Ever since my recent health challenge (aka "Perfect Storm/Paradigm Shift") and my challenging encounters with the healthcare system, I've been thinking a lot about personal power and how to help myself and others to hang on to it.
It is really easy to forget sometimes that we are the stewards of our own lives. We know ourselves better than anyone else on earth. We are the ones that are responsible for getting what we need so that we can live according to our purpose. We are also the only ones who are response-able for our lives — that is, able to respond to life challenges in ways that align with our vision and values (as opposed to reacting out of fear, anger, shame or other strong emotions).
So, I made another video this morning about three ways to be the captain of your own ship - and how hang on to our power in a world that often seems eager to take it from us.
Here are the main points that I hoped to make in the video below:
- One level of personal power involves self-awareness. What do you need to be your best self?
- A higher level of personal power involves vulnerability. What do you need to say or request in order to have your needs met?
- An even higher level of personal power involves being unstoppable. What barriers do you need to address in order to make sure that you actually get what you need?
I hope that these observations provide something useful for you, and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
May you be well!