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Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou

I offer you this poem today, a simple reminder that women rock! Lift your heads high, ladies.

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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me. 

 

Management – Easy English Series

Learn how to manage your small business. Management is written for students learning to speak English.

Many women run small businesses from home to earn a living, and create an income for themselves and their children. Learning how to manage the money, information, systems and processes needed to grow that business into a going concern is important.  For many women formal university education is not realistic, and they need an easier, faster way to learn how to manage their business well. Business Management - Easy English Series

About the book: This practical, clearly written book “Management” is the second of a basic business series that offers easy to understand, simple ways to make sure that you manage your business well enough to sustain a real income for yourself and children.   It is written for students who are learning to speak English, and want to build an English speaking customer base.

About the Author: Anthea Van Der Pluym has a BCom degree, MBA with distinction from the DeMontfort University, UK, and is a qualified English Language instructor (TEFL) who has more than 20 years combined business and teaching experience.

To pre-order your copy now, and get access to easy to understand management advice go to Management –  Easy English Series

 

 

Marketing – Easy English Series

Marketing easily explained, for students learning to speak English

Marketing Cover - Easy English Series

For women today, financial independence is a way out of the challenges they face, but studying formally for years is not always realistic.  Money makes many things possible and learning how to make money is an important skill. The simplest way for a woman first entering business to earn her own money is to identify a product and begin to market and sell it.

About the book: This practical, easy to read book “Marketing” is the first of a series that offers easy to understand, simple ways to make sure that you market your product in such a way that you can begin to create a livable income for yourself.   It is written for students who are learning to speak English, and want to sell to English speaking customers.

About the Author: Anthea Van Der Pluym has a BCom degree, MBA with distinction from the DeMontfort University, UK, and is a qualified English Language instructor (TEFL) who has more than 20 years combined business and teaching experience.

To order your copy now, and get access to easy to understand marketing advice go to Marketing – Easy English Series Preorder

You are in control of your life.

We determine our destiny, good or bad. Our choices shape our lives. Choose wisely.

 

Imagine that the boat in the picture above is your life, and that the wake in the water is your history.   Everyone who looks at you, looks at your wake and draws conclusions about your life. You’re successful or unsuccessful, talented or untalented, good or bad, lucky or unlucky.  They could even go so far as to project forward and imagine where you will end up based on your current trajectory, after all your history is clearly visible.

But we all know this is flawed. It’s not the wake that determines the direction of the boat, but the boat that determines where the wake will show up.  Turn the wheel sharply and the wake will curve too. Cut the engine and stand still, and the wake will shut down too.

The actions of the boat determine its history.  And so it is with your life.

You are only your circumstance, culture and life to the extent that you choose to embrace it.  If you choose not to, and imagine a different life for yourself than your current course,  you set a whole new plan into action that will change your history.

So, if you like the current outcome of your life  – well done to you…

If you don’t,  set a new direction and turn your wheel.  Keep your eyes on your new goal, track your progress against your goal carefully , and open up your engines till you get there!

You’ll be pleased with your new history.

 

 

Developing your Personal Value

Free ebook on how to develop your personal value.

Ladies – do you know your own value?  Are you sure or unsure of what it is?  How much do you mean to others? What must you do in order to to be valuable to them? How much do you mean to YOU? What do you have to do before you start to give yourself credit?  Do you build yourself up regularly, do you put yourself first?  Do you know how to increase your own sense of personal value?

Many of us live our lives with very little opportunity to follow our own hearts and be true to ourselves.  We put ourselves on the backburner to care for others, our husbands or children, our colleagues.  After a time that we don’t even question the fact that there is hardly any ‘me time’, never mind an actual plan for our goals and ambitions, to improve our lives.

Putting yourself first is foreign to many of us and yet paradoxically is the key to our own and our family’s success.  When you are educated, wealthy, healthy and loved you are able to make a much larger contribution than when you are not.

Believe it or not but your discontent with the status quo is a good starting point to develop your own worth!

In the article below we explore how to value yourself,  and what it takes to find your own personal worth, and present it as process over seasons. See if you can identify where you find yourself in the seasons and head on off to the exhilarating summer of a great valuable life.

The journey is yours for the taking – download and enjoy the article below.

The Seasons of Personal Value

If you want to comment, chat or discuss how you can develop your own value right where you are, feel free to chat to me on FB messenger on 2loveawoman, comment below or contact me privately.

 

Respect

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I trust you find respect today.

  • Self respect – that allows you to lift your head with confidence and sail on into the world with your dream intact.
  • Peer respect  – that reinforces to you that people can be trusted and are good.
  • Female respect – that makes you feel proud to be a woman in your community.
  • Cultural respect – that shows the magical place of tolerance, where regardless of our differences,  we overcome them to recognise our value as human beings.

Show respect, Be respected.

 

You deserve to be loved

Women deserve to be loved and cared for. They need to know that life offers this…

You deserve to be loved with a love that melts your heart, weakens your knees and flips your stomach.  That makes you come alive…

You deserve to be loved with a love that welcomes you home, and envelopes you in comfort and friendship.  That makes you safe…

You deserve to be loved with a love that tirelessly believes in you, has your back and trusts you.  That makes  you rise invincible…

You deserve to be loved as a princess and carried in the heart!

Believe it, welcome it, live it!

Please share this message with your woman friends that need to hear this.