Why Women Are Worth It!

I had the opportunity to see Dr Lois Frankel recently at a Sydney Business Chicks event. She is a fantastic speaker who tells it how it is. No nonsense or dancing around the truth. She makes it crystal clear. In the two hour workshop she squeezed in many messages to a room full of 200 women. The one that really struck me was, ‘Women are worth it.’

It’s a pretty simple message but one we absolutely forget. We forget because we tend to put others before ourselves. You know, the husband, partner, kids, family, friends, work, housework, chores and the list goes on. We often get so immersed and consumed by our lives we simply forget to nurture ourselves.

We simply forget we’re ‘worth it’.

Worth it

What is ‘worth it’ anyway? Let’s look at a few things that make women, ‘worth it’:-

1)      We have amazing bodies

Okay, some of us have more to hug than others or things may not quite look how they used to. However, the female body is something to be proud of. It’s much better looking than the male body. It allows us to carry other human beings and be able to feed them. It expands and it shrinks. If we look after it, it looks after us.

2)      We are amazing multi-taskers

As women, we have the unique ability to do several things at once and even manage to have eyes at the back of our head. I always wondered how my mum knew what I was doing! Many of us work part time or full time, have families or other responsibilities and somehow we seem to accomplish so much. We juggle this while making that, we organise this and clean that. In the chaos of our lives, we often focus on what we haven’t done, rather than how much we have done.

Multitasker

3)      We are amazing nurturers

Sometimes you just need a hug or a few loving words to soothe the soul. There’s nothing better than a mum’s hug. It makes everything better. As for soothing the soul, somehow we women always find the words for any situation. We make things better. We know what to say to make someone feel loved and to soothe their soul. It’s special. It’s a gift.

4)      We are resilient

Resilience is a core part of a women’s worth. We often get knocked down and have to get right back up. We are determined when we want to be and more importantly, when we need to be. We are stronger than we ever believed. We push forward when we never knew how to or never thought we could.

5)      We are valuable

Every woman is valuable. We are valuable in all that we do, our contribution to business, communities, families and friendships. We run businesses, empires, blog, bake, bring up children, cook, clean and shop. And that list has only just begun.

Being valuable is underestimated. I looked up the word ‘valuable’ in the Collins GEM Australian English Dictionary, it read:-

“precious, worthy, capable of being valued”

Those few words say it all. As women we are precious, worthy and capable of being valued.

Whatever we do each day in our lives, we offer value to all that we do. For that, we need to be proud. For that, we are ‘worth it”.

So tell me, how are you worth it?

Jen xoxo

18 thoughts on “Why Women Are Worth It!

  1. Lisa Mallis

    Fabulous post! What a great reminder . . . I am worth it! I am worth taking a couple of minutes to have a cup of tea. I’m worth scheduling a 1/2 day away from the office to have lunch with a friend, and I’m worth attending a professional development seminar.

    I appreciate the reminder!

    Lisa

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  2. Jacqueline Jordan

    Well, I feel recharged just reading your post. I think we sometimes forget or take for granted the natural abilities and talents we are gifted with. It’s nice when someone notices and complements you. But if not, you may go weeks, months, years feeling undervalued if you don’t recognize your own giftings and be able to celebrate yourself. Wonderful post.

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    1. Jen Post author

      Thanks Jacqueline. So glad to hear you feel recharged. Sometimes the compliments are few and far between. Its so nice to hear them. We are each amazing in many ways.

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  3. Keri Kight

    I wish every woman knew her worth. Every single person is valuable and has something wonderful to share in society. Every woman has glorious gifts, and superb talents. Some of us are put down when we are little, and we grow into insecure women, but it’s time to break away from that.

    I am worthy of everything I desire. I am worthy of a successful career. I am worthy of fulfilling relationships. Just as every other woman is.

    Thank you for reminding us! 🙂

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  4. Julie Jamison

    You so hit it on the nose with your list as to why we are so worth it. The one that speaks to me the most is #4..resilience! we sure know how to push forward in even the toughest of situations.

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    1. Jen Post author

      Absolutely Julie. I think that’s why women tend to cope better in life. We just know how to push through. Happy to hear this post connected with youlin. Thanks 🙂

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  5. Lorellemac

    We really need to value ourselves and when we do others will as well. Unfortunately as women we get so tied up in the nuturing and multi tasking that we often don’t see our worth.
    This is a great reminder to us all to value our worth so others will too

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  6. jenniferlovettherbranson

    Excellent blog! I’m definitely the hugger in our family. Gotta have ’em. And you’re right, if more women empowered and valued other girls and women, life would be so much easier on everyone. We should all value the worth of other people.

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  7. Margaret

    Great post, I think finding value in our self is not easy, and by the time we do we are all worn out…lol, as a mother and wife I seem to focus on everyone except my self. But I am working on it but it is tough to break that mold. Thanks for the encouragement. Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose I am from Blog formatting and I read another one of your great post on the Tea. Following you this time on Network Blogs.

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  8. lisa

    Such an obvious statement yet women put themselves last all the time. whether you are single, married, have children etc. We have been conditioned to take care of everyone else first. We really are amazing. great post and reminder! I am awesome 🙂

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