Personal power makes a woman influential. Her personal power
is what is left when other powers (money, position, relational) are lost to
Women are learning the value of their personal power. For
years, they have invested in the belief of being powerless. Competing desires,
thoughts, and feelings interfered with accessing their power. Many times these
competing desires included the desire to please or do for others.
For example, you want to stop smoking but cant resist the
relaxation of puffing on a cigarette. Your health depends on it. But you are
now wrestling with competing desires. When you give in to the obvious unhealthy
choice, your personal power goes into hiding. Personal power increases when you
make decisions that support your growth.
Personal power has many features. It puts you in control of
your life – accessing the ability to achieve goals – to influence others.
Personal power is a womans greatest asset, one that grows with the proper
nurturing and guidance.
Personal power increases your energy level. Your self-esteem
and confidence are proportionate to your personal power. The freer you are, the
more you can experience your personal power.
There are 7 qualities that contribute to the success of your
personal power. These are the sum total of the influential womans personal
Communication and relating skills. Are
you communicating your opinions and ideas in compelling ways? Do you move
people into action? Do you understand
the value of mutuality? Is there a sense of empathy that guides you in
connecting to others? Do you solicit the emotions and allegiance of others?
Contribution. Are your accomplishments
highly regarded and respected? Do others place a high value on you?
Powerful ideas. Are you thinking outside
the box? Do you possess not only insight but foresight into what is needed
Focus. Do you operate from a space of
passion and dedication to hard work? Are you easily distracted? Do you strive
tirelessly for important goals?
Self-confidence. Are you hesitant to
speak up on vital matters? Or does the importance of speaking up outweigh any
Dependability. Do you always do what you
say you will do? Are you a sought after team member? Can you create alliance
and cooperation in the group?
Trustworthiness. Do you speak the truth?
Are you honest with your feedback, your commitment and your loyalty?
Your answers to these questions are a good indication of
your effectiveness, your attractiveness, and the strength of your personal
power. Powerful and influential women cultivate these qualities to increase
their influence reach.
Women need to take control over their personal power. And,
remember, personal power puts you in charge of your life. History has proven
that if you dont cultivate your personal power someone else will, which may
not be in their best interest.
Every woman can reach higher levels of personal power by
digging deep, discovering what they need to expand on while purging habits that
hold them back. Strengthening your faith in what is possible, and building a
personal power base will make you an influence force beyond your