Updated: Apr 14
The patriarchal has led us to believe that if you are not a strong woman you cannot be successful.
But first, how do you define the strong woman?
📌Are you the woman who fixes everything?
📌Are you the woman who takes on a lot and hardly seeks help?
📌Are you the woman who shouldn’t feel disappointed because you can handle it?
📌 Are you the woman that is afraid of risking relationships or mending relationships with all the vulnerability that it takes?
📌Do you think you shouldn’t be vulnerable when you are almost at breaking point, instead you cry alone in the shower?
If you are that woman, are you living a true #versionofyourself or are you living someone else’s version of you?
How comfortable is that?
See I have been that woman and it worked for me for a while.
But it also got me to almost breaking point.
Because this is what happens when we confuse #strongwoman with being the hard-knock girl who toughs it out at all costs without showing that things are hard.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 ‘𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧’ 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬. 𝐖𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐮𝐩.
This kind of strong woman can create success at work but fail at relationships. If you want true success in all areas of your life, this is not the strong woman you want to be.
It is exhausting!
If you want to be that influential strongwoman this is how you want to show up!
✅You want to be a strong woman from authenticity.
✅The one who leads with emotional courage and therefore is able to influence others to positive growth.
✅You want to embrace your own vulnerability.
✅You want to own up to your own mistakes without fear of being judged.
✅You do not wear yourself out (listen, this is possible!!!).
✅You do not stress over what other people think about you.
✅You embrace your growth without beating yourself up for the mistakes you have made in your past.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 “𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧”, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐞.
I will be back with how you can become that strong woman and, in the meantime, if you desire to be an authentic strong woman you may need to find the courage to seek help outside of you.
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