Forbes published an article a couple of days ago where they pulled together a list of the most powerful people on earth. I understand, of course, their linear thinking about wealth, number of followers, whether they wield their power, and if they are powerful in multiple areas. My heart tells me, however, that they missed the mark.
I believe that you are the most powerful person on earth, and you, and you, and you… We all have the power to leave our mark on the earth. We receive multiple opportunities each day to say a kind word, to gently touch someone’s heart, to listen attentively to what others have to say, to let people know they have value.
The interesting part about this is that you don’t need wealth and you don’t need a large number of followers. You are, however, wielding your power, and if you take advantage of the opportunities you are presented, you are powerful in multiple areas.
If you do this often enough, you may get a large number of followers. And the wealth you receive will come to you in multiple ways, not just money.
One of my clients was telling me the other day about when her mother passed away. Her mother was a simple woman. She did not work outside the home, and did not participate in the social stratosphere. She was a quiet and gentle woman. As she lay dying, her mother’s biggest fear was around holding her funeral service in the large church sanctuary and being able to hear the echo of the pastor’s voice as he gave the service – she didn’t think anyone would show up. Her family decided to use the sanctuary anyway because they knew how much she loved the services in the old church, and knew that her soul would be at home despite her fears. Much to their astonishment, the sanctuary was filled to overflowing. With people from the local supermarket, the drugstore, the craft store, the church, and neighbors for blocks around their mother’s home.
Do not underestimate the power you wield by being who you are. By treating people with love, compassion and understanding. By letting them know how much you value them as people. Don’t hesitate to tell yourself –
I am one of the most powerful people on earth.
Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a personal growth and leadership coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She is also a Usui Reiki Master. Georgia specializes in career, business and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. You can also find her on her websites http://www.collaborativetransitions.com and http://www.rainbowbridgecoach.com . Georgia can be reached at (402) 304-1902 or you can schedule a 30 minute consultation via Automated Appointment.