How much money does it really take for a woman to be financially secure?
If you ask 100 women, chances are, you'll probably get 100 different answers because everyone has a different belief about what financial security means to them.
Financial security can mean...
The list goes on and on about what a woman believes it takes to be financially secure because every belief was created based on her past experiences.
There are many women who are plagued with impostor beliefs about what they're capable of, especially when it comes to being financially secure. Every woman who is financially independent possesses the ability to...
So how can women empower each other when it comes to being financially secure?
Following are a few thoughts on how women can stop tearing each other down and work to build each other up:
Encourage Instead of Discourage - When we meet a woman who's on a sincere path to something she believes in, we can encourage her. Every woman is where she is on her financial journey based on what she needs to learn. When you discourage a woman from following her dream, if she gives up, she'll never know what she may have become
Practice the Art of Non-Judgement - When we judge another woman, we're assuming we know what it's like to walk in her shoes. No one truly knows what another person is going through and one word of encouragement may be all she needs to learn what she's truly capable of
Don't Assume - When you assume another woman already knows what you know, you take away the opportunity for a teachable moment (which could very possibly be the reason you connected). Likewise, don't assume that what you know is what she's ready to learn
There Are No "Chance Encounters" - Everyone comes into our life for a purpose; it's up to each of us to know the difference between something we're meant to learn or something someone is meant to learn from us. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu
Create Relationships Instead of Connections - Every woman wants to be seen, heard, and valued for who she is. Social media gives us the opportunity to connect or create relationships. Connecting with the intent to see, hear and value a woman for who she is, allows both women to be authentically empowered
Share Your Story - when we share our story, we give other women the opportunity to know she's not alone in what she's experiencing. You never know how your success story (and what it took for you to get there) can imact another woman when she's having doubts about what she's capable of
Recognize and Eliminate Your Impostor Syndrome - (a psychological pattern in which one doubts one's accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud"). When you're constantly doubting who you are, you're also robbing others of what you're here to do. It's up to every woman to learn who she is, what she's here to do and why she's so fabulous. Every woman deserves to know her super powers and then be confident enough to share them with the world. You wouldn't have been given your gifts, talents and abilites if you weren't meant to share them with the world. When we teach what we've learned, we become better at what we do.
Life Is All About Choices - every woman who works to build another woman up, is giving herself and others the opportunity to sleep peacefully with the knowedge that she's never alone on this journey we call life!
Now is the perfect opportunity to be reminded that the Universe is the source of your supply and that EVERYTHING is possible!
Nancy Mueller ~ Life Coach & Sensei