When I first met this week’s interviewee, the phenomenal Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, she had done a talk about being mindful about how you look on the outside reflecting your true abilities - like a superhero costume. As she pointed out, Wonder Woman would still have the same powers in sweatpants, but no one would expect it of her. I loved this imagery because I am all about helping women harness their power on the inside while she’s all about reflecting it on the outside.
Over the last year as I redid my website and got ready to start my podcast, I put extra thought into how to project my own personality and strengths into my website.
Here’s what I’ve come to realize, I am fabulous at promoting other people, but I pretty much suck at promoting myself. That’s not to say that I don’t do it, but when I do, it feels awkward to me and I’m afraid it will come off as “too much.” Kinda funny huh, when I am all about embracing “too muchness.”
But here’s what I’ve learned in the last few years - my superpower is bringing out the best in others!
This has taken me a very long time to admit. After all, there are definitely times when this has not been true (hello ex-husband), but again and again I am given the message by others that I help them feel calm and accepted.
I bring out the best in others by assuming the best about them - and more often than not, this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
That is why I love to do group programs! It allows me to bring out the best in more people at the same time and lets them bring out the best in eachother.
Next week, on March 6th, I start my first Ignite Your Power group program after only offering it 1:1 for two years. If you’d like to explore your own superpowers and how you can harness them without getting burned out, you can find out more about it here.