Five Secrets of Powerful Women
When you think of the most powerful women you know, who comes to mind? Some of us think of political figures like Hilary Clinton. Perhaps you think of Oprah or Madonna or other entertainers.
It's easy to recognize "power" in celebrity, or status,
in those we see on the news, or the ones that write best-sellers
or live in the public eye.
But true power is something much
more subtle and sublime. Webster's Dictionary defines powerful
as "having power, authority, influence." According
to this definition, being powerful has nothing to do with being
a public figure, a multi-millionaire or a politician.
the world certainly needs revolutionaries and entertainers,
(where would we BE without Madonna??) and politicians, (okay,
that one's debatable) what the world needs MORE of are everyday
women, not using their power to position themselves over others,
to re-write history or be rich and famous, but women who will
use their power to create awesome lives for themselves.
world is in desperate need of women who channel their power
into touching hearts with their authenticity, stirring emotions
with their self-expression, and impacting their worlds with their
"regular" lives. For in doing these things, we DO
change the world, we WILL re-write history, we will be remembered
as women who knew and exercised their power.
are the secrets of power-full living? How can you invite more
power into your life? It's easier than you think
A powerful woman exercises her authority. Does this mean
you go around bossing people around? Of course not. Does this
mean you stand up for your values, refuse to be a door-mat,
take full responsibility for your life, reject the "victim
role, refuse to "settle" for less than you deserve
in life and love, and use your power to speak your mind? Absolutely.
A powerful woman spots her leaks, and patches them right away.
We all have an incredible capacity for power. Think of this
capacity as a gas tank, power being the fuel that moves you.
When you have a leak-- even the tiniest pin-hole-- you lose
your power. Where in your life do you lose power? What people,
activities, obligations, or thought processes drain you of your
power? When you find them, "patch" them by making
whatever changes are necessary.
A powerful woman surrounds herself with other powerful women.
Truth is, you won't always feel strong and in control. Troubles,
fears, and real-life problems have a way of draining our power.
Women who are connected to other women can share their power.
When one friend is low on power, another can "siphon"
some of hers to share. When you're driving on "E"
and putter out on the side of life's highway, a caring friend
can pick you up and bring you to the nearest re-fueling station.
A powerful woman re-fuels regularly. Like fuel, power
gets spent the more you "move". The more you exercise
your power, the more necessary it is to re-fuel. A powerful
woman does this by connecting with inspiration on a regular
basis. By expressing her creativity, by reading good books,
by praying, meditating or exercising. There are a million different
ways you can re-power. Pick what appeals to your heart and do
A powerful woman shares her power. It seems to go against
what we think of as "Powerful," doesn't it? The good
news is, sharing your power doesn't give you any less power.
You can share your power perhaps by mentoring a teenage girl,
or by writing poetry from the heart, raising your kids to be
strong and independent, or by putting your arm around someone
who's sad and empty--there are countless ways you can share
your power. And unlike those dreadful "fuel-leak"
energy-drains, this one actually works in reverse. When you
share your power, the world becomes a little brighter, a little
more beautiful, and YOU become more even power-filled than you
is your point of power? What energizes you? Where do you lose
power? How do you re-fill your tank? And how can you share your
consider your amazing capacity for a power-full life. And start
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