This is THE podcast that advances women toward economic, social and political achievement. Hosted by Betty Collins, CPA, and Director at Brady Ware and Company. Betty also serves as the Committee Chair for Empowering Women, and Director of the Brady Ware Women’s Initiative. Each episode is presented by Brady Ware and Company, committed to empowering women to go their distance in the workplace and at home.
I think most people in life have a potentially harmful habit of rehearsing their troubles. If you constantly rehearse your troubles, what does that mean? You’re thinking, you’re talking, you’re laying awake at night, and you’re playing something over and over in your mind. It often starts with a simple comment from someone around you, and it consumes you.
Join me as I discuss how I learned to go through my troubles when they occur rather than rehearsing them over and over in my mind.
Do you feel unappreciated, undervalued, overbooked, underutilized, or overlooked? Maybe you think you’re an afterthought. Take a step back and ask a simple question:
“Do I value who I am?”
If you don’t value who you are, why should anybody else? If you value something, you protect it, invest in it, brag about it, and love it. In this episode of Inspiring Women, Betty talks about the importance of valuing who you are and how it starts with you.
A lot of people don’t realize that the most important part of the destination is the journey you take to get there. All our lives, we’re thinking about the next “thing,” the next destination. We easily lose sight of the journey with all of life’s distractions, but we live the journey day-to-day, and we need to enjoy those moments as they come.
Join me as I converse with Elise Mitchell, the author of Leading Through the Turn, a fresh take on leadership that offers simple yet impactful takeaways, in this episode of Inspiring Women. It’s an “all in the trenches” handbook from a leader who has found far more success in her journey than her destination.
When empowerment and entitlement are your state of mind of your family, your office or your business, anything is possible.
You’re entitled to nothing, but you’re empowered to do anything. To talk about that, we need to define the difference between entitlement and empowerment because they are two very different things. When I examined the meanings and characteristics of entitlement and empowerment, I found that empowered people have a lot more characteristics of which all were positive.
The answer is simple: we want empowerment around us, and we want to empower. But doing that is hard, and it’s never-ending work. Join me as I discuss empowerment in this episode of Inspiring Women.
I am a big believer in reading. It’s enjoyable, but it’s also about gaining a different perspective. And reading a story is totally different from telling a story.
What is your story and have you told it to anyone? Your story is everything you have experienced: the bad, the good, the ugly, all of it. It has the ability to change the world in which you live, to have an impact on those around you, to be inspirational, and to help you reflect on yourself.
Here’s my challenge to you. Write your story, get with someone and tell it, and then figure out how to use it to impact the world around you.
What is confidence? How would your life improve if you were more self-confident? What can you do to boost your confidence? In Brady Ware’s latest podcast episode, learn the characteristics of a confident woman and how you can apply the self-confidence formula to your life.
In this episode I cover:
The self-confidence formula for women:
Handouts for the Podcast:
The “nevers” became my opportunities once I chose to consider them. Why do we say “never” first?
1) Youth and inexperience
2) Lack of confidence
3) Easy is easier
4) No guidance
5) Fear is paralyzing
My “nevers” included:
Never going to use my accounting degree.
Never going to be a CPA.
Never going to be the employer, content with being an employee.
Never going to merge.
My “never” became “Maybe, OK, Probably” and finally “Yes” due to influencers and facing my challenges.
What are your challenges?
Do you value who you are – no one will ever value you as much as YOU
Are you leveraging your uniqueness?
Are you paralyzed by fear?
When and how you do say NO – that is not a never!
“Nevers” just may be your opportunities.
Be more aware of the people in your life. Ask more questions versus acceptance. No one will value you more than you. Paralyzed by fear, you will miss your moment. Leverage your uniqueness, it is your journey.