What kind of role model would you call yourself? Positive or Maybe Negative? Each of us are a woman of influence no matter if we realize it or not, but we can choose our attitude to pass on to our loved ones!
Be a Woman of Influence – Be a Role Model originally appeared on Sizzling Towards Sixty by our very own IBA member Sue Loncaric. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
This week was International Women’s Day a day to celebrate the achievements of women with our sisterhood. I was listening to a radio program who asked the question “Which woman has had the most influence in your life?” They were then going to interview ‘Women of Influence’ on the program.
Now I suppose we can all answer that question of who has influenced us – mother, friend, colleague, teacher etc, etc.
However I would like to pose a different question to all of us – two questions in fact.
Are YOU a Woman of Influence?
Are YOU a Role Model for your children and grandchildren or others?
Most of us would not suggest that we are women of influence. Usually we feel this term is related to women who have achieved something beyond the norm and are leading the way for others. However, we are ALL WOMEN OF INFLUENCE in our own way.
Sure, I’m not a CEO or a high achiever or a celebrity in the public eye, however I still have the capacity to influence others and SO DO YOU!
Each of us has a responsibility to be a POSITIVE role model especially for our children and grandchildren. We take on this responsibility when we have children, however, it doesn’t stop there. Our grandchildren also need positive role models in their lives. And what greater gift can you give than to teach them a strong moral code and to encourage them to follow their dreams?
Being a Woman of Influence doesn’t stop with the inner family circle. You can lead by example and influence others by the way you live your life – it is as simple as that. You can influence just by being YOU!
My mother was a wonderful influence on all who knew her. She never reached the dizzying heights of the business world and was a ‘stay-at-home’ mum. Her influence was the way she lived her life every day.
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer and suffered for 10 years, she never once complained – she had a strong faith which sustained her and gave her strength to keep going.
My mother was an outstanding, gentle and kind woman who was always more concerned about others than herself. She certainly was a positive influence and perfect role model for me. No celebrity, just my beautiful Mum.
Lead by example and inspire others.
- Are you living life to the full or are you just existing and being pulled down by negativity?
- Are you displaying a compassionate, loving nature?
- Do you have a ’cause’ you are passionate about?
There are so many ways we can be a positive influence on others – even if we aren’t perfect.
I try to encourage my family and friends to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. That means leading by example and showing them how to achieve this by exercising, eating a healthy diet and living a BALANCED life. BUT, I’m just me – no celebrity status – just me . When someone tells me I have inspired them, I feel humbled but fantastic because I’ve proven that no matter who we are we can inspire others. That is a great feeling!
Of course we all make mistakes in life – no one is perfect (sorry to shock you!) – but that is what makes us who we are and perfect to be role models. We can use our life experiences to influence others.
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If you aren’t being a positive role model, why not?
It is all about our ATTITUDE! When we live in a positive mindset it becomes contagious and we can actually encourage and influence others to live a positive, healthy and happy life.
When we try to have a positive mindset we ACTUALLY START TO FEEL POSITIVE and UPLIFTED ourselves so that is a double whammy!
So what do you say?
Are you a WOMAN OF INFLUENCE? My answer is YES YOU ARE so let her shine through.
Did you forget to ‘pin’ this encouraging post? You might make someone else day!
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Sue also wrote this great post on Positive Aging you might want to check it out.