The importance of a phrase originally coined by Bob Proctor and also used by leadership master, John Maxwell, ‘The legs of our legacy‘, was recently reinforced by an email I received from a Saskatchewan PowHERhouse who recently attended our Saskatoon PowHERlunch.
The women attending these events are trying to convince themselves that they are worthy to be anything they want to be… Until we have a generation that truly believes in themselves (as leaders)…
Until we have a generation that truly believes in themselves as leaders…
⚠ We will continue to spin our wheels
⚠ Progress in women’s leadership will continue to be slow
⚠ Leadership offerings, coaching and personal development opportunities will continue to soar as women seek to heal themselves
We can continue to inch our way forward with incremental change, or we can commit to making EPIC SH*T happen. When you look at the world around you, which do you feel is the more compelling option? I’m going to side with PowHERhouses like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jody Wilson-Raybould who are standing their ground, finding their voice, and taking their lead.
It’s not about us.
Our job in this generation of leaders is to heal, learn and grow, paving a clear path for the absolutely over-the-top amazing leaders coming up behind us. Yes, many of us struggle with blocks and barriers around worthiness, self-acceptance and playing small. These limiting encumbrances need to be openly discussed, worked through, healed and forgiven – not passed down to yet another generation. We have the opportunity to break the cycle and raise future leaders who believe in themselves deeply and in ALL that is possible, allowing our healing to turn to action and impact. The legs of our legacy.
Emerging leaders are definitely a ‘Show me, don’t tell me!’ generation.
If they see it, they can be it. Our job is to plant the seeds of possibility and provide a clear path that allows their gifts, talents and potential to be optimally leveraged and fully realized. The legs of our legacy.
Why is this important? Why should we care? A wave of change is coming.
We can either be prepared or not.
Canada’s biggest demographic wave in history is inching towards retirement as we approach 2030.
The legs of our legacy.