Wisdom from an International Author of Self-Help Books for Women
Susan L. Farrell has written an insightful range of self-help books for women that inspire personal growth and encourage self-empowerment.
What is Self-Empowerment?
In her books, Susan describes the difference between empowerment and self-empowerment and how to empower ourselves to create the life we want.
Empowerment is when someone has power, permission, and/or authority to do something. This often comes from outside the person. For example, our supervisor might empower us to make decisions related to the business. We might empower our attorney to make legal decisions for us. Laws might empower women to have more equal status in the workplace.
Self-empowerment comes from inside of us. It is when we give ourselves the power, permission, and/or authority to do something. This might be to grow and develop into the person we want to become. It might be to create the life we want to live.
We have the power within us to create what we desire. Often what stands in our way is that we do not think we have the right to it. We need to give ourselves permission to go after what we want.
Self-empowerment is when we use our power to take control of all aspects of our life. It is when we take responsibility for our choices, our thoughts, our actions, and the consequences of these. It is when we decide what we want, develop a plan on how to achieve it, and implement the plan.
Self-Empowerment Is a Choice
Is your life lacking direction? Do you struggle with making decisions? Are you unsure about the source of your discontent? In today’s fast-paced society, many women are facing challenges that keep them from recognizing and seeking positive solutions. In all aspects of life—career, family, and overall well-being—it is important to recognize the benefits of making changes as well as the hidden costs of maintaining the status quo.
Susan L. Farrell’s book, “3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It” is an insightful guide that cuts through the noise of everyday life and presents empowering principles. You will learn to:
- Recognize your need for substantial change.
- Accept that the past cannot be changed.
- Acknowledge self-care.
- Identify internal and external factors that affect decisions.
- Avoid ineffective coping behaviors.
- Process decisions through personal exercises and reflections.
Discover your inner strength, and finally be the leader of your own life!
Motivation and Inspiration Can Come from Many Sources
Sometimes, to change ourselves and our lives, we need to view things from a new perspective.
Susan L. Farrell’s self-help book series, “52 Weeks of Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment” can do just that. For example:
It is important that we embrace who we are. Each of us is unique. We need to appreciate all our good qualities and accept our areas that need improvement. You might underestimate yourself. This must stop. Like everyone, you have flaws, but you also have inner strengths that are more powerful than you could possibly imagine.
You might not believe that you have power. You do. You might not believe that you have the right to use your power. You do. No one will, or can, grant you permission to use your power. Only you can grant yourself permission to use your power. The question is, will you?
Self-reflection is key to understanding yourself. Once you understand who you are and why, you can better empower yourself to achieve the life you want. Once you empower yourself to become the person you want and to have the life you desire, you can accomplish it.
Each book in the “52 Weeks of Wisdom” series provides 52 short stories to encourage you to reflect upon yourself, your thoughts, your actions, your choices, and your life. Use them to inspire, motivate, and galvanize you into mindful actions to foster self-empowerment as well as self-respect and confidence.
Respectful Assertiveness is an Alternative to Passivity or Obnoxious Aggression
Passive women are walked over. Aggressive women are seen as “pushy” and “rude.” Sometimes it feels like these are the only options available for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives.
Susan L. Farrell’s book on respectful assertiveness, “Don’t Act Like Prey!” compares passivity and aggression to nature’s two extremes: prey and predator. To be passive is to be preyed upon by the disrespect of others. To be a predator is to offer others the disrespect and aggressive behavior you are trying to avoid.
Between these two extremes is a balanced state of respectful assertiveness where you have the strength to stand up for yourself without harming others. Assertiveness does not feel natural to women raised to be nice and avoid conflict. You will need practice to feel comfortable asserting yourself. Susan can help you get there.
Filled with personal anecdotes and useful exercises, “Don’t Act Like Prey!” teaches you to hold your own.
Susan L. Farrell Writes from Experience
Susan uses her love of learning to inspire women to learn about themselves. She urges them to empower themselves to achieve the lives they desire. Susan draws upon her experiences as a leader, manager, consultant, coach, trainer, and teacher, both in the corporate world and in her own business, to provide ideas to encourage women to think about what they do, why they do it, and do they want to change.
Susan’s books are based upon professional and personal experiences—hers and others. They are insightful, clear, concise, and contain a wealth of practical, step-by-step actionable recommendations. Some of the books include worksheets to assess your behavior and relationships, encourage self-reflection, and inspire meaningful change in your life.
By realizing you are the architect of your future, you can empower yourself to build the life you desire and become the person you want to become.
Self-help books can be phenomenal tools to assist you in changing your life. The financial investment is small. The time investment is as large or as small as you choose. You can learn, change, and grow at your own pace and within your own comfort level. Books are also private—they will never betray you.
Whether you have difficulty making sound decisions, struggle to stand up for yourself, or simply want to create a better life and become a more self-fulfilled person, Susan’s self-empowerment guides for women can help you seize control of your life.
Whether you choose “3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It,” “52 Weeks of Wisdom,” or “Don’t Act Like Prey!” you can be certain that you will build a useful and empowering set of skills. These skills will help you to navigate life and will lead to a more optimistic and empowered future.