Here we are in week four. So far, as an acknowledgment to International Women’s Month, we’ve talked about three different things. We first spoke about resilience, whether in yourself or in another female. Next, we looked at courage and where in fact you have harnessed your inner lioness and had courageous conversations. We also looked at confidence and the importance of you finding your voice and speaking to what is going on for you.
Now, in our last week of this series, what I’d like you to be thinking about is who are your mentors? Who are the women who embody resilience, courage, and confidence?
I love the quote by Jim Rohn that says “We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”. International Women’s Month is the perfect opportunity to be thinking about who are the people who remind you who you are. Who are those female leaders who have impacted your life? They could be leaders like your mom, or your grandmother, a physical mentor that you have, an accountability partner, or someone who is part of your mastermind. It is so important that we create communities and support teams. I believe that as female leaders and female team members, you need to be very intentional about where you spend your time because if you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with and those people are negative, you could be in trouble if you follow suit.
The flip side of that is that if you surround yourself with women who are stretching themselves and making Big Hairy Audacious Goals you will also stretch yourself, make big goals, and not play small in the world.
Over the next seven days, I invite you to spend some time thinking about who the mentors are who are sitting at your table. I take a look at the importance of creating a powerhouse support team in my book The Powerhouse In You: How to lead with greater resilience, courage, and confidence.
Friendships are sometimes like seasons. Maybe there are some people that need to take a bit of a hiatus from your table. Maybe you need to bring in some new people, especially if you are feeling a bit complacent. Are there some people that you need to reach out to and get your brave on. I am inviting you to be thinking about who are those Powerhouses in your life. Who are these resilient women? Those courageous women? Those confident women? Those women who have lifted you up during times of challenge or struggle. Maybe they were there for you during a period of character development or were there cheering you on during those times.
I think it is so important for you to take that necessary pause and look at those female leaders who have made an impact on your life. It could be your boss or a colleague, or your daughter. Please share that with them. It is important that you let them know they’ve had a positive impact on you.
Have a beautiful day.
And remember, you are a POWERHOUSE.