Step into your own power and create your own success

Updated: 4 days ago

Today, I'm going to be talking about stepping into your own power. This is such a bold thing to do and a lot of people go throughout their whole life not actually doing it. Not realizing their full potential. So I want to share with you some insights into how you can be bold, and find out just how much you are truly capable of.


What does stepping into your own power actually mean?

Stepping into your power means that you have the courage to make hard decisions even when they might not be the decisions that people necessarily agree with. So you might not always be popular, which can fill many people with dread as they may believe that fitting in and not standing out gives them a better chance of success.


Being in your own power and stepping into it with confidence is about being honest. It's about communicating effectively. It's really leading from the heart with integrity, and authenticity in everything that you do.


You want to let people know that you care, that you pay attention to them, and that you want to lead by example. But, in addition to this you want to show vulnerability, you want people to see the real you and what goes off behind the scenes, because it's not just about being this powerful icon. It's about being authentic and relatable. It's about standing in your own power, being confident, and having the belief in your own ability to make change, and to make an impact, but doing that in a way that enables people to see you for who you are. Not just being a carbon copy of someone else out there.


I'm going to share some tips with you on how you can step into your own power. Because, as I say a lot of people go throughout life, and they never realise their full potential. They're too afraid of being judged and worried about people thinking that they're a Mr Know-It-All.

Rather than just being themselves and showing up authentically, sharing experience, sharing advice, sharing insight, so that they can help other people, they instead stay stuck in this cycle of doubt, worry, and the need to fit in.


If you haven't yet figured out how to step into your own power, and it does take a lot of effort, now is the time for you to do just that. It will take work, you have to be consistent and you are going to have days when you just don't feel like you're that confident, that you're in your power circle. It is however, very achievable for each and every one of us.





Ways that you can start to step into your own power

Here are some tips to help you step into your own power, and ways for you to try and maintain that so that you can help yourself, and help those that you are serving.


1. Acknowledge where you are and define where you are aiming to be

A great way to help you in stepping into your power is to acknowledge where you are and define where you are aiming to be. It's time for you to start thinking about the bigger picture.


Where are you aiming for?

What do you intend to do?

What impact do you want to make?


It's not just about you knowing this either, you need to communicate this with other people. You want to share that ambition with people to let them know that this is the direction that you are heading. This is what you're doing. This is how you can help them.


Once you understand that ambition, that bigger picture, and that vision of what you're aiming for, it's going to help you determine how to develop products and services that truly meet your customers needs, and how to live a life and run a business that works towards this ambition.


2. Cut the negative chatter - internally and externally

Stepping away from negative self-talk is the another area that you can focus on to work towards being in your own power.


As humans we talk ourselves down a lot, and in a range of different areas too; our weight, our ability to reach our goals, the way we look, the way we talk, etc. Negative self-talk paralyses us, it stops us from taking any action whatsoever, and it holds us back. It prevents us from exploring new opportunities and from taking risks that that deep down we know will supercharge our potential and enable us to up-level, both in our lives and businesses.


So, you've got to cut out that negative self talk and I'll be honest it's hard. We've become so accustomed to doing it, we've become accustomed to always talking ourselves down, and having these limiting beliefs, so you have to work on pushing past that to get to where you want to be.


A great way to work on cutting out negative self-talk is to have some positive affirmations that reinforce positive messages about yourself, about your life, about your business, and about anything else that you're trying to overcome.


Affirmations are things that you repeatedly say to yourself; words and phrases that you might place around your home or around your office, so that you can continually reminded of them and train your brain that these are the reality.


Sometimes you can hear these words and phrases from other people and it sinks in; you actually start to believe what they are say. However, for other people, you can hear it a million times but it will never sink in, so you have to find what works for you.


It may help you to record your own audio affirmations so that you can listen to yourself saying these these positive words and phrases. Hearing these can make you feel good, and help you in realising the potential that you have, and strengthen your inner belief that you are capable of achieving the goals that you set.


Doing this like this can help with keeping that the negative self talk away. It can help you create the inner believe that you are capable of achieving your goals, and can help you continue to take action and continue to move forward.


3. Advocate for others

Thinking not just about yourself but about other people too is another great step towards your honing in your power.


Advocating for other people, thinking less about being competitive and stopping yourself from shooting people and their ideas down, can help you in building a strong community of people that trust and believe in you. This in itself is incredible but it can also lead to so many other things, like collaborating with others to better serve your own or their audience, helping people to step up, and being seen as a leader in your industry.


Having healthy competition is great and it can really push you to become better at what you do, but it can also become this huge barrier that stops you from actually moving forward if you fear that having competition will limit your ability to achieve success. It's important to remember that there are plenty of people out there who could become your customer, there are plenty of people out there that want to be your friend, to collaborate with you, etc. but, not everyone is your person and you will have people that are not interest in you and your brand at all. Instead they will opt to work with your competitor. This is not a bad thing, this just proves that you have your people, and they have theirs. There are plenty of other fish in the sea as they say.


Instead of looking too much at what is happening with others in your industry and getting overwhelmed, focus in on advocating for others and focus in on you and what you are doing. Helping others to up-level, to help them to share their skills and their experience, to add value, and to believe in themselves, ultimately helps you. They will look to you as a role model, will turn to you for support when they need it, and will thank you in so many different ways for all of the support that you have given them on their journey.


4. Ask for help when it's needed

Again, this is something that we as humans struggle with. If you aren't in the best of places with your mindset, it can be quite a scary thing asking for help. And trust me, I've been there plenty of times. But, if you don't ask for help when you need it, you will never push past the things that are holding you back because you're only seeing it from your perspective and will continue to go round and round in circles.


On the days where you're feeling more positive, where you mindset is in a better place, you may be in a better position to push past some of the things that are holding you back but, honestly, you need other people's opinions. You need to understand what other people think about a situation, on a question or whatever the scenario is; not because you've got to listen to and do exactly what they say, but, it gives you a different perspective.


Powerful people know when to seek assistance and to get constructive feedback from others so that they can learn and they can develop. It may be hard to do especially if your a proud person, but unless you're willing to reach out and ask, you will never know what opportunities you could have had as a result.


5. Acknowledge and face your fears

Another tricky thing to do, but again so important with helping you wholly step into your power, is to acknowledge and face your fears, assuming that it is not dangerous to do so!


Your fears both known and unknown can hold you back so much. There are fears that are rational, fears that are irrational but regardless, they still feel very real to you and understanding how you can push past these is a sure-fire way to help you become a more stronger and powerful version of you.


If you can take time to acknowledge what your fears may be, the big and the small, and you can look at ways to address these fears, or face them, you can start to make headway and reduce the impact that they're having on your life and business by holding you back.


Your fears hold you back from what you are capable of, from being the person that you're meant to be, they can dominate your life, and they can prevent you from ever achieving your goals.


To work on this, once you have acknowledged what fears you have, you can start to look at what baby steps you can take to help you move forward. What steps you can take to push you outside of your comfort zone, to take new risks and to build your confidence in relation to these areas.


6. Take time out for you

You can be as powerful as ever, you can be connecting with people, you can be delivering great offers to people, you can be serving people at your highest level, but you need some time out for you. It doesn't matter who you are, this applies to you.


If you don't take time out for you on a regular basis, you'll end up burnout, stressed, overwhelmed and overall, will lack creativity. At some point, you will probably also look back and think, where am I, I've lost myself in all of this.


To help with this, make sure to schedule time throughout the day, if not daily, then at least a few times a week to just have some 'you time'.


This can be whatever works for you. It could be reading a book, listening to a podcast, it could be going for a walk in nature, it could be whatever you deem to be your time. This time is for you, and you only.


The benefits of taking time out for you might include having a more positive mindset, becoming more creative which can lead to new ideas, it can help you to think about things differently and from new perspectives. It can enable you to feel more in-tune with yourself and your needs, wants and desires, and build your internal belief system that you are capable of achieving what you desire.


There are many other steps that you can take to help you in stepping into your power and I'll share more over the coming weeks and months, but for now these are some initial steps to help guide the way.


As always, have fun with it and don't take yourself too seriously!

 

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