- June 28, 2013
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Ruth Writes
Inspired Self Leadership by Jacque Allschwang
Are you a diamond in the rough or a shiny star needing support to help you shine?
All leadership begins with self leadership. Until you take responsibility for becoming a leader of self, effective leadership of others is impossible. While Self Leadership may be quite simple, it certainly is not easy and you have to be willing and committed to undertake what may be an exciting, tremendous if sometimes challenging and demanding journey of personal growth, development, transformation and inspiration.
Do you often feel…?
Frustrated that you are not living up to your full potential
Trapped by the expectations and demands of others
Scared to say what is really on your mind and in your heart
One’s authentic self can often be hidden beneath layers of unresolved emotion and limiting beliefs and thinking patterns that run your behavior without even really knowing exactly how this is happening. The internal feelings that come up when a poor self relationship exists include a sense of disconnection, loneliness, inner emptiness or void, fear, internal anxiety / chaos, inadequacy, poor confidence levels and inner conflict to name a few. Some of the externally visible effects of a weak or disconnected relationship with self may manifest as health challenges, exhaustion, overwhelm, poor concentration, lack of focus or discipline, scatteredness, unmanageable and unexpressed anger, inability to relax, sleep or express personal needs and ultimately an inability to achieve the results you want in your life, resulting in a sense of stuckness. When there is an imbalance in your system, these symptoms may first present themselves as a gentle whisper, but left unattended without reflection and redress – they will eventually become a noisy roar. By that time, you may already be in crisis mode.
Do you ever ask yourself…?
Why do people not hear me or see my potential
Why can’t I say what I really feel and think q What do I need to do to be able to fully express who I really am
How can I make some life enhancing changes?
There will always be forces in our lives that will trigger or destabilize us – whether in our external environment or within our own personal selves and energy fields. If you find yourself experiencing the same problems and challenges over and over again or repeating the same un-resourceful responses, this is a red flag to a limiting or disempowering pattern that may exist within you, something which needs to be noticed, addressed and released.
Are you ready to…?
Release what is keeping you stuck
Reconnect with your authentic self
Individuate your decision making process
Create your life as an expression of who you really are
Find your voice
Once you are aware of a recurring pattern, experience or uncomfortable feeling and take ownership of this as a personal creation, this in actual fact represents an opportunity to deepen your relationship with yourself, release emotional baggage, get clear about what is important to you and what you really want, to establish which leadership qualities you want to cultivate along the way, to access powerful new resources and to demonstrate self leadership through making some empowering decisions and choices.
“Inspired Self Leadership is the key that unlocks doorways on the path to True Freedom.” Jacque A