Are Your Prepared To Advocate for Yourself?

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Welcome to the latest episode of Unlocking Your Greatness with Wendy Bjork. As an international bestselling author, inspirational speaker and founder of, it is my mission to empower women feeling lost in the medical system who want a holistic approach to their life. To feel HOPE: harmony, options, peace and empowerment to help others along the way.


5 Ways to Become Your Own Advocate


Becoming your own advocate can be hard for many people, especially when it comes to your healthcare. It can be very challenging if you’re an introvert, suffer from imposter syndrome, or both. You can have a lot to gain from tooting your own horn, whether in work, school, or with friends and family. But how exactly do you go about being your own advocate? It’s a big task, but the benefits are vast.

For one, you’ll be more effective in standing up for yourself. In addition, you’ll have better relationships with your coworkers and friends. Self-advocacy doesn’t only apply to the workplace; it’s also an important skill for life.

It’s also an important part of mental health, as it helps you feel more confident and empowered. When you’re able to advocate for yourself, it’s easier to make good decisions and avoid negative consequences that can come from not speaking up.

Advocating for yourself can be a tough thing to do, but it’s vital in order to get what you need and want. Taking the time to practice it can help you become more comfortable with it. It’s also essential to learn the difference between advocating for yourself and being selfish.

When it comes to learning how to become your own advocate, there are many resources available. Some of them are online, and they can teach you everything from preparing for a meeting with your boss to how to be an effective public speaker. The resources can provide you with the skills and confidence you need to be a successful self-advocate.

Being a strong self-advocate requires open and respectful communication with others. This includes clearly and confidently expressing any needs or concerns that you have in a way that is understood by the other person. It also involves being able to speak up when others have wronged you or taken advantage of you.

If you’re being bullied or treated unfairly, you should never be afraid to speak up. But if you’re not sure what to say, it can be helpful to ask for guidance or support from a trusted source. In some cases, it may be beneficial to seek out professional training in advocacy.

There’s an old saying that “the squeaky wheel gets the oil.” This is a good rule to remember when advocating for yourself. If you’re persistent, the other person will likely take notice and give in to your requests.

Becoming your own advocate can be difficult at first, but it’s something that everyone should try to do. While you may not have the public profile of a politician or the strength of a lawyer arguing in front of a judge, being a strong self-advocate can be very rewarding and fulfilling. You are a valuable individual, and you deserve to have your needs and rights respected. Using the strategies and resources in this article, you can find ways to become your own advocate and live a happier life.

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