So many successful, courageous, capable women have been highlighted in the press recently as a part of celebrating International Women?s Day, which is tomorrow, 8th March.
So, I thought it apt to write about remarkable women and look at what makes them stand out. I don?t know any celebrities, sports stars or multi-millionaires, but I do know some amazing women who are achieving greatness in their own world and so I will refer to them.
Through my work as a Life Coach, I have studied these women and learned what makes them tick, what makes them happy, content, strong, successful and fulfilled.
Bronwyn doesn?t wear a mask. She strives to be real, raw and honest with herself and others.
Maureen doesn?t focus on material possessions. Instead she defines her happiness and success by the quality of her inner/spiritual life.
Alison doesn?t seek comfort. She is constantly keen to learn and grow. She is also willing to step out and step up.
Karen doesn?t compare herself to others. She lives true to her values and follows her own path.
Lindsey doesn?t let herself off the hook. She sticks to her routine and is constantly creating new and better habits.
Janet doesn?t give up, even when the going gets tough.
Laura doesn?t seek perfection, just progress. Natalie doesn?t live in the future. She challenges herself to adopt mindfulness and live in the present.
Annabelle doesn?t say yes to everything and everyone. She understands the necessity of self-interest which is quite different to being selfish.
Diane doesn?t take on other people?s BS and negative opinions. She respects that everyone is entitled to their view and knows that she doesn?t have to take it onboard.
Hilda doesn?t hide her voice. She feels strong and free to speak out when something doesn?t sit comfortably with her.
Pamela doesn?t behave according to her feelings. She realises that every feeling/emotion is the result of a thought which can lead to an impulsive action and end up sabotaging her and others.
Yvonne doesn?t get in her own way. She don?t second guess herself and she just does what needs done.
Shona doesn?t try to do it all alone. She seeks the help of a life coach.
Robyn doesn?t multi task. She knows to focus on one task at a time and do it well until completion.
Wendy doesn?t blame others. She accepts responsibility for her own life and situation.
Margaret doesn?t play victim. She has learned how to communicate effectively with others.
Kate doesn?t indulge resentment. She knows not to expect more than people are capable of giving.
Linda doesn?t do guilt. She understands that this would keep her stuck in the past.
Here are a few recommendations for you
- Validate yourself every day
- Contribute to your local community.
- Adopt self-compassion and self-discipline.
- Avoid self-numbing with alcohol, TV, shopping etc?
- Be patient, persistent and pursue your own true north.
- You have a choice and you have a voice, use them both wisely.
Anne runs a monthly Women?s Empowerment Meetup on the Northern Beaches. And offers a FREE 20mins Clarity Call for anyone interested in finding out more about Life Coaching. She has written a book How To Take Back Control of Your Life Now! And produced an online course How To Reignite Your Spark! As well as having blogs and magazine articles published around her expertise as a Women?s Empowerment Coach. To find out more you can visit her website. https://annemckeown.com/