What does it mean to be your own advocate? This word gets thrown around advocacy. Be an advocate for yourself. Be an advocate for your kids. Be an advocate for a cause. An advocate is publicly supporting a cause or a policy, but doing that publicly, and that can be you support causes around cancer, causes around disabilities, causes around education - those are some things that you could be an advocate around, but what I want to talk about is being your own advocate, being able to stand up for your own self.
What does that look like to be our advocate? It could be something as simple as when you are in the grocery store and the cashier overcharges you while you say something. It could be as simple as your kids are acting up in the grocery store and you yoke them up, and you don't let them be disrespectful in the store. It could be as simple as you just bought something from a store and the next day, it goes on sale, so you get yourself together and let them know that you bought this yesterday. Now it's on sale, I should be getting $47.62 back and I should expect that on my PayPal or on my card, so this is about standing up for yourself, being able to show up for yourself and in this context that I'm talking about is this simple and everything that's simple is not always easy, but it still can be simple if you let it.
As simple as showing up on your Facebook, asking you to join my challenge, asking you to click on the link, to sign up for my course, to get on my mailing list, to do this workout challenge with me, to do this nutrition challenge with me, to update your LinkedIn, to update your resumé, to incorporate your business, to make it an LLC when you know you've been meaning to do that.
All of these things are being your own advocate and I'll actually be doing these throughout the day, so you'll be able to see me throughout the day on a couple of different platforms because I, too, am showing up and working to be my own advocate, and I'd love to take you all with me. J
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