Even if you didn't watch the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, I have no doubt that most of the world saw Oprah's acceptance speech in their social media feeds. She blew minds and empowered women and girls in a span of about 9 minutes. So now what are you going to do with all of that inspiration? How can you apply Oprah type strategies to your own life so that Oprah's 9 minute impact on you is not lost?
You can start by being unapologetically yourself. Stop giving a damn about what anyone thinks about you. Be authentic and live and speak your truths. One of my biggest pet peeves is how women like to say that they want to empower other women, and yet do the complete opposite and tear each other down in the same breath. The only thing you are empowering when you do this is your ego and visible insecurities. So stop it. When I come to the table, what you see is what you get. I'm professional, I'm thorough and I'm a bad-ass that has no problem saying no. And I'm not sorry for any of it. When someone tells you no....go ahead and find your yes.
Break barriers and never stop fighting for what you believe in. Help people without seeking recognition for it. Give, without expecting something back in return. Fight for social justices, even if you are the only one holding a sign on the street corner. Everything we do makes a difference, even if we only impact our neighbor. That's still making change in the world.
Don't let a man, or anyone else for that matter, determine your self worth. Speak up and be heard. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself how awesome you are, because you are. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you are less than. It took one woman to say "me too" before women everywhere found the courage to do so. Let's support our fellow women and strive for a lot less me-too's. Shall we?
A new day is without a doubt, on the horizon.
If you'd like more support in channeling your inner Oprah and incorporating these strategies into your life, reach out to me about coaching sessions. Together we can transform your business and your life.