To imagine one day without women seems difficult so why do we really need a special day dedicated to the women? Yes we do because we believe in celebrating whats special. Most of the women have zilch idea of how remarkable and indispensable they are. The mist is now clearing; we met these wonderful and awesome women who are marvelous mothers, spoiling sisters, glamorous girlfriends, wonderful wives, tenacious workers and entrepreneurs and most of all who are one hundred percent sure about themselves. They’ve been there, done that and now they are here to share something that could change our pattern of thinking and inspire us to look beyond the wall. Rejoice and tap into the feminine or sensitive aspect of you and celebrate the International Women’s Day with great fervor.
“For me womanhood is about women being proud of being women and embracing their femininity with confidence and boldness. They must be strong and get rid of low self-esteem and guilt and stop minimizing themselves. I would like to tell all women to forget about limitations and say yes to their life with the challenges it comes with, yes to their dreams and yes to their potential. I ask women around the world to change their mindset and open themselves up to the field of possibilities and bring miracles in their life. They should never quit on themselves. Whatever it takes they must go big and aim to achieve beyond their own reality and be awesome.
We were born to be real not perfect. We are worthy and we deserve the best. Our greatness should be celebrated. We should carry each other, embrace sisterhood and appreciate other women and their experiences,” says Mireille Toulekima, founder and managing partner of the oil and gas company MT Energy Resources located in Perth Australia working on projects globally and mainly in Africa, philanthropist and an author of a book entitled, “Local Content Key Enabler For Oil and Gas projects in Emerging Markets.
Sarah Cordiner , only 18 days away from due date and still working full time teaching, public speaking and consulting. She laughed and said,“This kid is gonna come out wearing a cape and she’ll be running Main Training by the time she’s 5!” Sarah is an online coach and CEO of Main Training, winner of influential 100 Awards 2015 and 2016, founder of Edupreneur Awards. She recalls that when she started her own business venture in the UK at the age of 19, she had $17 in her bank and no idea of business, her folks ridiculed her. She was coming from a gypsy background where female entrepreneurship and education was frowned upon.She also remembers the day when she had a presentation to do in a boardroom full of men, the moment she entered the room, she noticed a few of them exchanging looks and nudging each other with their elbows, expecting it to be a laugh but it did not intimidate her instead she quite enjoyed the challenge to demonstrate her credibility, capability, skills and competency in her subject matter and so the next reaction she got was jaw-dropping and awe. She liked the look of “we-didn’t expect-that!” She said that this worked to her advantage and she could capture their attention. She says it is important to change the way we react and keep a positive outlook and everything will work out to our advantage.
“As somebody who has really created for themselves a life that once seemed impossible, from nothing, I would like to just remind that you have within you power to truly create anything that you can possibly imagine, that you are the only limit to anything that you can experience in your life, if you can find within yourself the self-efficacy, the self-belief then stop limiting yourself and continuously learn and educate yourself and speak to others about the dreams you have, and yes, it is absolutely possible! Do not give up on that dream. Take small steps along the way and you can have anything that you wish for.“
Sherry, a psychologist and NLP practitioner, is the founder and principal coach at Inner Rhythm, a Melbourne based company. Her mission is to help as many people as possible to develop personal leadership skills. She has worked with a variety of people including small business owners, international scholars (PhD and Masters students), people going to work in mining, teenagers and their families and inmates in a maximum security prison.
Sherry’s story is unique, and yet it isn’t. She doesn’t view herself as special for overcoming her past. Her belief is that people are resilient if they have the right tools. At the age of 3 she was taken by her father from her mother. For the next 10 years she lived with her grandmother. At the age of 13 her family reunited and Sherry’s life was thrown into chaos. The stability she had known was gone and this started a journey of drugs, alcohol, teenage pregnancy and so many risky behaviors that it’s a miracle she lived. After becoming a mother at 17 years of age Sherry dedicated her life to learning why we do what we do. What makes someone an alcoholic? An abuser? At 31 years of age she was left with 3 young children, a business that operated 12 hours a day, 7 days a week and a $300000 debt. This journey has seen her study at University and obtain 3 degrees in 4 years, become a Reiki Master, NLP trainer and allowed her to work closely with some of the greatest minds in the world including Tony Robbins, Jon Demartini, John Assaraf, Jordan Belfort and many others.
On International Women’s Day, Sherry says, “Embrace all of who you are, like all of the female aspects of you and all that you’ve inherited from your predecessors, mothers and grandmothers and just relax into it. Don’t struggle against perceived ideals of how things should be and don’t struggle against yourself. It’s okay if you want to nurture, it’s okay if you want to be nurtured, It’s okay if you want to go to the board room, it’s okay if you want to negotiate for more pay. You are okay just as you are, so just accept it and slowly move towards that.”
So here, I leave you with a beautiful thought and invite you to share this day with the special women you know by sending the choicest collection of greetings to them.