Your personal power is never fully developed. Like your body, it needs exercise. Not a couple of times a week but, conscious training several times a day. To develop habits that instil beliefs, values and help you become at one with yourself. Once you know yourself, value yourself and stay true to you, you will find meaningful purpose in all areas of life. At the core of the true you exist the ability to bring the best out in those around you.
That is the makings of a true leader. One who leads from a place of wisdom and not using positional power alone.
You can have positional power and personal power, but you cannot be an effective leader without personal power. However, you do not need the positional power to be a driving force for good in your own life and those around you.
3 Tips to Boost Your Personal Power
1. Strive to learn more
Commit to consistent learning and be broad about the topics you study. Study life and seek out seminars and workshops to build your expertise. Above all, learn more about yourself continually. Try new things, experiment, take some risks and put yourself into situations that make you feel vulnerable, maybe even push your “comfort zone” a bit.
2. Practice Mindful Gratitude
Practicing gratitude is among the most positive habits you can develop. Keeping a gratitude journal can serve you in multiple ways. You will feel better, sleep better, eat healthier, have stronger relationships with everyone important in your life, and you will feel happier for being grateful for everything you have surrounding you. You will be amazed at how an “attitude of gratitude” can change everything and everyone around you.
3. Own Your Authenticity
Authenticity is about being true to you. Being genuine. This is only possible when you have in depth knowledge and know your strengths and weaknesses. You will begin to act with methodical intentions that are in line with your moral compass. You will know your place and when to delegate. You will discover how to go about using your relationship skills to get people to do things for you that you know they will do a better job than you could if you were to try.
Coming from a place of personal power to influence others will help push you toward reaching your goals faster. You will have strong relationships with people who value your input, expertise, trust your credibility and will help you when you ask, without hesitation.