As the founder of Remarkable Women, I’m all about women’s successes. I love to facilitate meaningful connections that help women to reach their full potential – to truly be remarkable.
So what does it mean to be a remarkable woman? It means you are uncommon, noticeable, prominent, and outstanding.
In his book, Purple Cow, Seth Godin describes the key to being remarkable as finding a way to stand out (in other words, being the purple cow in a field of Holsteins). And some people say that if you’re not remarkable, you might as well be invisible. Given the choice, I’m pretty sure most all of us would want to be remarkable.
So how do we do that?
For me, being remarkable means being a leader – inspiring others, supporting them, and empowering them. And more than that, it means empowering myself. Being positive and strong.
As women, we need to be reminded that it is okay to put ourselves first. We should be proud of what we do and give ourselves full credit for our successes – even if those successes are in the home! Stay-at-home moms are among the most remarkable women I know.
But whether you derive your success from taking care of your household or working a 40-hour-a-week job, you can constantly find ways to be remarkable…
A leader is not just someone people want to follow, but someone people respect and trust. In everything you do, be that person! Be the type of person you would want to follow (and not because you have to, because you want to). Leaders consistently demonstrate confidence, courage, passion, generosity, and respect. Even if you don’t realize it, you might be a leader already!
Inspiring people is all about living your values. Don’t just say it, live it. For instance, if you care about animals, make that passion a part of your lifestyle (i.e., don’t wear fur, don’t eat meat, etc.). These daily choices speak volumes to others. We inspire by living inspired lives. When your values and ideals are in harmony with your lifestyle, inspiring others comes easily.
Being truly supportive means keeping an open mind and listening to others. It means caring about their successes even if you don’t agree with their decisions. Sometimes, being supportive means putting others first – putting their needs ahead of your own. When you support others, that support will come back to you tenfold.
Empowerment is about promoting self-actualization; it’s what I strive to do with this website and the presentations and speeches I give to women. I see empowerment as making women stronger – as giving them the confidence to truly be remarkable.
The truth is that everyone has the ability to be remarkable! We just need to give ourselves permission to do so. We have to believe that we can do it.
We control our own destinies. Every day, we make choices. And every day, we can – and should – decide to be remarkable. Believe it and you’ll live it. Seize those opportunities to lead, inspire, support, and empower. Go out there and be a remarkable woman!