Leading an Empowered Life : Part 1

Empowerment means accessing and marshaling all the passion, power and purpose you have inside you, so that you can live and work as you truly want to.

Everyone is all about “Empowerment” these days. But what really is Empowerment?  Empowerment can be defined as becoming “aware” of what is required to live a well, meaningful, purposeful, and aligned life.  

When you are empowered, you are fully aware that you are the master of your own ship and that you are a “co-creator” of your life, and therefore you can shift what is happening by changing how you react and respond to life’s challenges.

In September, we will be looking at what Empowerment looks like, how to become empowered and the effects of leading an empowered life.  Empowerment puts you in control of your life and makes you realize that you are the “Co-Creator” of your life. You are able to become aware of life’s challenges and decide how you want to react or respond to them.

All of us have an inner power and self-authority that we can access through becoming more empowered and aware. Understanding how to empower yourself more and more each day is critical to ensure that we are living to the highest expression of ourselves and ensuring that our lives and careers are moving in the direction we authentically want it to go.

Why should we strive to lead an empowered life?  And how do we know that we are Self-Empowered?

  • Life feels Meaningful.

Whatever you do, there is a deep sense of fulfilment and purpose in it. Whether it is at work, or the roles and functions that you assume or the activities you perform, everything is aligned with your definition and meaning and purpose of life.

  • You are always on a High (from Life).

Living an empowered life energizes and enlivens you. For most of your days and most of the time in your days, you feel motivated, upbeat, excited by what’s in front of you. Sure, you have sick and “down” days here and there, but by and large, your energy, physical vitality, health and well-being are more than sufficient for you to achieve what you long to.

  • You Have a Vision and you Feel Supported to achieve it.

If you know what you stand for, care about, and what you want to have given, contributed and left behind in your life, you have a compelling vision for your life, and you understand the legacy you want to leave behind.  Now that you are clear on your vision, you are not isolated and alone. You are supported by a nurturing and loyal community that helps move towards your life vision in more ways than one.

  • You have a Vision for the World.

Being empowered means that you know, and are fully aware of the power of, your talents, skills and passions and how to serve others and the world through them. When you give form to your life’s intentions in a way that serves others and the world, you are living your life with purpose.

  • You are Respected and Loved.

Wherever you may be, you feel the respect others have for you. They value your input and contribution; they respect who you are and a person. They respect and value your opinions and values. You also feel loved and appreciated. You are in a space where love flows to and from you easily.

How empowered do you feel?

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