Barbara Bauer has traveled the world and has spent the last several years in Myanmar as the Executive Director, Myanmar, for Partnership for Change, a Norwegian impact investment and international development organization. While in Myanmar, Barbara worked closely with community, state and national Myanmar leaders to identify, plan and implement programs and development models to improve economic opportunities, focused especially for women. She now is heading up the Women Investor Network for the Rockies Venture Club, focused on bringing more women into venture capital and angel investing! We had a blast talking about why empowering women is so important today – the time is now!
In the classic and time-honored words of Dr. Seuss we find, logic, inspiration and motivation that shatters the age barrier. Re-read some of his beloved children’s stories and discover for yourself the reason behind the rhyme.
It was just a matter of time before someone wrote those words (thanks, Helen Reddy, for giving women a purpose), but they are truer today than they were when she sang them. Women have come a long way since their liberation in the late 60s and early 70s, but they are going in a different direction now. What began as liberation has evolved into personal development, individual empowerment and collective soul.
The dawning of each New Year brings dreams of new possibilities and hopes for what’s next in our lives. We call out to new visions… Yet, so often the New Year is accompanied by resolutions that quickly sputter into hollow declarations that get lost in the busy-ness of life. May we burst forth into 2015 – full of big energy, exploding into the world with nature’s rawness and beauty.
You can choose to fill your soul up. You can choose to fall outrageously in love with yourself – with who you are at your very essence: your strengths, your values, your passions and how you want to matter. You can choose to set your heart a’flight and live a life that feeds you and all those around you.
Make a commitment to your Self that there will be no playing small in 2014. For you have gifts to give unto the world – a difference to make. Who are the real people around you that you can uplift, heal with a smile or guide with wisdom? They are there, you only need glimpse beyond the edges of your own limiting beliefs. So as we embark upon the new year, I invite you to ignite the journey before you with intention.
Recently one client gratefully expressed how excited she was for all that was manifesting in her life, sharing that she had discovered the energy of “relaxing into the goal.” She described it as everything is happening in perfect timing and is coming to her so effortlessly!