Are You Self-Empowered?

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As long as I can remember I have been interested in self-empowerment.  

From my early days with Merle Norman Cosmetics as a franchise owner and Estee Lauder as a corporate trainer and now as a lifestyle entrepreneur, I learned the importance of focusing on improving myself, not just as an employee but also as an individual.

So when I ventured out to be an entrepreneur, I had a strong self-empowerment mindset.

One of the most important areas of self-empowerment to me was learning about being self-empowered.  So let’s look at it.

What is self-empowerment, or what makes a person self-empowered?

“Self-empowerment is seeking the solution rather than fixating on the problem.” – Coach Bobbi

Basically, a person who is self-empowered has made the conscious decision to take charge of his or her life and destiny.  

This means they do not rely on others, but instead take the lead to make decisions, plan and take action to achieve what they want.  

Self-empowered people understand their strengths and weaknesses, and are motivated to learn what they do not know in order to achieve.

They have a strong confidence in themselves, their abilities and capabilities.  

“Everything is within our power, and your power is within you.” – Janice Trachtman, American Author, Catching What Life Throws at You

I remember applying for a job in HR for a retail store group.  I had the experience and background in retail management but not totally in HR, except for hiring and firing staff. 

Now if I was not self empowered I would probably not even have applied, but I did my homework, learned what I needed to know and got the job.

So how do we become self-empowered? 

You have to believe in yourself, that you can do it.  So build your confidence in yourself. 

Have a personal growth mindset.  Learn who and what you are.

Look at all of your strengths and weaknesses.  Understand that you cannot be everything and do everything – instead look at other ways to address shortfalls, perhaps  a course, a mentor, etc.

Change your attitude. 

You need to have a positive one, not a negative one if you want to take control of your life.  

Give yourself positive self-talk on a regular basis.  Don’t accept that little voice in your head that says “you can’t do it.”  Say to yourself instead, “What do I need so that I can do it?” or “Who can help me do it?”

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”– Benjamin Disraeli, Former UK Prime Minister

And have a network of positive thinking people around you that will give you positive support as well.

Then set reasonable goals and actions to achieve what you want.    

Measurable, achievable goals are an important component of self-empowerment and will help you build even more self-confidence.

Finally, determine the actions you need to take to achieve those reasonable goals.  

Success does not come overnight.  Rome was not built in a day.   It takes time and your strong commitment to do the actions to achieve the goal.  But it will happen.

I remember when I started real estate investing. 

I didn’t know anything but I learned from the experts, set reasonable goals and took the necessary actions to build a million dollar real estate portfolio.

So these are just a few of the requirements to be self-empowered.  There are many others.  

But remember this – Self Empowerment is an inside job. (Best positive

If you want to know more about self-empowerment, I would love to talk to you. 


About the author 

Deborah MacDonald

After almost 25 years as an entrepreneur, I continue to grow my business, my passive income streams and my wealth. And now I mentor others on their wealth journeys by teaching them how to fund their own freedom lifestyle.

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