaries, asking someone to do something a certain way, saying ‘no’ to something, saying when you aren’t happy with something, asking for help… There are many times and opportunities in business to say what you need but this can be a hard area for empaths to embrace.
It’s one I certainly relate to, and I have had clients with issues in this area too. One client was a wonderful healer and offered so much but had such difficulty putting up boundaries with clients – she would always say how she was going to tell them that she was unavailable on weekends, but she struggled to do it. Another one struggled with saying what she wanted with suppliers. She found it hard to say if something hadn’t been done to her liking and in alignment with her vision.
First of all, I encourage you to look at the reason or reasons beneath why you are finding it hard to voice what you need.
Here are also a few practical tips to support you.
Voicing what you need can get easier over time, as you get more confident through the experience of doing it. So start small and keep adding to it, strengthening this muscle.
You could set criteria for yourself in a specific area so that you have clear boundaries around what you will and won’t accept. Then if you need to speak up and declare your needs, you have a benchmark from which to go from and can feel more confident in this.
Look at the bigger picture of it all.
This blog post is an excerpt from my book, Embodied Business. You can get your own copy here or anywhere you buy your books online.
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