“If you examine the most contributive, impactful, and ultimately influential people throughout history, the one thing that clearly sets them apart is their unique voice. They had developed a personal expression that distanced them from their peers and put them in a field of their own. Their body of work speaks loudly about who they are and what they value. Louder, even, than their words.
Whether you are a writer, a consultant, an entrepreneur, an engineer, a manager, or a artist, developing your authentic voice should be a top priority if you are serious about crafting a body of work that will stand the test of time. Work, then, becomes about more than checking off tasks and pushing through projects. Instead, it is a means to carve a place in the world and create value that lasts. It becomes a means of genuine expression and a standing testament to your efforts.”
~ Todd Henry from Louder than Words
I loved Todd Henry’s Die Empty so when a member told me about this new book, I was excited to check it out.
As the sub-title suggests, this one is all about harnessing the power of our authentic voice.
Todd helps us create a resonant, authentic voice by focusing on three key things:
- Articulating our Identity of who we are.
- Creating a Vision of where we’re headed.
- Mapping out our path of Mastery on how we’ll get there.
As we discussed in the Note on Die Empty, Todd is the founder of Accidental Creative, a leading consulting firm that helps people and organizations generate (and execute!) brilliant ideas. He has a knack for creating structural models that help us get a handle on often slippery ideas and then, most importantly, apply them to our lives.
The book is packed with Big Ideas on how to make all that happen. (Get a copy here.) I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!
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