6 Myths About Women and Influence
There are 6 myths that I will bust (no pun intended!) about women and influence
And here they are:
1. The White Knight Myth.
This is the idea that women are only influential because of their husband, family, or others outside of themselves. Men and some women believe that this is the only road for a woman to pursue her goals AND accomplish them.
Reality: Women are influential in spite of their husband, family or others. Women are influential because of what's inside them.
2. The Global Myth
This myth supports the idea that in order to have influence, it requires a woman to do it all the time, everywhere. Being influential in our small corner of the world doesn't count.
Reality: Women have influence regardless if they decide to do it all. The only requirement is women 'just do it.' Oh, and by the way, we are 'doing it' just fine!
3. The Perfection Myth
This is the idea that you need to be, understand, and express perfectly first in order to have influence.
Reality: Influence is expressed perfectly from a woman because it originates from her soul. Women intuitively know when, where and how - the first time!
4. The Permission Myth
This myth maintains the idea that a woman needs to ask or get permission somewhere or from someone to have influence or be influential.
Reality: The ONLY person a women needs permission from to have influence is herself - no one else.
5. The Finite Myth
This is the idea that there is a limit to the amount of influence a woman can have. It is akin to getting only 15 minutes of fame.
Reality: Women are limitless in everything they do, including demonstrating influence and persuasion.
6. The Femininity Myth
This idea supports the notion that having influence is not a 'womanly' thing. Only strong, loud men are allowed to exact their influence.
Reality: The most "womanly" thing a woman does is have influence!
Being a woman and having influence are synonymous.
Influence and persuasion expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Master Certified Coach with over 25 years of experience. She focuses on women's leadership and empowerment as well as executive, personal, women business owners, relationship and life coaching. She is also a successful entrepreneur and author. Her other areas of specialization include mentoring, sales techniques, success skills, intuition, body language, management development training, motivational speaking, and corporate training. Discover real POWER for Women now!
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