Lady Queens, if we want to feel really nourished and fed by our lives and expression in the world, it helps to make sure we’re connected to our EFD (Emotions, Feelings, and Desires). This also will help when the SHTF. As women, emotions, feelings, desires are ever-present for us. We feel whatever is going on, and some days, it’s way more intense than others.
The question is, how do we express our EFD in a way that can be useful and productive, both for ourselves and our businesses? It’s good to identify the Queenly characteristics that support our business. And it seems our ancestors knew more about the power of women than we do today!
Teany: A few years ago, I went on a vacation to Greece. It was such an amazing, cathartic experience, to both learn about the rich history, culture, and people and to spend some quality alone time with myself. One of the most beautiful things I learned was at my visit to the Parthenon. You would think the Parthenon is full of statues and buildings erected (ahem) for the male Gods. There were some, but the most well-known temple built in Athens was made for Athena, the Patron Goddess of Wisdom. Take a moment to digest that. A female Goddess, not of creation, birth, homemaking, etc., but of wisdom. It seems that females and Goddesses were revered for things other than childbearing, and Athena is an example of this. She gave the people of Athens the gift of an olive tree, which is used to this day as a symbol of wisdom and peace, and it also provided wood, oil, and food for survival.
This segues perfectly into today’s topic, as we get into some of the practical uses of our superpowers and inner wisdoms as Lady Queens. Some aspects are perhaps characteristics we may have overlooked as being useful in business and entrepreneurship, whilst others are obvious.
Fabulous Female Fortés That Serve Business/Entrepreneurship:
- Strong communication, social and emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence is becoming a big deal as a soft skill that companies hire for.
“Social skills are now extremely important more than even analytical or physical skills. Intelligence, curiosity, creativity, adaptability, resilience and critical thinking are most highly valued.” (Pew Research)
Curiosity, creativity, and adaptability… sounds like Lady Queen characteristics to us!
- Great listeners and patience
Women spend a LOT of time listening – to each other, to partners, to children. Listening is a lot more powerful than many people realize! Bruce Lee once said, “The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks, and observes.” Sounds like a Lady Queen!
As far as patience goes, we always say, time is the great revealer. The combination of being a great listener and patient places us squarely with a crown on our head. This then allows us access to our wisdom, so we’re then able to…
- Ask for help, find alternatives, be flexible.
And when we get really wise, we…
- Create companies that balance work/life
And that, Lady Queen, is how we start to change the world. Right now, the rate of women businesses opening is higher than ever, as we also rise in rank in corporate.
Then we can…
- Collaborate, honour those around us, and stay curious about other’s ideas.
And that is how we build Queendoms. Then we can…
- Take better calculated risks, trust our inner knowing or intuition
Teany: In the Pixar movie, Incredibles 2, the mom in the story had the opportunity to be the heroine and there was an interesting reason why. Turns out her husband, Mr. Incredible, was quite destructive in his method of saving people, while buildings were torn down, private property ruined, and city streets totalled. The idea was to have Mrs. Incredible be the heroine because ultimately, she was far less of a liability, taking calculated risks, and seeing the bigger picture in her approach to saving the world. Seems like they did their research as those are definitely female qualities that support communities and society as whole!
- Multi-tasking – ability to handle multiple tasks, and multiple roles at home and in any organization.
Queens can handle multi-tasking – but rather than piling everything on our plates, a Queen knows how to delegate (hey, that rhymes!) It turns out we’re quite good in leadership roles, as well as doing many things at home.
Teany: I can speak from personal experience that some of the best Bosses I’ve ever had have been women, especially if they have their Lady Queen crown on, rather than trying to manage like men.
- A Visionary Queen has the ability to see the details in everything. They can understand the big picture, which allows them to see all potentialities so as to plan and adapt for the future.
This is the kind of big picture thinking that saves societies and supports long term visions for a family or a business.
We’re all likely aware that more and more women are successfully entering the business arena. Oh yeah!! Statistics show that 90% of all purchases made are made by women, and the list of female entrepreneurs is growing every day. We women are responsible for way more power than we realise. Lady Queens, it’s time to claim our power!
Here’s to claiming, embodying, and living in pleasure!
Stay connected, juicy, and playful, Lady Queens!
Love, Teany and Savannah