I highly recommend “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. Despite her position (COO of Facebook) and upbringing (Harvard grad), she speaks to all women about embracing leadership and authentic communication. Once we are able to express how we truly feel, we can start living our truth.
Humor helps me speak my truth at times because it allows me to connect. Authentic communication is a lot easier when we are able to connect with our audience/the other person. Communicating also includes having the courage to ask with the worst-case scenario back where one started.
My mission as I embark on the 2nd phase of my life is to live a life of authenticity and passion! By expressing how we truly feel, we are in your zone and in alignment. Believe!!