Does it make you want to run the other way? Perhaps you think a Diva is a woman who is selfish and self-centered? Does the idea of being a "Diva" the last thing you would ever want to be?
But we need to look closer. For many women, their inner Diva is often their blind spot. We reject this part of ourselves because we are afraid we will be seen as self-centered and aggressive, but this is a distorted understanding of our inner Diva.
When we reject our Diva, we rejecting our power.
The truth is, we need our Diva's strength to be effective in the world. When we abandon our Diva, we abandon ourselves. This is because our inner Diva is in touch with what is right for us and keeps our boundaries. She is the kick in the ass we need to get to reach our goals and tell the truth. Our inner Diva also helps us have those difficult conversations and provides tough love when we need it.
Can you think of a time when you could have used the moxie of your truth-telling Diva?
If your inner Diva is dormant, you have unused power. Here's just a sneak peak at what that looks like in real life:
You don't do what is best for yourself.
You are stuck in people-pleasing cycles and resentment is building.
You don't know what your own dreams and goals are.
If you do know your dreams, you don't believe in yourself to accomplish them.
I know the word Diva can rub some people the wrong way, but the word "Diva" comes from the word divine. We need this part of us to be whole and complete. It is the key to creating a balanced and empowered life. Without access to our inner Diva we can abandon and betray ourselves. And there is no upside to living a life of self-abandonment and betrayal.
Be Bold, Be Brilliant, Be You!
Joy Balma, MA, MA is a women's leadership mentor, personality type expert and bestselling author. She is the founder of The Good Girl to Goddess Academy where she helps women rock their personality strengths, own their power and fulfill their potential. www.joybalma.com