As I go through this phase in my life I’ve spent a lot of time evaluating my weaknesses and discovering how they’ve played a role in the life I’ve led up til now.
One of my shortcomings was my behavior in certain areas of my life, particularly when it came to putting everyone else first. Instead of playing the role of the Queen, I chose the role of Martyr – and we all know how that story ends. I placed myself on unequal footing from the outset of my adult life. What I’ve learned, is that no matter how deserving of equality we are, there are those that will never offer fairness until it’s demanded. Equality is a right. If you are in a situation where your personal or business relationship is not fair, consider how you are enabling the inequality.
Consider reading Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-Up Woman’s Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. They offer women advice on how to value themselves. I enjoyed reading the entire book and discovered I was well on my way up the red carpet to coronation.