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Self Love Important Attribute For Women

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day Wisdom, Thursday Thoughts for Women Entrepreneurs, Women in Business, Females

In the past I have written about “love for customers” and “love of entrepreneurship” in my Valentine’s Day blog post, but today, because this year has been so different for me, I am going to write about self-love. The kind of love you truly need to have to get through life and business.

Every day women entrepreneurs all over the globe, wake up, look in the mirror, prepare for important business meetings, juggle family issues and partner relationships and and ask themselves, “Am I good enough?” The reflection we see in the mirror may give us a positive or negative answer to the concept of self-love. The amount of money we have in our bank account provides feedback on our business success. The third question dealing with personal relationships shines through around the dinner table, over Skype and even in text messages.

Through the years, I have given positive reinforcement to thousands of women entrepreneurs struggling with a lack of confidence in starting a business, public speaking, sales calls and customer service. The most important conversations I had were with women about their own self-worth. Born with a strong self-confidence 54 years ago, I have always had a strong sense of self and purpose being who I was in life and business. It has only been this past year losing all my hair and physical beauty that I doubted my role as a woman in life and business.

No matter the good intentions from so many kind people from customers to family members to strangers, I haven’t been able to deal 100% with my alopecia condition. Hope against hope, treatment after treatment, kind words accompanied by kind words, I haven’t been able to fully grasp who I am now when the reflection in the mirror is so different than the half century of life before the disease. I can still give positive words, thoughtful advice and support to the women I serve, but I find it difficult to give it to myself. I’m sure all women have felt this at some point in their life when faced with adversity.

My words of wisdom are always to lift and empower women through difficulties in business, but sometimes my own words don’t penetrate my heart. I feel better giving love to others than to myself. Being kind to strangers is natural for me so is gushing over the women I serve; but being especially gentle with myself eludes me.

That’s why today of all days, on Valentine’s Day, I have decided to be extra kind to myself and spend some time contemplating the good in my life and in myself. I hope you do the same thing. You don’t need a disease to teach you this lesson; you only need self awareness and love in your heart for not only the people in your life but for yourself as well.

I hope you take me up on this powerful gift and lighten your own life the best way you can – by accepting and loving yourself just the way you are. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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