Empowerment: The Complete Collection

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You are not your numbers

You are not your numbers. Not the number on your paycheck. Or the hourly rate you charge your clients. Not the number of followers you have on social media. Or the number of likes your posts get. Not the amount of money in your bank account. Or the amount of debt you owe. You’re not

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How much pain do you want?

I was hosting an event on finding your purpose. There were about fifty women sitting in a circle together, brought together to have real conversations about things that matter. This question of purpose, calling, doing meaningful work in the world, is one of those conversations. As often happens when women come together with open hearts

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Who do you want to be?

Identity is a strange thing. We have a picture of who we are in the world, or for many of us, who we think we ought to be. Yet often, it doesn’t translate into the vision of who we are as our best selves or who we would like to grow into. More important than

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What empowerment actually means

I was on a new women’s website recently checking out what the coming business was all about. I’m endlessly fascinated with women start ups, especially when they are to do with women’s lives, careers, businesses and empowerment. In the letter from the editor, she stated clearly right up front that this site and business was

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Speak truth to power

Rachel was sitting in her boss’s office. A mid level manager doing great things in her company, and with an impeccable reputation, an issue had arisen. One of her team had made a complaint about her. It was a pretty serious complaint detailing how this person thought she misbehaved as a manager and listing pages

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Is that true?

Every day I have women in my community and programs tell me about the situations they find themselves in, the action they wished they’d taken and how they were now stuck and regretted the outcome from their inaction. The first question I always ask them is this: ‘What stories were you telling yourself at the

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