"Personal mastery is the discipline of continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision, of focusing our energies, of developing patience, and of seeing reality objectively." -Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline
Slaying your business begins with pushing through life's challenges, obstacles and setbacks. By pushing through you develop this untapped strength and tenacity that gives you access to higher levels of creativity and learn to consciously control your life in accordance with your desires, life purpose, and vision.
In my work as a lifestyle coach, I have observed unique characteristics possessed by those who are fulfilling their highest potential. Characteristics such as:
- Clarity about your life purpose and vision.
- Awareness of your strengths, gifts, and unique contribution.
- Staying focused on activities that capitalize on your creative genius.
- Being inspired, energized, and fully engaged in your life.
- A commitment to creating positive change in the world.
I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing these powerhouses who possess these characteristics and more.Meet Business Slayer: Karen Civil www.KarenCivil.com
What is the best and worst decision you've ever made?
Best decision: Is following my gut and believing in myself and pursuing my purpose in life. Taking the first step is always hard but I'm glad I did.
Worst: Spending many of my early years pretending to be everyone else but myself. Doing whatever it took to stand with the crowd instead of trying to stand out.
What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership?
The notion that it can only be "one". We have been taught in society it can only be one at the top so we find ourselves knocking out the "competition" not realizing the more of us means the more doors being open to us.
What woman inspires you and why?
I can't name just one but of course Michelle, Oprah, Lisa Price & Melody Hobson. Powerful women who continually use their platforms and voice to make changes in our society.
What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
Social media has been a gift & curse. People have now put a time limit on their success thinking if they don't have it by the age of 22 or in 4 months, they are a failure. The "illusion" of the process of success being sped up has caused people to loose focus quickly. People want to mimic success but not successful behavior.
What's one core message you received from your mentors?