Empowerment is a transformative force that allows individuals to take control of their lives, make positive choices, and achieve their goals. By embracing empowerment principles, we can unlock our full potential and create a life filled with fulfillment and success. In this article, we will explore three key empowerment principles that have the power to change your life for the better.
Empowerment Principal #1: Let go of Judgement
The first empowerment principle is letting go of the addiction to labeling things as right or wrong, good or bad. Consider this: problems and challenges are creations of a fear-based perspective on life. When we rise above our fear - what remains is opportunity.
Empowerment Parable: The Man With The Horse
A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!”
The farmer replied, “I don't know if it is a good thing or a bad thing, all I know is that yesterday I had a horse, and today I don't have a horse."
A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a herd of wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out, “Your horse has returned, and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!”
The farmer replied, “I don't know if it is a good thing or a bad thing, all I know is that yesterday I didn't have a horse, and today I have a herd of horses."
Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the mares and she threw him to the ground, breaking his leg. The villagers cried, “Your son broke his leg, what terrible luck!”
The farmer replied, “I don't know if it is a good thing or a bad thing, all I know is that yesterday I my son had two healthy legs, and today he has one broken leg.
A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, recruiting all the able-bodied boys for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son, still recovering from his injury. Friends shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!”
To which the farmer replied, “I don't know if it is a good thing or a bad thing....."
Rather than telling yourself a story about something being absolutely good or absolutely bad, consider that you might not see the full picture yet.
Empowerment Principal #2: The Answers Lie Within
The second empowerment principle is understanding that the answers lie within. Every single one of us is greater and wiser than we appear to be. I'd estimate that nearly 85% of all human beings spend most of their time buffeted between victim-passivity and anger-conflict. Fear-based thinking makes us accustomed to focusing on the problems instead of the solutions. The solutions are always there, if we don't see them, then we just haven't paid attention to them yet. This is great news because it mans that you have all the answers that you need.
Empowerment Principal #3: Self-Empowerment through Action
The third empowerment principle is taking ownership of your life and embracing self-empowerment through action. Recognize that you have the power to shape your reality and make choices that align with your goals and values. Each moment describes who you are and gives you the opportunity to decide if that's who you want to be. Today's version of you is a result of everything you've experienced and chosen up to this moment. Yet today's version of you is a work in progress, it is not yet set in stone. The past doesn't determine your future. You can choose to remold yourself and increasingly become more of who you truly want to be.
Remember, empowerment is a journey, and it requires attention and intention. By implementing these principles, you move towards unlocking your true potential, overcome obstacles with greater ease, and creating a life that is aligned with your unique authenticity.
Empowerment coaching is more than gaining support to get from point A to point B. It is a transformational process where you become a more conscious leader of your life, making choices that are not based on fear, assumptions, interpretations or limiting beliefs. In depth coaching will assist you to find aspirations and potential that you never even knew existed within yourself. You will become someone who is not held back by circumstances and challenges that would normally throw just about anyone for a loop.
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Mindy is also a licensed mediator, communications coach, and conflict resolution practicer. As a mediator, she has worked both in private practice and as a court appointment mediator at her local county courthouse.
Through her innovative approach, she assists clients in examining their limiting beliefs, questioning their assumptions about how the world works, and releasing the notion that they are anything less than perfect. As a result, individuals who work with Mindy cultivate the ability to stand firm in their beliefs, live authentically and decisively, and discover an experience of life that is easy and graceful.
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