This is something that I’ve pondered and played with in my head these lasts months, when in hibernation. Everywhere around me, in blog posts, in forums, in podcasts and in books… the call is going out to women everywhere. Claim your worth. Take on the world and change it. Take center stage!!
And that’s fine.
If you want to be there.
Maybe you don’t.
And that should really be fine, too.
It doesn’t have to be because you have blocks and hidden issues with your self-esteem, secretly hiding in someone else’s shadow, just yearning to be set free.
Because here’s the thing.
We are different. We need to do different things.
I don’t care if you call it a life mission or a soul calling or if you go about it the more practical way and just want to apply your skills and your talents in the best way to make yourself happy and maybe make other people happy as well. It doesn’t matter.
What matters is this:
If you really don’t want to take center stage, you probably shouldn’t.
Not because you don’t belong up there with the elite, not because you don’t deserve it, not because you’re not worth the attention and the time.
But because that’s not who you are.
You are not flawed for not wanting to.
There is nothing wrong with loving the backstage life more than the spotlights.
Nothing at all.
Hey, let’s look at it this way:
It would actually be a deep crisis if all women decided to have their own business. There would be no nurses. No female teachers, no nice ladies at the grocery store, no nannies, no child care… Sure, we’d have a battalion of women changing the business world, doing wonderful things for the community in their own way, maybe even changing the financial situation and creating philanthropic miracles… but the REAL world, as most of us experience it on a daily basis… that would suffer immensely.
Really. It would.
If you are one of those women, getting sucked in by the entrepreneur dreams, trying to make yourself want to take center stage and thinking that you need to face your fears to get to where you need to be… (and that seems to be the mantra, doesn’t it, face your fears and push through)…
I just want to let you know that it’s OK.
You don’t have to be a Shining Business Star to change the world. You don’t have to push yourself to be what you think you need to be, not if it’s not in true alignment with who you really are.
You are changing the world by just being in it.
Every smile you give, every night you spend hugging your children, every small thing you do in the job you already have, every word you write on your little, almost unknown blog…
It matters a lot.
Because the world would fall apart if you didn’t.