“Where your focus goes, your energy flows”… Walt Emerson. I have experimented on his words and can attest they are true! Could this be the reason we seem to be short of energy most days? Because it is constantly flowing out of us in a million different directions?
I believe that we as women are constantly receiving the subtle message that more is required from us. In many cases we are managing the finances, have primary responsibility for the care and nurture of the children, planning the family vacations, keeping the house, doing the laundry, the grocery shopping, tending the pets, preparing the meals, the yard work and in some cases even running a home based business!
When is enough ever enough? When we recognize and mobilize our own inner voice that’s when! Now I’m not talking about selfishness; I’m talking about high levels of achievement on your own terms!
Everyone’s definition of success is different. To some it may be becoming a New York Times best-selling author. To someone else it may be being a good mother. To yet another it may be living an authentic life or being a good daughter to aging parents.
My definition of success is achieving your goals (whatever they may be) on your own terms with an authentic expression of who you are. With so many voices talking to us; it is sometimes hard to hear the most important one… the one who really does have all the answers… our own voice!
It is possible to live a joyful energetic life; counter balancing the myriad of responsibilities we have. We can even make more money in our businesses if we choose to!
The secret is living a life by design! A life YOU design and that’s what igniting your personal power is all about!
Until then, Onward & Upward My Friends! Lisa
- Productivity Rule #10 (lisathornesblog.wordpress.com)
- Sheryl Sandberg ignites a firestorm as she calls on working women to ‘lean in’ (macleans.ca)