Q&A with Mal Duane as asked by Charly Leetham, Founder of Ask Charly Leetham
Charly Leetham: Tell me about Women, Self Love and being in business for themselves. What should Women consider?
Mal Duane: Self-love is a very important component to a woman’s success in her personal and private life. If we do not honor ourselves, how can we expect others to do so in the personal and business relationships we build? And if a woman doesn’t love herself, how can she sell her business (which is, in a way, selling herself)?
When we respect and love ourselves unconditionally, we also will continue to work on our personal and professional development. Someone who loves herself and sets intentions to better herself will go after the knowledge, skills and continued training to help her become better at what she does for a living.
Finally, when we love ourselves, we become better collaborators. A person who is strong and grounded can take the time to see both points of view and not feel defensive when she is criticized. Someone who loves herself is strong and does not feel the need to compete with other team members.
Mal Duane is a Best Selling Author and Personal Life and Recovery Coach who has overcome life challenges using the steps in the Alpha Chick Process. Her personal mission is to help women excel in all areas of their lives from business to personal relationships. Mal has been featured with Fox 25 Boston Morning Show, Aspire Magazine, Healthy Living and Metrowest Daily News. She has also been a featured guest on over thirty Blogtalk Radio shows discussing recovery and personal transformation.
Mal’s book, Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power, is a best selling book and is available on Amazon.com.