Far from being intimidated, Cliff Townsend believes having a successful woman in his life only makes him more likely to succeed.
Is it true that behind every successful man is a woman? If so, do these successful men only want their women behind them or are they OK with the women in their life being beside them or even in front of them?
Most men I know are intimidated by strong, successful women because they have the belief, and they have been raised to believe, that being the head of the household automatically defaults to them, simply because they were born a man.
Therefore men who have this belief are intimidated by women who are more successful than them. This will cause problems in relationships when either party feels inferior or less of a contributor, because of the other person’s success.
Instead of felling inferior because of the other person’s success, why don’t support and encourage each other to grow? So fellas, instead of feeling insecure because of your woman’s success, here are seven reasons why you will be glad that you have a successful woman in your life.
#1 — SHE WILL SUPPORT YOUR DREAMS
Women who are independent and career driven understand a man that is also independent and career driven, and have ambitious life goals.
She understands your drive and your desire to have more, be more, and do more. She will support you because she understands the effort and sacrifice that it takes to pursue a worthwhile goal. She will be there to give you words of encouragement when you need them.
#2 — SHE WILL BE YOUR MASTERMIND PARTNER
Because she is ambitious and driven, and understands what it takes to pursue a worthwhile goal, she will be a great person to share your ideas and get valuable feedback from. She will be your mastermind partner. The person that can give you a different perspective on things, and different ways in which you can move your projects forward.
Because she wants more for herself, she will encourage you to want more for yourself, and she will help out in any way that she can.
#3 — YOU WILL ACHIEVE MORE TOGETHER
When you pull your resources together you will have more of everything. More money, more vacations, nicer homes, nicer cars and who don’t want that? Not only will she be your life partner, she will also be your business partner, your friend. A special someone to share those special moments with, someone to create life long memories.
#4 — SHE STIMULATES YOU MENTALLY
You will have someone that you can have a meaningful conversation with. Not just about sports, but you can converse about current events or even a new business venture that you have been considering. This avoids one of the major reasons that most relationships will not survive, because after the sex is over there is nothing left in common to share. Fellas this is what keeps you engaged beyond her physical beauty. She represents herself well, and in doing so represents you well, whether it’s putting on jeans and t-shirt to go to a ball game or going to a business meeting.
She is opinionated and you love that about her, because she is not afraid of speaking her mind, and standing up for what she believes in, and she will represent you in the same manner.
#5 — SHE DOESN’T NEED ANYONE TO VALIDATE HER
Successful and independent women do not need or want a man to define who they are as a person. They want a man who is willing to support them, and be by their side, but not to define who and what they are. Successful and independent women are not dependent upon men, because they have a life of their own, and they are too busy creating and living life on their terms.
A lot of men seem to want a woman who is submissive, one who is totally dependent upon them, and one who waits to be told what to do, and when to do it. When these men meet strong independent successful women who does not fit into that category they have a tendency to become intimidated.
#6 — SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING THE RELATIONSHIP WORK
Being successful does not happen by accident. To be successful in any area of life one has to develop certain disciplines and habits. Those disciplines and habits that she has acquired will spill over into the relationship, and she will work hard at keeping the relationship alive.
She is committed, dedicated, and loyal — however she is decisive and knows exactly what she wants, so she is not willing to put up with foolishness.
#7 — SHE MAKES YOU STEP UP YOUR GAME
Nobody really wants a yes man or a yes woman. A person who has a mind of their own and can make decisions on their won is definitely a more interesting person to be around. A woman who is her own person is definitely more engaging.
An ambitious man a woman who is independent and secure in herself engages and challenges us in multiple ways. When she grows as a person and therefore becomes more successful in her endeavors, our egos kick in and we are encouraged to step up our game and be just as productive, if not more productive, than our partner.
An independent and secure woman will make an independent and secure man better, because she will encourage him to grow, and therefore he will become a better friend, lover, husband, father and just an all-around better man.
So fellas it doesn’t matter where you now. If you want to step up your game and become a more successful all-around person, you need a successful and independent woman in your life.
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