For those who have emailed me about being a strong woman. This is for you.
The Power of Being A Strong Woman (not for the weak-minded).
By: Dawn “The Self-Esteem Queen”™
Powerful women know that failure is never an acceptable option.
Though I’m always thankful to Adam for his rib, I know that there are some things that God only gave me in terms of wisdom. There are many women in the World who are afraid to step out from the shadow of their non-creative self due to the fear that as a woman, they will not be able to get ahead. Even with so many strong women making their mark in society as prominent authoritative figures, there is that crowd that walks around in needless fear. These women MUST know that they hold the power that keeps them in bondage and the power to get out and become what they daydream about.
Strong women have learned that influence is a gift from God that shouldn’t be used to manipulate their professional and personal life.
Often the powerful woman must straddle the fence of exuding confidence while simultaneously learning how not to allow that confidence to alter her judgments when dealing with others. There are some who become alert to their power to influence others and use this to their advantage in a malicious manner to make profits from their power. Strong women DON’T manipulate those they serve. This is a fact.
I don’t seek recognition for my good deeds from earthly persons.
There was a time when I wanted to let everyone know how great I was, how wonderful all my accomplishments were, and how I was just so great. I have since learned that this is not a way to possess my power. I get power each time my path is directed in a way I cannot explain. My power lies in letting my Guide make my heavy decisions. Whenever someone steps up to recognize something I have done, I am always quick to acknowledge the assistance I received from the Universe instead of taking all the credit.
Strong women know power is in the silence of your mouth and the loudness of your deeds.
I always say, “Your actions speak to loud I can’t hear anything you say.” Oftentimes we get caught up in trying to let others know who we are and what we stand for. The art of being a strong woman is that you already exude that from the confidence of your walk to the authority you command when your actions speak volumes for your mouth. I was once told that those who speak a lot only like to hear the sounds of their voices. A strong woman knows that actions mean more to the World than a good speech any day.
I walk in awareness of my importance.
I spend most of my time in a state of reflection with God. Early in my career I determined that I was not going to let people or things in life dictate my happiness. I have been tried and tested and this has taught me that being influential causes you to be a target for the “nay-sayers” and “you can’t accomplish that” venom throwers. The key, a strong woman knows, is continuing on the path that will eventually lead you to your purpose no matter what those who seek to destroy your dream will say.
The Self-Esteem Queen™
© 2010 Dawn R. Johnson – “The Self-Esteem Queen”™ All rights reserved.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Dawn The Self Esteem Queen™ is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, author, business coach & small business consultant, serial entrepreneur and spoken word artist. Founder of the SEQ/H.O.P.E. Movement™, Dawn uses her trials to mentor, minister, and coach people all over the World. One of today’s leading experts on teen mentoring, self-esteem enhancement, personal & professional leadership, and entrepreneur development, Dawn’s mission in life is to teach individuals how to BE BETTER Human Beings. Her goal is to raise awareness and eradicate the exploitation of teenagers all over the Globe. Her Current Projects include: Re-release of “Dear Diary: A Letter to my Sister” Stop Teenage Prostitution™, What Does Cancer Look Like™, Consumer Vigilantes™,& the highly anticipated H.O.P.E. Mindset™ Program.