“ WEEK 124 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
Here’s a little piece of wisdom from a Matthew McConaughey movie—yes, seriously. The line, from one of his romantic comedies entitled Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), is said by his main character, “Someone once told me that the power in all relationships lies with whoever cares less, and he was right. But power isn’t happiness, and I think that maybe happiness comes from caring more about people rather than less.”
When we think about power in terms of control, it becomes more about collusion and manipulation. If power is just about being able to manage other people and seeing to it they eventually bend to your will, then what good are all the gains we make in our career and our bank accounts are they if we lose ourselves and others in the process? Power is about more than ensuring that you succeed in your goals. It’s about lighting your own torch and passing it on.
If you go onto believe that you’re not important, you’ll remain unimportant. In the same way that people have different ideas of what a luxurious vacation may be—some may think it’s lying on a beach in Cabo, others binging on room service and watching On Demand—you will have a different idea of what power means. It’s up to you to decide what you want empowered to mean.
You hold your own candle in this world. You can watch as your own candle illuminates the world around you, and you can still pass it on. Your flame doesn’t get any dimmer by sharing your contributions with others. Now that is something I can say, “Alright, Alright, Alright” to!
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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