So, first things first, what do we mean by self-empower?
Well the general meaning of self-empowerment is taking control of your life, setting goals and making positive choices.
But as a methodology to create a career and life you love, I think the notion requires a bit more elaboration, here goes…
For me, to self-empower is a mindset, it’s means you knowing that you have the ability to take control of your own life and identity, and that you have the ability to write and rewrite your own story. It also means not wasting time and energy or dwelling on the things you can’t control; we can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control how we react and therefore we can affect the outcome.
“Self-empowerment is seeking the solution rather than fixating on the problem” -Unknown Source
Self-empowerment is an emotional resilience, it’s the self-belief, trust and inner confidence that you know what is best for you and that you already have all that you need and the power to make the choices, decisions and to take the actions you need to in order to create the life you want.
Self-empowerment also means accepting 100% responsibility for your life because when you start doing that, I promise you will thrive.
Is summary then, self-empowerment is a methodology, a mindset which if exercised, applied, conditioned and backed by action will enable you to live a happy, fulfilled and balanced life.
OK, so you’re channeling your inner power – you are self-empowering and you know that you have the ability to achieve your full career and life potential…
But how do you get from where you are now to where you want to be in that dream career and life?
Here are my 10 tips…
Most of us lead busy lives, for some of us even our social lives are heavily diarised! And whilst we’re all trying to be more productive at home and at work, to go to the gym more etc. and become increasingly connected on email, Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn you name it! So many of us actually neglect to give ourselves the time out and space to think and plan for the future or even just enjoy the present.
The thing is, if you want to be the best version of you, create success on your terms and live your best life then you will need to get clear on what that those things mean to you.
If that’s working super long hours in your corporate job so you can reach the top of your game because you thrive off that kind of achievement then good for you, but if you’d rather be running your own freedom business working on your terms from a coffee shop or fulfilling some philanthropic mission then you need to recognise that and start taking actions towards it.
Action: Take some time to reflect, gain clarity, plan for the future and life you really want so that you can start making intentional moves towards it.
Connecting with ourselves, our wants and our desires means knowing our values.
Our values are like our core pillars, they are the things that we deem most important to us and they are the foundations upon which our lives should be built, for example, family, health, love, achievement, security… and these will vary for from person to person.
If you aren’t aware of your values and if you’re not living in alignment with them, chances are you won’t be very happy or what you’re doing won’t be sustainable.
Say family is your number one value,your upbringing centered around family and caring for, providing for and being with your own family is what you’re about; then you get a job which requires you to work long hours away from home and you spend less time with and have less energy for your loved ones, you’re not likely to be feeling good about what you’re doing or how you’re living your life.
Knowing your values is like your compass and is vital to you making empowered decisions within your life.
Action:Make the effort to get to know and pay attention to your values so that you can start living in alignment with them.
Priorities are areas of our lives that are important to us and that require regular input, for example, health, relationships, career, finance, hobbies, contribution etc.
But just because we consider something a priority it doesn’t always mean that we act accordingly.Take our health, probably a priority for most us. But say we end up working super long hours in our job, then as a result our diet takes a hit, we start exercising less, drinking more alcohol to combat the stress and to “relax” and before we know it we’re like a 4 out of 10 on the health and well-being scale.
If one life area takes precedence over another especially to the detriment of others there’s no way that we can be self-empowering to be the best that we can be and nor will we be living a balanced or sustainable lifestyle.
Start paying attention to what’s important and be conscious of how you’re choosing to spend your time.
The most happy and successful people tend to have systems, rituals and positive habits which support their goals and lifestyle.
Action: Ask yourself what’s really important? What areas am I neglecting? And what disempowering habits do I need to shake and empowering habits can I make that will empower my life long term?
This is where it gets exciting! Vision is the ability to think about or plan for the future with imagination or wisdom, it’s the thing inside us that guides us, creates our desire to grow and improve, gives us a sense of purpose and brings us glimpses of what is possible.
Let’s face it, most of us have to work to earn a living and our lives revolve around some kind of routine; life isn’t exciting every day but if we focus on what’s just in front of us, allow ourselves to get caught up in a mundane routine and stay firmly within our comfort zone, that’s a sure fire way to get well and truly stuck in a rut.
Action:Give yourself permission to dream big and create a meaningful vision for your future that’s in tune with your values, priorities and passions and that the universe can work with you on.
If you have big dreams and goals then you will need to create a roadmap, that’s a plan or strategy for how you’re going to make those things become a reality.
Big dreams and goals can feel overwhelming but breaking them down into key milestones, mini goals and manageable tasks will help make them feel much more achievable plus you’ll build confidence as you tick them off.
For example, if your dream is to have your own business but that feels a bit scary right now, think about what needs to happen in order to make that a reality and start there.
If you were to do so, your milestones could look like this…
- make the decision to start working on your business alongside your job (i.e. adopt a sidehustle!)
- start working with a mentor or coach to get clear on your business and strategy, to overcome any blockages that are holding you back and to implement an action plan
- Set up your website and social media accounts
- Hand your notice in on (date)…
And so on…
Some tasks see more daunting than others but when you break it down and apply some logic it’s far easier to see how you’re going to get there.
Action: Once you have your vision, create your key milestones and chunk them down until the actions don’t seem scary.
The bottom line is if you don’t take action then you aren’t going anywhere and that’s consistent action over time.
I love the expression Rome wasn’t built in a day and it’s the same for your dream career and life; in fact building your dream career and life is ongoing. It took me 3 job changes, lots of hardwork, some bold decisions and actions to get me to where I am today and I’m just getting started because my dreams keep getting bigger!
Action is concrete proof of your commitment to what you’re doing, it’s breeds confidence and is ultimately what is going to bridge the gap from where you are now to where you want to be.
Action: Don’t underestimate the power of intentional action and once you’ve done the steps before as outlined here – just start!
Central to self-empowerment is self-love and that means looking after number one in every sense of the word.
It means becoming a priority in your life…
Doing more of what makes you feel good…
Living your life true to your passions and purpose …
Making time for the joyful things…
Being grateful for who you are, what you have and your experiences…
But most importantly being kind to yourself and knowing your own self-worth…
If you tell yourself you’re not good enough or don’t believe you can, then how are you going to be your best self or show up for your best career and life? The answer is you won’t.
How you think, what you say, what you do and what comes true are all linked.So banish those self-limiting stories and beliefs you have about yourself and turn them into mantras that will empower your best life – starting with I am or I will.For example, “I am successful business woman”, “I am a great manager”, “I am a wonderful dad” and make a note of all the evidence!
Remember you are the author of your story – not your parents, friends, colleagues, bullies or negative people that have knocked your confidence – You.
Action: Tell your story through your self-empowered lense, make a list of all the reasons you have to love yourself and reap the benefits self-love will bring.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
I love this quote. As human beings, we don’t live in isolation and as human beings we thrive off connection with one another – even the introverts amongst us!
So whether that be in your personal or professional relationships, surround yourself with people who get it, that support and empower you in your dreams, that you have fun with and who make you feel good – your tribe, your crew if you like for whatever it is that you need at that moment in time.
Action: Place value on connection and reach out or spend time with those you’ve been meaning to.
Remember life isn’t a destination it’s a journey for us to explore, enjoy and cherish.
Live everyday as though you’re creating your legacy and…
“Bring into play the almighty power within you so that on the stage of your life you can fulfil your high destined role.”
- Paramahansa Yogananda
By Mikaela Jackson
Mikaela Jackson is a personal performance coach and the founder of She Almighty, which provides career, business, life coaching services and events for women.
Visit www.shealmighty.com to learn more about Mikaela, her programmes, workshops and events.
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How You Can Make Money From Home
There is no secret to making money online, the only secret is your persistence. Hidden away between the tips on starting a wine club, taking up a photography club or joining the wine revolution, there are smart tips that anyone could use to earn money online without having to quit their day job. We have written lots about the many ways people abroad to help finance their lives.
A good place to start with online jobs is with paid surveys. Surveys pay for your time and allow you to earn a bit of extra cash. The reason you will be able to earn more than what you are actually worth is that a survey company will pay to send you their questionnaire so that you can answer it. The more accurate and detailed your answers the more likely you are to get paid.
There are many survey companies available, you need to choose wisely and carefully as some surveys are paid better than others. For example, you may get paid well if you give an opinion on the health of wine or food. You may get paid just as well if you offer an opinion on which type of music you like.
Another great way to make money online is to write articles. You could write an article and then sell it to an affiliate. If someone likes what they read you will get a commission.
If you are unable to write or if you do not have the time, you could hire someone to write for you. This could be someone who has experience in web content writing or a freelance writer. You could also sell your own articles on an affiliate website such as Clickbank or Commission Junction.
It is easy to make money, it can take some time but it is definitely possible. All you need is determination and discipline to keep at it.
Many people overseas have chosen to live off the grid lifestyle. There are many benefits to living this way and one of them is being able to make money from home.
There are also a lot of opportunities to make money doing research online, there is a constant increase in the amount of knowledge that is available to the public. It is much easier to research and discover new ways of earning money. and you can get started in a short space of time. So, I encourage you to give it a go.
One of the easiest ways to make money online is by becoming a blogger. It really is very easy to become a blogger. Just type ‘blogging’ into Google and then fill in all the details. It is easy and it can even start to look lucrative.
Blogging is a good way to earn money if you have an understanding of the basics. You need to write about something that interests you. This could be about your family life, your interests or even a hobby that you like.
Once you have set up a good website for your blog, the next step is to get visitors to it. One way of doing this is by putting up advertisements. This is just the same as writing articles for other websites.
Some people choose to make money by selling products. You can do this in two ways, through a site such as eBay or through affiliate marketing. You could sell e-books or products related to the niche you are blogging about. The great thing about eBay is that there is always a steady flow of visitors.
These two ways are only two of the many ways to make money online. I recommend you look at all the options and find the ones that work best for you. Once you have found them, you will never stop learning about ways to make money online.
How To Avoid the Risks of Poor Credit
Security Finance is an unsecured debt collecting agency that, via a network of affiliated companies, provides “secure” personal loans to consumers who may otherwise struggle to meet their existing debts. Their loans are generally short-term, and their conditions often vary dramatically from those of traditional short term personal loans. The services they provide can be invaluable to both the consumer and the lender.
Security finance offers a wide variety of loans. These include: home equity loans, revolving credit lines, commercial and business loans, car and motorcycle loans, and other types of unsecured loans. These loans can be used for almost any purpose, and they will be more beneficial to the consumer than those offered by banks and other unsecured lenders.
Secured personal loans offer an excellent alternative to the high rate of interest paid by unsecured loans. The interest rates are often less, the terms are easier to meet, and they are often better suited to meeting a consumer’s unique financial situation. The collateral provided with the loan usually allows security that the loan will be repaid in a reasonable amount of time, with little or no difficulty.
Secured loans require the debtor to place collateral, such as his or her car, home, or other valuable asset, in order to receive the money they have been borrowing, and are therefore considered by the debt collector as an attempt to recover something that has been taken. Debt collectors will not hesitate to call a borrower who does not follow the terms of his or her loan agreement and in some cases will go as far as harassing them, calling and/or sending letters in an attempt to collect on a debt.
When applying for a secured personal loan, many borrowers are worried that the debt will affect their credit score. The fact is that there is virtually no correlation between the amount of credit available and the credit score. However, secured loans will typically have a much lower credit score than unsecured loans. This is because the borrower is putting his or her assets in a bank account where they are likely to be liquidated for payment.
It is important to remember that the loan does not negatively affect the credit history. The only time it can result in damage to a credit report is if it is reported incorrectly. If a borrower were to try to pay off a loan on a credit card that was reported as being “lost”, he or she would then be making the error a second time.
Security finance offers consumers an exceptional opportunity for personal development through the use of online applications, and the ability to make several payments on the same day to avoid late fees and penalties. This service also makes it easy to avoid late fees when paying loans off at the end of the month.
The ability to apply for secured loans online provides a tremendous opportunity for the consumer to improve his or her credit score. Security loans can provide a large number of benefits to people who are in financial difficulty, including: low cost, low rate loans, low credit, and the flexibility of being able to make multiple payments.
If you are considering applying for a secured loan but have never applied online, you should take advantage of the opportunity to make several purchases in a short period of time, rather than waiting until the last minute to apply for an unsecured loan. By using the secured finance website, you can save yourself the time and stress associated with filling out an application and can ensure that your credit report shows your financial progress accurately.
Once you have applied for a secured loan, you should also make sure that you understand the terms and conditions of your loan, including any interest rate that may apply to the loan. Be sure that you understand the term of the loan in full and fully. Do not hesitate to ask any questions that may arise. You should always contact the company directly when you feel that you are not fully clear on a matter regarding a loan.
Secured finance loans are a great way to increase your credit score while avoiding the hassle and expense of filling out and paying off an application by mail. Because the borrower is making a direct deposit of money into an account, the credit report that shows up on credit reports is often inaccurate.
How To Find Free Rates On Money Exchange
Money is a common item that can be bought, traded, exchanged or sold. This usually includes the value of the currency as well as gold and silver. Money is commonly accepted as payment of certain obligations, including taxes, and payment of certain goods and services in a specific country or socioeconomic context.
There are three money systems in the world. The first is the use of coins or other units of currency, which are available in fixed denominations. The second is barter. It involves exchanging items of utility with other items of utility. In the third system, known as fiat money, there is no central authority that decides what the money supply is, and the monetary base is determined by political will.
The most common monetary system is the gold standard, which was used as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. In this system, coins were designed to be redeemable for gold bars. Gold, however, had a relatively high price at the time, and most individuals had no access to it. Barter is much more popular today, and most people live their lives in barter, trading items with one another.
In some nations, the second money system is called paper money. Most countries have national currencies, and each government issues money in the name of their country. This type of money is not backed by anything of physical value. It is not held by the government or bank. It is simply made from paper. Since most countries use this kind of money, it is known as the official “money” of the country.
Electronic cash was introduced in 1970. This system is very similar to barter. Instead of bartering for items, electronic money is created electronically. It is created electronically to represent actual objects that can be used as payment, and then is transferred to the buyer. The process is very similar to barter, except that there are no actual goods to be bartered for. It is considered a virtual currency.
There are many different types of money, and each one has its own characteristics. Money in the U.S. has a backing and is created by the federal reserve. Money in England is backed by the pound sterling, while the European Central Bank in Germany uses the euro. has a currency known as the Deutschmark.
Each form of money has its own advantages and disadvantages. People who use different forms of money have their own reasons for doing so. Many people choose to exchange one form of money for the other, to get the best rate on an item they need or want. Some choose the same form of money for more than one transaction.
Money exchange services offer different services to help people get the best rates on money exchange. They include a variety of methods that can help someone get a better rate. Rates vary depending on the length of time you wish to get money, the size of your order, and the current value of the item you are exchanging. Some of these services can also provide you with a credit card or other form of online payment to transfer your money through.
These services are available almost everywhere. You may call around to various companies for rates, or you can check out the Internet. There are several places on the Web that will give you free quotes, and compare rates among companies. It is important that you understand the rules and regulations that govern the rates you receive from these companies before you agree to any deal.
There are several different online providers. You will often find them listed under the names of a variety of different names, such as Money Exchange, Moneygram and eCash. If you are interested in getting quotes from multiple companies, make sure to ask around for quotes from at least three. so that you have a clear picture of how much the rates will vary and from which company to go with.
Many places will offer you a variety of free quotes if you fill out a form. Others will charge a fee for this service. To get an estimate, you should send out several free quotes. and then make sure to follow up with the companies.
To be able to get the best rates, it is very important that you get as many quotes as possible from different companies on the Internet. There are many sites that you can go to. Some will charge a fee to get these quotes.
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