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Today’s guest author is Margie Analise, mentor, motivator and spark plug of self-confidence and success who helps women entrepreneurs ignite the extraordinary in their life and business. Margie offers a free coaching course, or you can send her your question about life, style or business, and you could be featured in her Q&A video segment, Spotlight + Solution!


power of self-confidenceWhether your other role as a woman is entrepreneur, working mom, business leader, or something in between, there is a synergy of two elements that creates a key so crucial to your success in business and life, that you can’t get your big on without it.

Before I tell you what it is, I want to share a little story with you of how this key was revealed to me through a very powerful personal experience.

My older sister was always a major influence in my life. We had a very close relationship; and my own identity was deeply rooted in our connection. We laughed together, cried together, and went through a whole lot of what life dished out together. When she lost her battle to cancer, it shook me to the very core of my being. In essence, I didn’t know who I was anymore. My personal stock plummeted – I didn’t know if I believed I could be successful, or even if I deserved to have success. I was so lost.

During this time I was in the early stages of growing my business. The very time when I most needed to have my “stuff” together ended up being the time when my stuff fell apart. My business went sideways, and so did my life.

Ultimately, what I learned from this was the most powerful catalyst in creating my greatest happiness and prosperity – I had the key.

By finding my way back from the land of the lost and weakened heart, it was revealed that my emotional state had been unconsciously sabotaging me by fusing into everything I did.

I no longer conveyed conviction in my message, and I exuded the fact that I was no longer confident in myself or what I was doing.

Not knowing who you are, and not having a sense of self-worth will undermine every action your educated, skillful, logical mind directs you to do.

Unless you take action from a place of healthy self-esteem, doing all the right things won’t yield you the abundance of results you could be getting.

There are so many women who feel lost, who don’t have a strong sense of self; who feel like they don’t even know who they are anymore. Perhaps this has happened to you too, or maybe, just maybe this is where you are today.

So often this happens when roles in life change lanes. Whether you go from career woman to first time mom, through a divorce, or find yourself at the end of a deeply significant relationship, in the way that I did. These events can leave you in a space of unfamiliarity with who you are and what you’re all about. It undermines your sense of self, and demotes your sense of self-worth.

Power of synergy and knowing

The key to your success is in the synergy created through the clarity of knowing who you are, and the fortitude with which you believe in and actualize your value.

If you don’t know who you are, you can’t resonate your worth. If you don’t see value in yourself or your message (service, product), neither will anyone else. It infuses into how you convey your message, the depth of your aspirations, and the breadth of your actions. It conveys an impression on others about your level of confidence and credibility and affects how they perceive and interact with you.

These things are what power your ability to optimally leverage your business savvy, knowledge, experience and skills. They integrate into whether you aim high or aim low. Whether you aspire or settle. Whether you see a failure as a reason to stop, or a lesson to learn from and persevere.

So, consider if your esteem tank is low, or even empty, how do you fuel your best life, your best work? You don’t – whether you can see it or not.

Self-confidence inventory

When is the last time you took a conscious inventory of where you are within? Have you been committing self-demotion of your personal needs and worth in consideration of that of others?

You owe it to the forecast of your future achievements to have the courage to delve inward and ask some pivotal questions that will help direct you to greater success.

  • How well do I really know myself?
  • Where do I rate my sense of self-worth?
  • What do I need to do to ignite and amplify my personal power to propel my prosperity?

You have the power to do this. Get to know yourself and forge your paramount self-worth. When you do, then you have the key you need to really get your BIG on!

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