The Wonder Woman Mindset – Get Some!
Wonder Woman was created by Harvard-educated psychologist Dr William Moulton Marston in 1941. He said she was “psychological propaganda for the new type of woman” who should rule the world.
I saw the movie on the weekend in 3D, as it was important not to miss any part of the 21C magical set, costumes and global locations. I was transported immediately into an Ancient world of women living in their own magnificent island abode. Beauty was everywhere, buildings, clothes and magnificent nature, with a splash of tough Amazonian martial arts training. Tough, Cross Fit paled in comparison. Important to keep the myth alive.
This movie moved through the Past, Present and Future life of Wonder Woman. One of the questions asked of the Director, Patty Jenkins was, “What is it like to be a hero?” And she replied that “The greatest thing about Wonder Woman is how good, and kind, and loving she is, yet none of that negates any of her power.”
This is a question that I and my female clients keep asking. How can we be strong women leaders and retain our loving female traits especially in the business world? I often feel that I get these parts backwards when I am challenged in business, I revert to saving myself by becoming the tough Bitch that I am not underneath. This is my Default position in stopping myself feeling inadequate and lacking in expertise, OMG why? Clients and female friends relate and say they do this to save themselves. I wonder how many women reading this piece can relate? Why do we become less than our own true Wonder Woman?
I have some suggestions to help us all when we want to move into our Wonder Woman, the true part of us.
- Remember that we are truly strong internally even if we feel fragile when caught up in tough business negotiations. So summon her to you after the Tough Bitch has left. Feel her warm loving presence washing over you.
- Don’t be afraid of being your own unique woman regardless of what others suggest or ask you to be. Remember they are wanting you to conform to help them feel safe and OK about their inadequacies.
- Go and see the movie and connect with a part of the screen Wonder Woman that speaks to you. Embody your own Wonder Woman. For me it was when she wanted to rescue a Village that was Occupied by the Enemy. She was told it was too difficult, life threatening to move in there, and she did it. How many times have others told you don’t do this it will be too difficult, and impossible to achieve, prove them wrong.
And finally Myth and Legends are the stuff of dreams and potential. We can use these stories as metaphors and learning’s in our world. They are like books that we were read as children, to remember all through our life.
So, burst out of your Business clothes, get your Wonder Woman satin, silk and Armour that magically deflects bullets, gives you power to leap into space and land where you are needed. And importantly fall in Love with your inner powers of Wonder Woman. Enjoy this week.
P.S Get your Wonder Woman career happening, what are you waiting for. The time is right and get ready to create a path that just defies the world you live in at present. Add some Magic to your life. If this inspires and you would like to talk further, email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I can organize a 15 minute Power coaching session. What have you got to lose, just heaps to gain.