There’s a difference between force + power.
When it comes to leadership, much of what we see modeled is FORCE.
Power is different.
Power doesn’t need to force. It flows.
Power doesn’t have to demand. It commands.
Power is self-connected, self-led and exudes an essence sooo wildly + inexplicably magnetic that other people cannot resist her presence.
There is no force that can dominate that power.
There is no force that can dominate TRUE POWER.
The problem is, many of us have been programmed to believe force IS power.
We have been programmed to believe that we have to MAKE IT happen.
We have been conditioned to see one another as threats + therefore we operate with a mindset of destruction over collaboration.
We have been trained forget the power of our partnership.
Partnership with ourselves.
Partnership with one another.
Partnership with the work that we want to do in the world.
We have been trained to separate, to isolate, and to destroy.
I was and I did.
For years I saw every person (specifically women) I met as a threat + competition.
For years I didn’t trust myself + I definitely didn’t trust you.
The “forces that be” don’t want us to remember what happens when we come together collectively.
They stay in power when we stay disempowered.
Here’s what I learned…
Force is fear disguised as power.
True power is found inside of our connection to ourselves and each other.