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20 Helpful Principles To Boost Your Courage To Speak Up

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When I worked at Johnson & Johnson, I learned how powerful a credo is.

A credo is a set of principles that reflect values and beliefs. Your principles are your strength. For example, J&J prioritizes people over profits. They also made their credo public.

Leaders at J&J consulted their credo to deal with difficult situations.
• When the strategy plan was unclear
• During crisis management
• When making difficult decisions
• When solving diverging views

Here are some of the critical moments in their history that was guided by their founding values shared in their credo.
• When they went public, they communicated their credo to shareholders saying their commitment to consumers, employees, and community came before shareholders.
• During the great depression, not only did they not lay off their employees, they also advocated on behalf of all American workers by writing to the president at the time to request for higher wages and lower working hours.
• When 7 people died while consuming their Tylenol medication, they recalled 31 million bottles of that medication worldwide and offered replacement free of charge, costing them more than $100 million dollars. Then they focused on R&D to create a the first tamper-evident packaging.


Ray Dalio, the founder of the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, also created and published the set of principles that guide his company and his own life. He even wrote a book about it.

Do you have your own credo? Are you clear on what your principles are? Do you have a list of principles that can help you boost your courage to speak up for what’s important to you?

If not, let me help you create one. Here are 20 principles that can guide you to become more courageous, confident, and assertive. Choose what you like the most and change it to suit your own principles and beliefs.

IDENTITY
1. I am thoughtful, kind, and respectful but without omission.
2. I seek respect not liking.
3. I am exclusive, not generic.
4. I value myself so I commit to “me” moments every day.

SPEAK UP
5. I make myself understood.
6. I speak my mind, heart, and soul when it matters.
7. I agree to disagree.
8. I cultivate courage every day to express my personal freedom.

OWNERSHIP
9. I champion my dreams even if others don’t like it.
10. I protect my energy and time like there’s no tomorrow.
11. I own my power, decisions, and happiness; I don’t seek permission.
12. I don’t react; I give myself the time I need to respond.

MINDSET
13. I get excited with uncomfortable conversations because of what lies on the other side.
14. I crush my relationship dramas with curiosity.
15. I lead my decisions and actions with purpose, leadership, and integrity.
16. I lead with vision not fear.

ACTION
17. I bias towards action.
18. I show up fully, show my talent, and play big unapologetically.
19. I seek cordial conflict.
20. I celebrate my progress.

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20 Helpful Principles To Boost Your Courage To Speak Up

  1. 1. 20 Helpful Principles To Boost Your Courage To Speak Up
  2. 2. Do You Have Crystal Clear PRINCIPLES?
  3. 3. In This Presentation… • What is a credo • 9 reasons to create your own credo • How Johnson & Johnson used their credo to make decisions during crisis • 20 principles / declarations to be more assertive, more confident, and have the courage to speak up AssertiveWay.com CLICK HERE For Full Article + Video
  4. 4. Do You Have A Credo? AssertiveWay.com Here’s What A Credo Is My Credo My set of principles, values, and beliefs that I use to guide my important decisions and actions.
  5. 5. Are You Clear On Your Principles and Values? AssertiveWay.com Ruminate less about mistakes. Be more in control. Don’t regret your decisions. Have more courage. 9 Reasons Why You Should Create Your Own Credo! Worry less about what others think. Feel more confident. Have more meaningful relationships. Feel more powerful. Be more positive.
  6. 6. Your principles are the source of your courage. Steven Covey
  7. 7. What Guides Your Decisions During Crisis? AssertiveWay.com How J&J Used Their Credo To Make Decision During Crisis Johnson & Johnson’s Credo Source: Johnson & Johnson’s website
  8. 8. Johnson & Johnson Principles Use Example AssertiveWay.com During the great depression, not only did they not lay off their employees, they also advocated on behalf of all American workers by writing to the president at the time to request for higher wages and lower working hours. Source: Johnson & Johnson’s website
  9. 9. Johnson & Johnson Principles Use Example AssertiveWay.com When they went public, they communicated their credo to shareholders saying their commitment to consumers, employees, and community came before shareholders. Source: Johnson & Johnson’s website
  10. 10. Johnson & Johnson Principles Use Example When 7 people died while consuming their Tylenol medication, they recalled 31 million bottles of that medication worldwide and offered replacement free of charge, costing them more than $100 million dollars. Then they focused on R&D to create the first tamper- evident packaging. Source: Johnson & Johnson’s website AssertiveWay.com
  11. 11. My 20 Credo Declarations AssertiveWay.com
  12. 12. I seek respect, not liking. 1 AssertiveWay.com
  13. 13. I am exclusive, not generic. 2 AssertiveWay.com
  14. 14. I value myself, so I commit to ”me” moments every day. 3 AssertiveWay.com
  15. 15. I’m thoughtful, kind, and respectful, but without omission. 4 AssertiveWay.com
  16. 16. Is Your Identity Assertive Enough? AssertiveWay.com I value myself so I commit to “me” moments every day. I seek respect, not liking. I'm thoughtful, kind, and respectful but without omission. I am exclusive, not generic. 4 Assertive Identity Declarations
  17. 17. I am my best friend. That’s why I am my best advocate. Assertive Way
  18. 18. I make myself understood. 5 AssertiveWay.com
  19. 19. I agree to disagree. 6 AssertiveWay.com
  20. 20. I speak my mind, heart, and soul when it matters. 7 AssertiveWay.com
  21. 21. I cultivate courage every day to express my personal freedom. 8 AssertiveWay.com
  22. 22. Do You Speak Up For Yourself? 4 Assertive Speaking Up Declarations AssertiveWay.com I agree to disagree. I make myself understood. I cultivate courage every day to express my personal freedom. I speak my mind, heart, and soul when it matters.
  23. 23. Don’t fear the fear. Fear the lack of fear. Assertive Way
  24. 24. I champion my dreams even if others don’t like it. 9 AssertiveWay.com
  25. 25. I protect my energy and time like there’s no tomorrow. 10 AssertiveWay.com
  26. 26. I own my power, decisions, & happiness and I don’t seek permission. 11 AssertiveWay.com
  27. 27. I don’t react; I give myself the time I need to respond. 12 AssertiveWay.com
  28. 28. Do You Own Your Career and Life? 4 Assertive Ownership Declarations AssertiveWay.com I own my power, decisions, & happiness and I don’t seek permission. I champion my dreams even if others don’t like it. I don’t react; I give myself the time I need to respond. I protect my energy and time like there’s no tomorrow.
  29. 29. I crush my relationship dramas with curiosity. 13 AssertiveWay.com
  30. 30. I get excited with uncomfortable conversations because of what lies on the other side. 14 AssertiveWay.com
  31. 31. I lead with vision not fear. 15 AssertiveWay.com
  32. 32. I lead my decisions and actions with purpose, leadership, and integrity. 16 AssertiveWay.com
  33. 33. Is Your Mindset Ready to Speak Up? 4 Assertive Mindset Declarations AssertiveWay.com I lead my decisions and actions with purpose, leadership, and integrity I get excited with uncomfortable conversations because of what lies on the other side. I lead with vision not fear. I crush my relationship dramas with curiosity.
  34. 34. Uncomfortable conversations precede comfortable relationships. Assertive Way
  35. 35. I bias towards action. 17 AssertiveWay.com
  36. 36. I show up fully, show my talents, and play big. 18 AssertiveWay.com
  37. 37. I seek cordial conflict. 19 AssertiveWay.com
  38. 38. I celebrate my progress. 20 AssertiveWay.com
  39. 39. Are You Action Oriented? 4 Assertive Action Declarations AssertiveWay.com I seek cordial conflict. I bias towards action. I celebrate my progress. I show up fully, show my talents, and play big.
  40. 40. Don’t let anyone eclipse your sun. Assertive Way
  41. 41. 10 Habits Of Confident Communicators How To Be Assertive Crash Course 7-Day Reach Out Challenge 15 Ways To Easily Speak Up In Meetings How To Be More Appreciated At Work Quiz - Your Work Communication Style? 9 Elements of Winning Goal Setting System 7 Steps To Say No Without Hurting Feelings Speak Up Challenge CLICK HERE
  42. 42. Want More? Elevate your Career by Learning How To Communicate Anything With Confidence! AssertiveWay.com Guide 7 Steps To Say No Nicely HERE Assertiveness Skills Free Course HERE Full Article & Video on this Topic HERE Article & Video
  43. 43. Summary • A credo is a set of principles that reflect founding values and beliefs. • Design your own credo to be more courageous, confident, and assertive. • Consider including identity, speaking up, ownership, mindset, and action principles. AssertiveWay.com CLICK HERE For Full Article + Video
  44. 44.  Be A Better Communicator  Gain Confidence At Work  Get Recognized And Appreciated  Speak Up Nicely www.AssertiveWay.com
  45. 45. There are 3 constants in life… change, choice, and principles. Steven Covey

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