Louder than Words

Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice
by Todd Henry | Portfolio © 2015 · 224 pages

Todd Henry tells us that history’s most impactful humans all had a unique, powerful, authentic voice. This book is all about helping us harness the power of OUR authentic voice. Three keys: Identity + Vision + Mastery. And, we’ve gotta learn how to own the Big U as we run our own race, have fun in monk mode and practice action + patience.

Here’s a question worth pondering: While your work speaks about you, does it really speak *for* you? Does it represent you well? Does it reflect the authentic you?
Todd Henry

“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:

  1. Articulating our Identity of who we are.
  2. Creating a Vision of where we’re headed.
  3. 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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Todd Henry

Accidental Creative founder + author of "Louder Than Words"