Fill in the following sentences: “An Empowered Woman (or Man) is ____________. An Empowered Woman does __________. An Empowered Woman has ______________.”
Now look at your list – how are you measuring up to your own definition?
If you're like my clients who just graduated from my 4 month EMPOWERED program, you said things like:
- An Empowered Woman follows her heart no matter what others say.
- An Empowered Woman is confident and happy with her decisions.
- An Empowered Woman has courage to say “Yes!” and “NO!”
When these women began the program in January, they were afraid they would never be the women they described.
One was afraid that her dreams would break her marriage apart. One had never been allowed to dream as a child, so she didn't even know what her heart wanted. Another was tired of being passed up for promotions, and another let fear keep her in a job she disliked for years.
I get it – I used to be the same way. I looked at women who were confident vibrant Goddesses, and I felt horribly envious. I wanted to be the one following my dreams. I wanted to be the one who was light and full of laughter.
I'm sure you get it too. So many of us – men and women – are afraid to be who we really are. You're afraid to stand in your full power because at some point, someone said you aren't good enough. Eventually we come to believe it.
So we spent the first part of EMPOWERED reconnecting with our TRUTH: The beauty, vibrancy, and gifts that lie deep down inside of us. I asked the women to share pictures of themselves as little girls – ages before they were told who they should and should not be. One woman saw how sad her younger self was. Another wanted to save her sweet younger self from the pain she was about to endure. One remembered that she was so independent that at 5, she faked going to a babysitter to show her mom that she could take care of herself!
We then spent a month peeling back the layers of shame, guilt, and fear that cover you up. One hid under the pain of being adopted, another being gay in a small southern town, another carried the shame of being disowned by family, another carried the guilt of a struggling marriage.
And then over coming months, they re-wrote their stories, they chose how they want to live their lives now, they wrote vows to themselves, and then they began taking action.
Oh my goodness, friend, these women are now on FIRE!
- The one afraid that her dreams would break up her marriage? She spoke up to her husband and created a studio space for her dancing.
- The one who wasn't allowed to dream? She now loves herself so much that she's turned down unworthy men and is planning solo travel.
- The one looked over for promotions? She went and asked for a new job.
- And the one who hated her job? She gave notice and is planning her own business.
Here's a video of one of them talking about her life now.
I am in AWE of every single one of these women. I am SO blessed to know, love and support them! They overcame their fears and self-doubt. They created new paths for life. And they did it together! That's why I run Sisterhoods like this and like the F*Midlife Club, and why I do small group leadership training at corporations. When we do the work together, we soar!
See, deep down we all yearn to be Empowered. We crave living bigger, more fulfilling lives. We were born to activate our dreams!
Why else were you born if not to be your full, vibrant, powerful self? Why else would you exist in your exact form if not to bring all of your gifts and passions to the world? Why else would you have survived the traumas and challenges of your life if not to now speak with courage?
If you also yearn for Empowerment, then do what these women did. Peel back the layers, go deep, uncover your truth, choose a new path, activate your desires. And if you need help, join one of my groups or email me. My work works and I'd be honored to support you.
Below is a video I taped for you to be empowered too. And TONIGHT, I’ll be live-streaming “Make Monday Happy” with more insight about becoming empowered for free on my business Facebook Page at 6:30 pm ET. (Click here to follow the page and get notification when I go live.)
You can become the Empowered soul you were born to be. And you deserve it.
“See” you tonight – Remember, 6:30 pm HERE for my live, short webinar “Make Monday Happy”.
PS – If you want to be on the waiting list for the next EMPOWERED group, email me. I will help you clarify your desires, get out of your fear, and move forward!!!