Ask A Woman If She Feels Empowered In All Areas of Her Life… If She’s Honest She’ll Likely Say, “No!”

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Ask a woman if she feels empowered in all areas of her life? If she’s honest she’ll likely say, “no!” Why is that? It’s my belief that the answer lies within self-limiting beliefs that have kept us from fully expressing our talents, intelligence and power. My intention in writing, “Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling: Unlocking Your Full and Hidden Potential With Your Master Key” is to help readers replace those self-limiting beliefs instead with empowering beliefs.

You’ve heard it said, “to do epic shit you need an epic belief in yourself!” That said, many of us, through no fault of our own, have a mindset that works against us. Whether that be self-sabotage, suffering from impostor syndrome or experiencing self-loathing due to body image, the impact can be devastating to our self-esteem and self-worth. Then when we go out into the workplace we don’t negotiate for more, we don’t’ apply for work that we could easily do nor ask for what we’re worth. I’ve found that in order to transform the mind one must then control the mind. Yes, we all need to learn to practice “mind control” over our own mind (not the mind of others).

To use this book effectively it is fair to say that you will also need to keep an open mind and be willing to practice modalities that impact your mind-set well until they work for you. (meditation, practice the power of presence, mantras, etc.). Using one or more of the recommended modalities will drive the results that you desire. The key will be to practice diligently.

In every chapter there’s a quote and stories that I hope you will embrace. Treat the quotes as mantras to use when you are triggered or about to enter into a situation or conversation when your empowerment will be tested. Train your brain to respond when you repeat the mantra or remember a particular story. Many of the stories are shared memories with other women’s souls who intersect mine and our quest to become master communicators, to speak pro-actively, to listen empathetically in ways that command respect and trust.

If you are a woman who has not owned your own home, has not had your own credit card, do not have or have not exercised your right to vote, or you don’t feel that you have a choice to stay or go in all of your personal or working relationships, then I invite you to dive deeper into this book to explore your belief system and embrace practices that enhance your inner power so that your voice can truly be heard and you come to feel empowered in all areas of your life.

How do I define empowerment? “Empowerment is about change, choice and power. It is the process of change by which individuals or groups with little or no power and ability make choices that affect their lives.” (Cheston & Kuhn)

In the words of Marian York (deceased, 2007): “Many women are still finding their voice and seeking the words that are right for them to fully express their talents, intelligence and power. Your words are your ambassadors, they open and shut doors as they tell others how to treat you and what to believe about you.” She often also said, “it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”

Most people reading both the definition of empowerment presented here and Marian’s potent words of empowerment will agree that the conversation of empowerment is shared by both men and women, but that women bear the heavier load in living empowered lives.

Why do I believe we have the heavier load? Well, although the Sixty-Sixth Congress of the Unites States of America passed a joint resolution on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920 granting women the right to vote, many women around the world still cannot vote, still cannot own land, still cannot drive, still cannot own their own assets, still cannot raise their own children in their own way, still cannot decide their own sexual orientation, nor in many cases have their own bank account, and it kills me to know that even though I have these rights I have grown up in a world that still pays a woman less than a man.

There’s such and imbalance of power in our nation and around the world that the plight of women’s empowerment is likely not going to change for an estimated 100 more years. So for those reasons and more I believe that it’s time for women and the bold men who support them to rise up around the world to do whatever it takes to embrace women’s empowerment as a driver to change the globe. And, to the men who might read this book, I consider you bold and an ambassador for women and hope that you might also benefit from what I’m sharing. In any case, may we all see a benefit to the young women in our life so that their plight might be better than my mothers.

My best wish is that everyone reading embrace your true inner power to live an empowered life now and always. If you already feel empowered then I hope you will join me in mentoring women around the world who may benefit from learning what you have learned. Text the word WOMEN to 555-888 to stay in touch and share with us what you are doing to take action to empower women around the globe.

Warmly,

Bettina

“Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling: Unlocking Your Own Full & Hidden Potential With Your Master Key” is coming soon!
I’m still accepting short stories of 750 words or less. With your permission we may include and/or feature your story on our websites. Do you have a story of overcoming adversity to triumph to share?
Stay tuned…
Chapters Include (In no particular order):
Ask A Woman If She Feels Empowered In All Areas of Her Life … If She’s Honest, She’ll Likely Say, “No!” – Why?
“You Only Get In Life What You Have Courage To Ask For – Ask!”
When Life Gives You Time, Take It!
What’s About Me Is About Me…What’s About Your Is About You…What’s About Me Is Not About You…What’s About You Is Not About Me!
What Women Want!
Unlocking Your Full & Hidden Potential With Your Master Key
The Power of Your Story…The Power of Branding U!
Done Is Better & More Profitable Than Perfect
Getting What’s Close To Your Heart, Closer To Your The Money
The Power Of The Magic Word, “No”
Teach What You Most Need To Learn
What You Focus On Grows
Be The Love To Open The Door To His/Her Heart
“What You Do With Your Money Is What You Do With Your Power”
“What Do You Have To Put Down In Order To Pick Up Something Bigger”
Do It or Delegate It
Dreams Are A Wish Your Heart Makes To Yourself – Dream BIG!
Awakening Is A Choice
Darling You Can Do Both
Awareness Comes First – Wake Up To The Present Moment, It’s All That Truly Exists
The Power of Presence, Energy, Intention & Commitment
Shiny Pebbles
What You Do With Your Money Is What You Do With Your Power
Get Rid Of The Junk In Your Trunk
The Strongest Cards You Have Are The One’s You Haven’t Played
F.E.A.R (False, Evidence, Appearing, Real) – Sometimes Your Greatest Strength is Your Greatest Fear
Begin With The End In Mind
Everything Happens For A Reason
We Are All Connected – Dream BIG, Break Through & Connect With Powerful People
Be The Change
Women of Influence Mentoring Women
Men of Influence Mentoring Women
Take Your Complaint To The Person Who Is In A Position To Say Yes
Give People What They Want
“The Person That Knows Better Has To Do Better”
Making A Choice Minimizes Worry Because Worry Lives In In-Decision
Don’t Listen To Their Words, Listen To Their Heart
Home Is Where You’re The Happiest
Go Where You Are Celebrated, Not Just Tolerated
A Purpose Driven Life Is A Good Life
Marrying Your Passion With Profit
Forgive Yourself! Forgive Others! And, When Possible Forget!
Remember, Busyness Is Not A Business Activity
“When You Are On The Right Path,The Universe Conspires To Help You”
To Do Epic Shit You Need An Epic Belief In Yourself
There’s The Thing You Do For A Living. Then There’s The Thing You Were Born To Do. Dream To Make Them One And The Same!
Nothing Kills A Dream Faster Than Running Out of Fuel …Keep Your Day Job
Strategy Trumps Pretty Marketing Any Day Of The Week
Vision Without Action Is Merely A Dream. Action Without Vision is Passing The Time. With Vision & Inspired Action You Can Change the World!” – Inspired by Joel A. Barker
“When You Know Better, You Do Better” – Inspired by Maya Angelou
From Trauma To Triumph
“Ignore The Rain…Look For The Rainbow” – Inspired by Papyrus
“Do You Know How Special You Are?” – Inspired by Hallmark
When You Lack Faith…Borrow Someone Else’s – Inspired by Annonymous
You Can Never Outperform Your Own Self Image. Tell Yourself A Different Story. – Inspired by Janaki Severy
“I Never Had A Failure. I had Feedback…Take Learning & Transmute Into Something Good.” – Inspired by Edison
“Some Women Fear The Fire. Some Women Are The Fire” – Inspired by Shark Tank Guest
“If You Think You Can’t Or Can. Either Is True!” – Inspired by Ford
The Art of Intentional Manifestation – Inspired by Lauren Archer & Janaki Severy
Don’t Manage Your Time, Manage Your Mind – Inspired by Shanda Sumpter
Dream Big!
Awaken In Her Power – Inspired by Janaki Severy & Lauren Archer
Balance Equity & Define Fairness
Trust Your Intuition

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Be Like A Tree That Bends In The Wind – The Roots Of Wisdom Feed The Tree Of

Planning
Die To Truly Live
Eat To Live
To Begin Is To Start
Knowledge – Inspired by: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
“Wax On Wax Off” – Inspired by Karate Kid
“You Do What You Don’t Want In Order To Do What You Dream To Do!” – Inspired by Oprah Winfrey
When Santa Claus Came To Town
Write It Down Make It Happen
Find Your Tribe

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