Watching The Voice Auditions this season is mesmerizing. For the first time, the coaches chairs are filled with two women and they are unique, powerful, and talented. Alicia Keys is confident, sincere, and refreshingly make-up free. When she speaks, the room is quiet and you can feel the emotion and depth of her words. Alicia Keys says, “I see you” and you believe her. She doesn’t tell contestants that they are physically beautiful, but that they are beautiful. As I watch The Voice this season, I consistently think, “Talk to your daughter like Alicia Keys” and she will grow up to be unique, confident, and courageous.
Too often, we revert to calling girls “princess” and “pretty” instead of complimenting intelligence, kindness, humor, talent, and more. These clips are just from the beginning of what I anticipate will be a season full of gems from Alicia Keys of ways to speak to our daughters from the heart.
I don’t want to be like anybody else. And I don’t want you to be like anybody else. You were born to show people what love sounds like. (Watch at 4:40)
You are such an individual and I would help refine that individuality. Don’t ever lose that for anyone. (Watch at 3:27)
I feel like you’re coming to a place where you want to ask yourself, ‘What’s Courteney all about? What greatness is Courteney ready to step in?’ And I see that. (Watch 2:47)
For me, it’s about what we become on the journey. How we can become the most empowered, powerful version of ourselves. (Watch at 3:57)
Do you watch The Voice? What are some of your favorite Alicia Keys quotes?