During the opening of a recent women’s workshop, I asked each attendee to introduce herself and share why she had come. “I am in transition, and I’m here to find my purpose,” said one woman. Nothing surprising about her answer, right? Except that she was 80 years old. 80 years old. Claiming her power and accepting responsibility for transitioning into the next chapter of her life.
“I recently had a baby. My son brings me so much joy, but I am here because I’ve lost myself in the process of motherhood,” said another woman. She spoke from her heart when she shared her pain and frustration with the group. She was ready to reconnect with her feminine power and her identity as a woman.
Living at full power is timeless. It has no limitations of time, age, or space.
Once we accept responsibility for owning our power, miracles happen.
There are times in our lives when we give away our power. We have a difficult conversation. We have a conflict with somebody else. We get sick. We stress out. We worry. Without wanting to, we lose our power.
We lose our power to major life transitions. We have a child. We are supposed to enjoy parenthood, but we feel off. We change careers. We know we’ve made a good decision, but we drop to a place of fear and uncertainty and feel weaker. We often look forward to these life milestones, such as retiring or becoming an empty nester. But when they happen, we lose part of our identity and no longer feel like ourselves.
Giving our power away starts the negative momentum. Before we know it, we feel hopeless and not in control. We start blaming other people and situations for taking away our power. The truth is, that nobody can take our power away. We give it away.
And here is the thing:
Giving away our power is human. But we are responsible for taking it back.
Or, in the words of comedian Roseanne Barr:
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.”
We are being called to duty, beloved.
It is time to take back our power.
- What does it look like when we take our power back?
- What does it mean to live at full power?
- How can you step into your power and show up bolder and stronger in the world?
I answer these questions and provide you with a roadmap for taking your power back in the 12 Practices for Living at Full Power mini-course, which you can download now.
Download the 12 Practices for Living at Full Power mini-course.
This self-study course starts with a short video where I explain how to get the most out of this opportunity. Then you receive a 21-page full color workbook where I dive deep into the core practices that can help you take back your power. To help you personalize the work, I added reflection questions and a space to summarize your “AHA!” moments, or what I like to call your “lightbulbs.”
Doing the work in the workbook gives you clarity and direction and helps you shift your energy to a place of empowerment. Then, you can choose to watch short videos explaining each one of the 12 practices in more detail.
With more and more women speaking their truth about sexual assault and unequal pay, nationwide #MeToo rallies and women’s marches, and a historical number of women running for office, this is no doubt going to be the year of women.
There are men and women all over the world who abuse power.
There are world leaders who misuse power.
The best way we can contribute to changing the world is by doing our part: living at full power.
Let’s do it!