That dreaded description used to shame the powerful woman.
There was a time that I loved having that word describe me.
I’m 5’ tall.
If anyone could find me intimidating, then I had done my job well.
At least I was being taken seriously. Or so I thought.
Then the loneliness came. Nobody likes an intimidating woman.
Men feel less manly…
Women hate me….
But I’m all heart!
But “heart won’t get you to the top of the ladder of success” they said.
You must be logical,
Keep your nose to the grindstone
Work the long hours
Take the shit projects
Pay your dues
I did it…
Now, I’m intimidating.
Where am I in all of this?
Does this sound like you?
You are the driven visionary woman with playing the man’s game
You were taught how to play it.
You had no idea the price you would pay:
Your Self, your sanity, your joy, your passion, your friendships, feeling safe….
Let your shoulders relax
This is good
All is not lost.
You are exactly where you are meant to be. You have been exactly who you need to be to get here.
Now you get to become You.
The You, you were born to be.
Now you get to have the impact and the influence You knew you could have.
You don’t have to play their game anymore.
Now You are the Game Maker.
The ball…Your ball is in Your court, You make the rules.
It’s always been inside you.
It’s time to excavate the woman the world needs.
The woman You need.