In honor of Women’s History Month, all the Power Thoughts in March will be from women authors.
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
~ Virginia Woolf
What this quote means to entrepreneurial authors:
There are two ways to look a this one:
- Are you being authentic and transparent in your business? Do you tell the truth about who you are and what you have to offer? (Within reason, of course.)
- Are you being authentic and honest with yourself? Do you own your mistakes, as well as your successes and strengths?
Unless you can stand in integrity with and about yourself, it is challenging to not only see it in others, but to receive it from others, as well.
Many of the stories we tell ourselves … stories we learned growing up, stories we’ve created to make ourselves more comfortable or to hide from pain … are smoke and mirrors. They are veils between us the life we were meant to live. And sometimes, they feel, in the moment, easier to handle.
But in the long run, they are not. They hurt us. They limit us. They are a source of much strife, discomfort and unhappiness.
So, if you are not experiencing the kind of business success you want, take a look at the stories you are telling. Are you telling the truth about yourself?