Hanging Up the Cape

Interview with Janet Neal and LeAura Alderson

“The super woman role is an unsustainable model.” Janet Neal

Janet Neal is a strong woman, passionate about helping people—especially women—understand how powerful they are. She teaches from years of experience in corporate leadership training and from her own experience of pushing through life’s challenges and believing in herself even when it was the hardest thing to do, and even when those closest to her did not.

Janet had to push through barriers and the resistance of others to become more of who she knew she could be.

If you’ve ever been stifled or oppressed by the ‘shoulds’ in your life—Janet said, “I lived by my ‘shoulds'”—or maybe you felt held back from fear, then this is also for you.

Janet says “Its about being first, then doing.”

And my favorite quote from Janet is:

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Delicate Territory

In this conversation, Janet and I dive into delicate territory to discuss some of the shackles that can hold us back. You may discover some of the invisible barriers that could be keeping you from being all that you can be and from taking your life to its next level of possibilities.

Often, we—our lives—are filled with the ideas and ideologies of others. We are all products of the conditioning of our families and our cultures. Some of this provides a solid values-based foundation on which we can build the life we envision, but too often, it includes structure and decor added by others. Like the well-intended housewarming gift that doesn’t fit or belong in our dwelling, so too, with some of the conditioning we grew up with of what we were supposed to do to fit it with the expectations of society and others in our life.

When we do not fill ourselves with more of ourSELVES… our Soul… our essence, we have to fill that void with something else. Something less, and often it’s the ideas others have for us.

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Don’t settle for less for yourself… for your life. Ask as Janet did, “Why are you doing some of these things?” And if it doesn’t ring true with you, it may be time for a change.

Join Janet Neal and me in this inspiring conversation that may just be the catalyst to help you to your next level of growth. And for more, you can find Janet’s book on Amazon: Soul in Control: Reflections of a Reformed Superwoman. Janet says:

“Women have a hunger to connect with other women.”

I would add to this, that I think people have a hunger to connect with people. So reach out to someone you admire or would like to meet… someone who’s already doing something you’d like to do. See how you might be able to add value to them, even if it’s just a note of appreciation. The more we do this the more connected we will be and feel.

Speaking of that, we’d love to connect with you! Please let us know how you’re doing and what you’re working on or interested in. You can leave a comment below or visit our Facebook page.

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A writer, a certified coach, a speaker and a woman living a “should-free” life, Janet Neal has worked in education, corporations, non-profits, and as an entrepreneur. Her company, The Superbwoman®, Inc., focuses on helping women move from being stressed out Superwomen to becoming peaceful, productive and powerful Superbwomen! The mother of three grown children, Janet lives happily in New Jersey (a place she said she’d never live) with her loyal dog, Lily.

 

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Find Janet Neal Online:
Janet’s Book: Soul in Control: Reflections of a Reformed Superwoman
TheSuperBwoman.com
JanetNeal.com
Janet’s Video referenced in LeAura’s intro of her
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