Most women don’t realise their power and what they are capable of. They will often trade their power for acceptance, giving away the one thing that is most important.

I was recently invited to speak at a women’s event about giving away your power.

This topic is very close to my heart because I speak from experience after a very challenging journey. I had completely given away my power. I had given it freely to someone who took advantage of it over a prolonged period. After I built up the courage to break the shackles I went on a journey of healing and self-discovery. That journey enabled me to not only rediscover my power, but it taught me to truly own that power and never let it go!

I want to share with other women how to step into and truly own your power.

Here are my top 4 tips:

1) Learn to live as the most authentic version of you

Firstly you need to tap into who you truly are. What do you love? What’s important to you? Who are you as a person? If you don’t know these answers, ask yourself why? Are you preventing yourself from opening up?

2) Stop playing small

Women often tend to play small. We were often brought up from early childhood learning not to stand out. It’s time to leave this behind! You are placed on this earth for a reason. We all have a gift to share. If you choose not to share this, you are doing yourself and others a disservice. Step into your power and who you are. Play big! You owe it to yourself.

3) Every life experience is a lesson

Every minute of everyday is a lesson, and it is very important to realise and embrace that with open eyes and ears. It doesn’t matter whether you experience something good or bad, there is always a lesson attached to that moment. By finding the lesson in each moment, we are finding the positive in each moment. Which then enables us to grow in a positive mindset, helping us to realise and step into our power.

4) Do what feels good for you

Find what it is that makes you happiest. With the fast pace of modern living, this can be challenging. Take note of everything you do, and the influence it has on you. Incorporate more of the things that make you feel good in your everyday life. Do what you can to minimise the aspects of your life that don’t make you happy. Live your life for you, and allow yourself to be the best version of you, this will allow you to then give more to others.

Ladies it’s time to connect to the most authentic version of you, and truly embrace the new you!

I then encourage you to be a positive influence on other women, help them to find the most authentic version of themselves. It’s time to own your power! And become completely and absolutely 100% you.

Did you get your power back? Please share in the comments below.

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  • Be authentic and go after what you want; even when others put obstacles in your way or try to pull you down.


  • I am used to being in the background, thanks for the article, serves as a great reminder about self worth.


  • This is great. I once did a course about owning your own power and never giving it away. Very good


  • This is something as a parent that I absolutely want to instill in my son. To teach him a lot of what my parents taught me…belief in yourself, the sky is the limit. This would be good to have printed out in my office as a daily reminder to reach for the stars


  • Great tips for all the go getting business women here. Every day mums could learn a thing or two from this too


  • I love this advice! We need to think of ourselves more


  • To be honest im still not 100% sure who I am.
    I know im someone who loves to travel and thats something that ive started to do over the past 2 years after years of longing to get out there and see the World.


  • What an inspiring and positive post. Thank you. I absolutely believe that at age 46 and a Mum, that I’m a better version of myself. I do agree that life experiences give you wisdom and knowledge. I do feel more powerful myself than I have in my life.


  • Great tips – when I finally got away from all who belittled me, I went up in the corporate world and eventually held a great job. Did have an employer who believed in me, but because no-one was putting me down anymore, I was able to show my true worth and therefore was promoted to even what I wasn’t sure I could do. Because of my manager’s faith, I was able to do that and more, because I no longer had people putting me down and saying ‘you can’t do that’ and my new husband kept telling me ‘of course you can do that’. Now I take my life in my own hands – that’s what everyone should do. Don’t let people put you down, not parents, husbands or friends.

    • Good on you ! Glad you could “break free” and leave your past behind.


  • Love these tips and hope everyone who reads them takes them to heart, if they don’t already follow them already.


  • Great article, it’s very positive.. Great for when you aren’t feeling the best.


  • I do like no.3 life experience is definitely a lesson and prepares for the next time!


  • I agree with all the points in this article, and I would just add to point no. 2 about Stop playing small – Often times I find myself being assertive where others might shrink away and be shy. So I would add, “Don’t be afraid to ask, don’t be afraid to try.”


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