When you train to be a Bliss Baby Yoga teacher you are riding the crest of an exciting new wave of women’s empowerment work. This inspiring blog from our Bliss Baby Yoga special guest presenter Lisa Fitzpatrick shares some effective tips on working in your new role as a feminine leader.
If you’re running a yoga studio or teaching yoga classes and workshops, the chances are you’ll be calling upon certain feminine leadership skills to make important decisions. To run a successful yoga studio and to attract people to your classes and workshops, cultivating these three habits will enhance your confidence and support you to shine.
1. Powerful Questioning
Leaders ask powerful questions. They have an insatiable curiosity which keeps them open to life. They frame questions in positive ways that lead them to positive outcomes. For example, instead of asking ‘why is it so hard to increase my class sizes?’ they’ll ask ‘how can I most easily share the details of my classes with as many of my potential ideal students as possible?’. They love to ask questions because the ability to accept and live in the mystery is part of the New Feminine Leader’s power. Instead of coming to conclusions such as ‘I can’t make this work,’ they’re much more likely to come to a better question such as, ‘how can I best be of service and do this differently so that it does work?’.
2. Accepting Mistakes
They know they’re not perfect but they still go ahead and do the work anyway. Sometimes they’re far from perfect but they accept imperfection in themselves because they know that when they do, they’re far more capable of accepting imperfection in others. They also know that if they let imperfection stop them, then they’d never get their work out into the world to help others. They forge ahead in service, even when things are far from perfect, because they know that there is immense beauty in imperfection and serving others. They make mistakes, fall down, cry and get hurt just like anyone else, but they choose to lead their business anyway – because it means far more to them to offer their contributions than a mistake ever will. When they become discouraged, they know it is temporary. They never give up. They believe they can learn, adapt and change to improve at every turn and that every mistake leads them a step closer to their message teaching and reaching the right people. They understand that although they still suffer, face challenges and experience ups and downs in their teaching and class sizes, they are still entitled to doing what they have been called to do, to be of service to others and to experience sustainability.
3. They Support Others to Shine
The New Feminine Leader is at her best when she has created an expansive, supportive environment that helps others to heal, feel inspired, feel supported and feel appreciated. They boost, compliment, inspire, ignite, support greatness in others, in their classes and with their peers. They know that there is nothing to fear and that there’s no real competition in the new feminine order they are creating. Instead they are all for a collaborative approach, which celebrates a supportive environment for everyone they touch. They are aware of how irrelevant and destructive some of the old ways of doing things have become – and are replacing competition with collaboration, greed with conscious holistic abundance and limiting beliefs with a more expansive view of what’s possible. They enjoy giving generously.
New Feminine Leaders aren’t afraid of asking heaps of powerful questions. They are aware of their own limitations but eager to change and expand on their knowledge and understanding to find improvements in the way they do things. They also work towards a collaborative approach, which brings them ample opportunities and holistic abundance.