Body Image Power: Get in Touch With Your Passions

 

What are you letting your body image stop you from doing?  Stepping into leadership positions?  Speaking out in meetings?

One thing I’ve learned to do that have helped me improve my body image is getting in touch with my core power. 

Getting in touch with your core power is the ultimate method of self-acceptance there is.

In order to accept your body, you have to be able to accept yourself.  So what is core power?

 

Core Power Essentials

Your core power is your uniqueness; it’s who you truly are.  Your core power are the parts of you that make you signficant, valuable, and worthy.  These qualities are with you for life and never really change.  They are the reason why people are intrigued by you; these qualities are the reason you matter.

So, what makes up the core power that is you?

  1. What you love to do
  2. The unique ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving and what you are great at doing (talents, personality, and strengths)
  3. Your deepest values
  4. The environments where you are able to fully express yourself
  5. Legacy you want to leave
  6. Claiming your power story

 

Today, we will focus on the first point: what you love to do.

 

What do you love to do?

What lights my fire?  I love to motivate others to believe in themselves, persevere, and to succeed; I love to help people find and develop their “want power” versus their “should power”.  I love inspiring the desire to learn in others.  I love the idea of doing big things to change the social confidence of body image and empowerment.  I love encouraging self-acceptance and the development of positive self-concepts, which is the ultimate motivation behind all behavior.

I love to laugh and have fun, and make others feel better about life and themselves through humor.  I love to use my wisdom to help others overcome challenging situations and find confidence.  I love to travel; I am especially fond of beaches and mountainous areas.  I love to color and paint.  I love listening to love songs.  I love expressing my sexuality.  I love to love and be loved.  I love attention :)

What do you love to do?  What brings you passion and joy?  Feel free to leave comments below!

 

And stay tuned for the next post, “Use your strengths and talents to increase happiness, success, and confidence”.

 

Increase Self-Esteem By Claiming Your Personal Significance

Have you gone through life feeling not good enough, not pretty enough, or not talented enough, or not smart enough?  Some of us, in one way or another, received regular feedback that these things were true about us.  But it’s not…

 

Now that you are a grown woman, it’s time to take back control of your emotional health.  How do you heal your self-esteem and increase feelings of worthiness?

 

By discovering and claiming what is significant about you!

 

How to Claim Your Personal Significance

 

For many of us, our primary motive behind our actions is significance, or the need to feel special and make a difference in the world.  We want to be seen as unique and get recognition for our gifts and talents.

 

This is understandable, considering the obstacles you faced growing up.  We crave affirmation, validation, praise, and authority.  And why not?  We deserve it!

 

So, in order to increase your personal significance (and thus your self-esteem), do the following:

 

1.  Identify your personal strengths.  What are you naturally good at doing?  When you use your strengths, your levels of confidence, competence, and success improves.  This goes to improve your feelings of self-worth because you are using the very core of your soul.  

 

You can take the Via Character Strengths Test to find out what it is that you are best at doing.  It’s free and very, very eye-opening.  Click here to take it.

 

My top strengths are perspective (wisdom), humor, love of learning, and gratitude.  I use my strengths to bring joy to people’s lives; by giving thanks when I can; to provide sound advice and counsel; and to overcome obstacles and grow as a human being.

 

2.  Learn how to use these strengths in your personal and professional life.  The Via Me Online Character Strengths Test gives you strategies and tips on how to use your strengths in daily life.

 

3.  Build a wall of accomplishments.  If you are a high achiever like me, you probably have lots of plaques, certificates, and trophies that you have put away in your closet, never to be seen again.  Achievements are what build your self-esteem!  

Pull those symbols of success back out and create yourself a success shrine.  Remind yourself that you are successful, and that you have what it takes to create more success in your life.

 

Summary

 

Increase your self-esteem by identifying your personal strengths, learning how to use those strengths each day, and building yourself a wall of accomplishments.  What ways have you used to increase your self-esteem?  Feel free to leave your comments below!

 

 

How to Find Things to Achieve When Your Job Doesn’t Provide That Outlet

If you are a high achiever, you are always thirsty for accomplishment.  More than likely, you want to achieve big things and make a difference in the world.  Well, what if your job doesn’t give you the opportunity to achieve and grow?

After all, achievement is your life line.  Without it, you suffocate.

 

I was experiencing the same problem until I created a list of possible achievements for myself.  Achievement is nothing more that a positive outcome.  And when you spread achievement to other areas of your life, you tend to be more balanced and satisfied.  Here is my list…

  1. Relationships: reaching out more to my friends; telling my parents how I love and appreciate them more; making new friends and focusing on what we have in common versus what’s different about us
  2. Maintaining and building a relationship with God: Without Him I’m nothing.
  3. Loving and affirming myself each day
  4. Building a success identity
  5. Hearing someone say, “You really helped me today”, no matter what it was that I helped them with.
  6. Small successes in handling my finances
  7. Encouraging excellence and self-love among my family and friends

 

What are some ways you achieve things each day?  Leave comments below!

The Key to Major Life Change

What is the key to major life change, such as starting your own business or seeking career advancement within your company?  Where do you begin?  What do you do?  The first thing you need to do is…

 

Build Unshakable Confidence

 

How to build confidence that moves you forward

 

1.  Get to know who you are at your core.  Who you are at your core is what drives you to do anything you do in life, whether you are aware of it or not.

However, when you become aware of what drives you, you are able to proactively make better decisions for yourself, your career, and your business.  This increases your confidence to achieve what it is that you want to achieve.

At my core, I am an achiever, maximizer, and a learner.  I’ve learned how I can use these qualities in life and in my career, by empowering and emboldening others to be their best selves, achieve big things, and always keep an open mind to growth and learning.  All these qualities are needed for high-level success, personal and professional.

A good place to start to learn who you are at the core is by taking the Clifton Strengthsfinder test.  You will have to purchase the book new to get the access code to take the test.  Trust me, it’s worth it.

 

2.  Decide what it is that you really want, and declare it.  When you make a commitment, and are confident in your commitment, the Universe (God, Creator, etc…) pulls all the resources you need to you to make it happen.  When everything seems to fall in place because of your initial belief, your belief grows even stronger.

 

3.  Take action.  Action breeds confidence; it’s also the best way to get feedback as to whether you’re going in the right direction or not.  Feedback is especially important for high achievers like you; it’s how you know you are doing what you are supposed to be doing.

 

Summary

 

In order to make a major life change, such as career advancement or business start-up, you got to build confidence.  You build confidence by knowing who you are; deciding what it is that you really want; and taking action.  Without enough confidence in yourself, it’s impossible to succeed.

 

How do you build confidence?  Leave your comments in the area below!