|Empowered Leadership: Is your WOW Factor turned on?|
|Written by Christine Awram|
Today’s superwoman is so much more than “enough.”
This is a subject that is deeply personal to me, and if Oprah's interview with Barbra Streisand is any indication, I'm not the only one! Snapshot: Barbra has eight Grammies, two Oscars and a Tony, and is one of our era's most legendary icons. Yet after decades of superstardom and extraordinary leadership, in her interview with Oprah she stated: "It's about self-acceptance and finally believing that I am enough."
In this era of the so-called “superwoman,” our capes get donned right along with the pantyhose and Prada. We have every technology at our disposal, from the tiniest phones to the speediest wireless. Our families are raised right along with our paycheques. We do it all, and we do it incredibly well. So what's this "enough" story about?
I freely admit to spending way too much of my earlier life believing I wasn't "enough." Thin enough, smart enough, rich enough – you name it, I wasn't enough of it, and kept striving for more. When I discovered that this blatantly incorrect mindset silently affects millions of successful women, I was shocked… yet also somewhat relieved to discover I wasn't alone. And it ignited my desire to effect global change.
We're already very good at "doing," so it's not about doing even more. If we keep putting ourselves on the fast-forward fast-track with little respite, our souls can end up on the back burner and then on burnout. Is this really the most powerful place to lead from?
A woman who embraces her WOW Factor is a leader that magnetizes, celebrates and inspires. When Sandra Bullock was named Woman Of The Year in 2010 by People Magazine, they stated: "Bad things happen, but Sandra celebrates the good ones." Celebration is a key WOW Factor ingredient that distinguishes a magnetic and inspirational leader.
As with everything, it begins within. It starts with believing a deeper truth – that we are more than enough, and actually quite fabulous. It's not about ego, it's about soul. And it's a celebration of our magnificence that starts with an internal mind shift, which then ripples out to the thousands of people we influence.
Tapping into our inherent worthiness creates a core of strength more enduring than titanium, and a sense of peace more rejuvenating than a spa retreat. Results unfold with less effort and increased joy and empowerment for everyone. Invite yourself to tap deeper into your WOW Factor with these fundamental basics:
Every woman is a leader, from random acts of kindness to leading a nation. The true strength of our empowered leadership comes from within, and it's a resource that's almost humbling in its magnitude. Tap into your WOW Factor… because every woman is a Woman Of Worth.