Episode #30 emPOWERment
Whats keeping you from true empowerment?
The other day I was having a conversation with a close friend who was sharing a difficult decision that she had to make and now was regretting it. She had called me to ask my advice –and at the time it seemed like a decision of time and money, but I realized it was much more than that, it had to do with her empowerment.
So many times,we hear others talk about the importance of being empowered but little do we know how to go about it and the deep connection it has to our soul. She had just started a business that had taken off rather nicely, and out of the blue she had gotten a call from a former employer who wanted her to do a presentation on her experience with XYZ. She hesitated, her instincts told her to say NO, she rattled off an email of her time constraints, and they came back with another date and a sweeter deal, at which time she felt guilty and couldn’t say NO.
Her week went by and she realized she was over booked, overspent and angry at the fact that she had not followed her instincts to realize that she no longer was the person who was giving presentations of XYZ but she was a CEO running a soon to be 7 figure company aligned with vision, purpose, value –stop! VALUE. That is the word that came into play. She was having difficulty connecting the soon to be 7 figure business with her own value.
Unconsciously, she had sold herself out, and not honored the fact that she had evolved out of her public speaking XYZ persona and into an amazing badass owner, founder and creator of a rather innovate and cutting edge company. What drove her to say YES? It takes courage to say NO!
People cajole and sweet talk us into doing things that no longer serve us but rather what they want out of us. The universal “Quiz” as we call it. The situations that come into play as “tests” to see if we will move forward or hesitate to go back into our comfort zone. Like an endurance athlete running the 26-mile course it takes focus, determination, endurance with an iron will to move forward.
Unconsciously, the Power Archetype had surfaced and she had been sucked into a Power Play without her even knowing it. It was subtle, it was quick,and it was real –so real that she was seething. We spoke for a bit longer and she realized that this had been one of those situations that she promised herself she would never plug into again. Yes,she had a stellar reputation and vast experience with XYZ but her vision, focus and passion had long been unplugged from that and into her company.
A great test of awareness and a great way for her to align herself unconditionally with her true purpose and passion. That is the journey of empowerment.
If you'd like to learn more about how to navigate power plays and the forces behind them check out our 5 Day PowerUP Experience . If your the kind of person who likes to succeed in every area of life this is a game changer in how you go about creating an emPOWERed quality of life you love!
Written By Cheli Grace
The 5 Day Power Up Experience is a real-life story of 4 people (Milly, Ben, Bob and Patty) working together and how they give up their power or unconsciously create power plays...WE help you to identify the 4 Power Archetypes - in a fun, interactive story so you can reflect, align and PowerUP! to unlimited possibilities!
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