Are You Powerful or Empowered?

In October 2013, Forbes Magazine published “The World’s Most Powerful People”.  The list of 72 were mostly government leaders, entrepreneurs, and wealthy CEO’s.

This begs the question – what does it mean to be powerful?

Is power defined by strength or intelligence?  Is it gained by controlling people, possessions and wealth?  If so, this type of power seems problematic—-it can be taken away by someone even more powerful.

If Forbes published a list of “The World’s Most Empowered People”, the list would include anyone who:

  • Has studied hard and passed a test
  • Has faced a fear head on
  • Has overcome hardship

YOU would likely be on that list!

It would seem, then, that the power to control and dominate others is far less achievable than the power we have to influence our individual and personal triumphs.

The ability for self-Empowerment can never be taken from you.  It can only be diminished when your bad choices decrease your power to be what you want to be.

In my upcoming book:

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I discuss ways that you can EMPOWER your life, love and happiness!  That is reason #20 to read my book.

You can be Empowered no matter what challenges you face; and no matter what your circumstance.

So far, I’ve provided 10 reasons to read my book:

#30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

#29: How to spot the IMITATION

#28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions

#27: How to Apply The Three P’s of Empowerment

#26: How to overcome regrets

#25: How to be a leadership HERO

#24: Learn the one-word definition of leadership

#23: Learn the sting of friendship

#22: How to be exceptional

#21: How to rise to the top of your fishbowl

Why are YOU going to read it?



2 thoughts on “Are You Powerful or Empowered?”

  1. Loved this chapter of SELF Centered Leadership! Certainly, there is a little luck surrounding some people’s success, like simply being in the right place at the right time, but yet you had to BE in that place didn’t you! Being prepared and getting out there requires effort and labor. Doing so, certainly empowers you!

  2. Arny, thanks for your comment. For those of you with musical talent – there is a personal story about empowerment from TODD SUCHERMAN – drummer for the band STYX in my book.

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