5 Ways Confidence is Empowering Women
If you read our blog regularly, you know that SavvyChick® loves empowering women to do things that they didn’t think they could possibly do. Some women have issues dealing with salespeople like when they’re buying a car. Pshaw. Not you. You’re a confident, empowered woman, you go into that dealership having done your homework. You know what you want and won’t settle for anything less. You also won’t be talked into anything by a salesperson who thinks you don’t know what a car does or has. When you go on a job interview, you rock the interviewer’s world because you are strong and confident and have prepared for your interview. You know your worth to the organization, and it shows. You can also perform any managerial or executive role. You’re an empowered woman, a true SavvyChick®.
So, how do you become confident? There are some things you can do to empower yourself.
1. Embrace your purpose
Empowering women is not that easy. We have to do a lot of the work ourselves. You can read so many self-help books and articles that they can drive you crazy and leave you feeling less confident than when you started. We’re telling you to look within. Find your purpose. Once you know what that is, embrace it. This empowering technique requires you to know yourself. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? You need to know you. Then, put yourself into those personal and professional situations that will utilize those skills you have. Focus on what you excel in. That’s very empowering to women. Of course you’ll acknowledge that you have imperfections. We all do. It’s a part of being human. If you do make a mistake, learn from it. That’s very empowering for women.
2. Create a self-confidence ritual and practice it
Maybe you give yourself a pep talk when you need it. Perhaps you need to write affirmations on note cards and place them around your home and your office, anything empowering will do. Hey, how about putting on a special outfit that makes you feel good. When you feel good and look good, you’ll automatically exude confidence, how empowering! If all else fails, give yourself a break like FLOTUS, Michelle Obama. She has learned that her “first reaction cannot be her deciding reaction.” Sound advice from an empowered, confident woman.
3. Set goals for yourself
You need to know where you’re going or you’ll never get there. Take some time to set some goals for yourself. Write them down or put them on your computer. Keep them hidden from others. These are your goals. They can be as simple as “lose 5 pounds by Christmas” or “get that promotion next year.” You can then break those goals down into smaller pieces if they seem too big to tackle all at once. Empowered women then take action on those goals regularly so that they are constantly making progress and moving forward. Forward motion is very empowering and confidence-boosting.
4. Spend some time alone
As women, we’re used to spending time doing for others and with others whether it is our boyfriend, husband, children, friends, or family. The truth is that you can just be you and spend time with yourself. Pamper yourself. Give yourself a mani or a pedi. Read a book. Find out what you like to do. You’ll be confident and that’s sexier than anything else.
5. Don’t buy into the media’s perception of the “perfect woman”
Nothing destroys a woman’s confidence more than trying to live up to the impossible standards set up for them by the media. With the average American woman being a size 14, models are not representative of us. We have curves, we are beautiful, we are strong, we are empowered, we are women, we can lead a healthy, active lifestyle and may never be the size that the media wants us to be. We must make peace with that and with ourselves and love ourselves as we are. Then, we can go into that car dealership or that job interview and kill it.
Empowering women needs to start with empowering yourself. Once you can empower yourself, you can empower others. We, at SavvyChick® want you to know that you’re worth it. Please visit our site at savvychick.com® for more inspiration. We want to empower you to be the best you that you can be.