Written By Natasha Burke
September 16, 2020
This morning I was pondering what life would look like if all of us women supported one another in what we are doing.
I know for me, working alone and not having much contact with others has been lonely at times. As a writer I am at the computer almost daily. There are times I questioned why am I doing this work and why am I doing it alone? There have been times when I wasn’t motivated to keep moving forward, but I did. It’s taking me a long time to realized that I was never meant to do the work I do alone. I love collaborating with others. I love bouncing ideas with another. It energizes me. It feeds my soul.
So, what stopped me from reaching out and collaborating all these years. Fear that I wasn’t good enough. Fear that I wouldn’t be taken seriously. Fear that she was better at things than me. The list goes on. Ladies, have you felt like this? This competition and lack of respect for myself has caused me endless suffering.
This year, I decided to do something different, I collaborated with a dear friend of mine. We are working on a new project, You’ve Got This Girlfriend. We both have our special talents and together we are a great team. When we get together and share ideas, it’s accelerating. We both feel like we are on Fire. This is what I have been missing working solo.
When we support other women, we empower them. We honor what they are doing. We encourage them to follow their dreams. We support them when they need it. We listen with an open heart and create a safe place for them to open up and share. We can provide resources for each other. We can share our experiences with another on what worked and what didn’t in our business. We can all share our journey of how we got to where we are today.
When a woman is starting a new business or following her dreams, it can be daunting. This is where supporting her lets her know that she is not alone and that we have her back. That support may just be enough for her to get through the challenging time and trust me there will be some. The journey to success can be messy but it’s the journey that is beautiful.
Let’s not compare ourselves with each other. This is catty. Let’s not tear each other down but build a community with your sisters. We are all here doing the best we can. Some of us need more support then others. When you see a woman who needs support, reach out to her and support as best as you can as this will create an impact and a ripple effect of positive change. We all need it.
We all have our personal gifts. We all have something to offer the world, so there is no reason to compete with other women.
Think about it, how many women do you know do the same work as you? In my field of empowering women, there are thousands of women doing this work. This is okay because we each offer a unique component to our work. I bring something different than the other woman does. She brings something different than I do. What a beautiful thing to know we all can bring something different to our work, yet we have a common thread.
What ways do you need support? Are you able to reach out to someone who can support you? Please reach out to someone even if it’s uncomfortable. You never know who you connect with until you reach out.
Ladies, let’s hold a world vision to lift women up. Let’s create a network where women can discuss what her needs are. Start a Facebook page for women in your community. Let’s network with one another. Let’s celebrate our talents and ideas. Together we are unstoppable.
I am here to support you dear ones. I’ve got your back!