Empowerment – it’s a word that’s becoming more and more popular since it resonates with so many people. The folks at Merriam-Webster offer this definition: emÂ·powÂ·er: 1) to give power to 2) to promote the self-actualization or influence of.
From enabling cultural revolutions to helping individuals connect to their passions, the internet is a tremendous source of empowerment. Entrepreneurs and visionaries with a story to tell have boosted their influence in huge ways thanks to blogs and social media.
And yet, the web can also be so disempowering. Have you ever felt totally paralyzed by all the ways you could share your message and all the ways you could connect? If you’re not careful, time and focus can be sucked away from you the moment you log into Facebook. And then there’s the frustration and disappointment you feel when you’re posting and sharing and it seems like no one can hear you in all the noisy online chaos. It can all be a tough combination!
So how do you make the great possibilities of the internet work for you and your business and how do you avoid getting tangled up in distractions?
One way is to forget about the platforms and the technical details for a while and focus on what you really want to accomplish. Why are you online in the first place? You wish to grow and nurture your community. You hope to share a message that makes people’s lives easier or more beautiful. You want to build a stronger business to support your family and make a difference.
You’re most empowered – and empowering – when you build strong relationships and you do the work that really matters. Focus on these essential elements of personal and professional success first and then trust that the digital pieces will fall into place.
I’m excited to join twelve other leaders and entrepreneurs who really understand these ideas in a free telesummit — hosted by my friends Marisa Goudy & Corinna Rake — called Connection Without Overwhelm. All of the guest experts in this series embody “Online Empowerment” in different ways and we’re thrilled to share our stories, our strategies, and systems for online and offline success with you.
Discover how you can build relationships, do work that matters, and find balance online. You’ll receive all of the recordings (and some bonuses) when you sign up here.
See you there!
Here’s to living an inspired & creative life,