What makes one woman succeed in a powerful way while another struggles?
Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, are three high power women leaders. Have you ever looked at another woman’s success or happiness and wondered how did they get to be so powerful? How did Oprah get it right when her life started out so wrong? How did Sheryl land the great career and rise up the ladder in a male dominated industry? What allowed Ruth Bader Ginsburg to stay engaged when others stopped trying? What makes one woman succeed in a powerful way while another struggles?
You’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible for you.
Power has many faces. Power can look like force as in ‘making things happen’, ‘leading the charge’, or ‘speaking softly and carrying a big stick’. Power can also be seen in the woman who easily speaks up without second guessing herself, who is led by a clear vision for herself and her team and who recognizes and utilizes the power of her intuition. Power can feel difficult or easy depending on how you define and use power.
My guess is that you are not a complete stranger to power yourself. After all, the kind of woman who takes the time to look at a website about “connecting to your power” typically already sees themselves as powerful to some degree. But, you may also feel that you’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible for you. And it’s true. You are greater and more powerful than you think. You may have a feeling that there’s more for you to do, a greater purpose, bigger impact, more fulfillment. You may also yearn at deep level to take your life to the next level in a way that feels easy, joyful and energizing.
I’ve worked with hundreds of women and I know that powerful women leave clues.
A powerful woman knows who she is and what she needs to support herself to move forward. She knows that her true value is in who she is as a person and not simply what she does. She doesn’t need to look outside herself for validation. Her validation comes from a place deep within her. When a powerful woman walks into a room, whether it’s a conference room or a courtroom, she radiates a self-confidence that naturally draws people to her. She is relaxed, joyful and fully engaged.
A powerful woman knows what she wants out of life and is courageous, resourceful and quick to release toxic emotions and thoughts that would otherwise hold her back. She is not afraid to put herself at risk for looking foolish because she knows that life is not about perfection but about progress. If a colleague or client ignores her idea, steps on her presentation or mansplains something she said, she is able to hold her own in a way that creates connection versus contention and allows teams, projects and companies to move forward toward a common vision.
A powerful woman has a vision and a strategy, not just for work but for her whole life. Moving to the next level of career success feels easy and in balance with her personal life. A powerful woman uses her vision and strategy to prioritize her actions. A powerful woman knows that there are major shifts coming in her life both in terms of her career and her personal life. She mentally and emotionally prepares herself to take that next step with ease, grace and joy.
Powerful women invest in the quality of their life and not the quantity of their life.
A powerful woman takes time for self-care. They take a walk or going to the gym instead of working another hour because they know that they do their best work and have their best ideas when they are high on energy.
A powerful woman takes time out every day to build relationships inside and outside of work because they know that keeping their nose to the grindstone gets the job done but not the promotion.
A powerful woman invests time and money in personal development before she zones out on social media or buys a new purse. She knows that having the resources for fun or to buy the purse will come easier if she is being successful.
Don’t get me wrong, we all need to work long hours from time to time or to shut out the world and recoup after a busy day. And I like a beautiful purse as much as the next woman. But what I’ve noticed about successful women is that they are really clear about the 20% of time, money and resources that will create 80% of the results they want.
I’m curious, if you looked over your calendar and bank account would you find that you’re investing your time and money on what really matters to you? Is your calendar filled with appointments to put out the latest fires or do you block out time to create your future? Does your money go towards purchases that smooth over the rough patches in your life or does your spending reflect your true values?
You are a woman who has what it takes to connect to the power that is within you
If you are still reading then I know for certain that you are a woman who has what it takes to connect to the power that is within you, to make a difference in the world in a way that is not only fulfilling but allows you to do that with a sense of easy, grace and joy. You never stop learning and growing. Even when some women stop you keep going or discover a new or different path to express yourself. You are inspired to make the most of your life at any age.
That is exactly what I want for you, to be able to make the most of your life at any age. Because of that I am offering you different ways that you can get more in step with who you are now, where you want to go next and how to get there in a way that is powerful for you. Choose the one that works for you right now by clicking on one of the links below.
Best to you,