Here are 5 tips which have helped me find the POWER to lead my life and career on my terms to find abundance and joy. I’d like to impart this wisdom to you, offering up these 5 POWER Tips to help transform you into a Powerful Leader in your life right now! I call this process releasing your inner Woman Warrior.
So here are my Five POWER tips to you:
- P – Promote Your Unique Brand.
Create your unique brand and ‘sell’ it to the world. In this world there is only one you, so shout out what that “you” is and what you stand for. Look at feedback from your network on your strengths, attributes and values to formulate your brand.
Use an index card and write your brand statement on it, testing it out through your network. Begin living this simple statement each day no matter the challenges that are put in front of you. You will begin to “own” this unique brand and really stand out from others in your field or industry.
- O – Optimize Yourself through your ability to say “NO” and include others.
Women tend to be nurturers. We want to help others and not ‘rock the boat’ looking to avoid controversy. However, when we give, give, give, we take the learning away from others as well as our ability to effectively use our energy to maximize results. This POWER tip is all about finding out what your strengths are, leveraging those strengths, and allow your network to help support you through their own strengths.
We need to help others by not taking on all the tasks but by letting others stand on their own two feet. Look at this distribution of work as allowing others to shine and not robbing them of the experience for them to use their gifts and talents. Don’t be a gift robber! Be a gift giver!
- W – A powerful leader understands the power of “we”. As the saying goes, there is no “I” in Team.
A powerful leader sees the gifts that each team member brings and works to bring out the best in each individual as well as demonstrating the value of the team and each person’s contribution to that team. They take time to get to know each team member and listen, actively seeking out information about the goals, situation, culture, and surroundings. This leader encourages the involvement of all team members in a task and seeks to match up the individuals strengths and goals to help support the overall goals of the team, looking for a win-win collaborative approach to creating results for the team as well as results for the individual not looking for a ‘one size fits all’ solution. When you get everyone involved in the process, your business (including customers and alliance partners), and your life, your power will grow exponentially! Your energy and the energy of those around you will rise. You will project that energy in your work and see great rewards. That energy will become infectious and others will want to join you. The focus on “we” will pay forward threefold and more on your leadership journey.
- E – Execute against your specific purpose, vision, and goals not holding back in the process but taking risks and creating an action plan to get there.
Without action and execution you will not get anywhere. Powerful leaders find the will power and drive to continue to execute with an effective action plan creating positive momentum along the way.
They are not afraid to take risks and hold nothing back in all aspects of their life. They are true to their life purpose and lead it each and every day no matter whether they are at work or at home. They don’t apologize for being with their family, if there is an important event in their lives, nor do they with their family when there is an important event at work. They understand who they are and live by those values across all areas.
- R – Realize the here and now, enjoying the journey.
Leaders “seize the day”. They don’t wait for tomorrow what they can get done today. They create action rather than inaction savoring the journey, the process. They realize that many of the key tips and learning comes from the experiences they have in the journey. So remember to celebrate your successes, learn from any challenges you face, and focus on what is right in front of you.
I hope these tips will allow you to be a more powerful leader; energizing yourself, your team, and your life. Be a Woman Warrior, be a leader in your life!