Define your power for your life

Uncategorized Feb 19, 2017

Even if we are successful or well educated, we can find it difficult to see or acknowledge our own power.

Continuing my series from Dr. Lois Frankel’s, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office,” Dr. Frankel writes that some of us deny our power because of the messages we absorbed when we were younger.  Power was associated with men and who was in control.

Dr. Frankel goes on to say that there are different kinds of power.  One of those is the power to control our own life.

Denying our own power eats away at our confidence and feeds into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

These are some ways to start seeing and creating your power.

  • Taking baby steps by expressing your needs at home and at work will enable you to see the connection between your power and taking responsibility for your life’s direction.
  • Consider the ways in which you have more control in your life than you use.   For example, you have the right to say no at times. Click here for the video where I help you do that.
  • Don’t allow yourself to be used as a scapegoat.

Start by taking one baby step today.

Thank you, Dr. Frankel!

Live Your Life and Make Your Difference. 

Warmest wishes

Mary

Fear of failure is something that many of us experience. To learn how to let it go, get my Cheat Sheet here.

Each person's experience in life and at work is different, I'd love to hear about yours. Please leave me a comment below!

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