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Why Women Aren't Wired To Work Like Men – Embracing Feminine Energy In Business

Mia Poulsen, thought leader and business coach, is on a mission to ignite the spark in female entrepreneurs, guiding them to craft purpose-driven online businesses.

Executive Contributor Mia Poulsen

In today's fast-paced business world, the expectation to work long hours, push through fatigue, and prioritize hard work above all else has become the gold standard. But this model, often rooted in masculine energy, doesn’t necessarily align with the natural rhythms and strengths of women. Let's dive into why women are not wired to work in the same way as men, the pitfalls of distorted masculine energy, and the transformative power of integrating more feminine energy into our work lives.

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The biological and energetic differences

Biologically, women and men are wired differently. Hormonal cycles, brain chemistry, and even stress responses vary significantly. Women are naturally more intuitive, empathetic, and collaborative—traits that are often sidelined in traditional business environments. This difference doesn't mean one gender is better than the other; it simply means that the one-size-fits-all approach to work doesn’t fit everyone.

The trap of distorted masculine energy

In the business world, hard work, hustle, and relentless ambition are often celebrated. While these traits can be beneficial, they can also lead to distorted masculine energy. Distorted masculine energy manifests as pushing through, workaholism, and a lack of empathy. Many women, feeling the pressure to succeed, adopt these traits, leading to burnout, stress, and a disconnect from their true selves.

Distorted feminine energy

On the flip side, distorted feminine energy is characterized by passivity, victimhood, and a lack of boundaries. Women stuck in this energy might struggle to assert themselves, make decisions, or take control of their careers. It’s a state of imbalance that prevents them from harnessing their true potential.

Empowered masculine and feminine energy

The solution lies in balance. Empowered masculine energy is about direction, clarity, and action without sacrificing empathy and collaboration. Empowered feminine energy, on the other hand, is about intuition, creativity, nurturing, and collaboration. It’s about working in a way that feels authentic and sustainable.

Integrating feminine energy into business

  1. Recognize that productivity ebbs and flows. Honor your natural cycles and plan your work around your peak energy times.

  2. Self-care isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity. Incorporate practices like meditation, journaling, and active pauses to maintain balance and reduce stress.

  3. Create a work environment that values uplifting and connecting instead of comparison and criticism.

  4. Trust your gut feelings and allow emotional intelligence to guide decision-making.

  5. Learn to say no and prioritize tasks that align with your strengths, your vision and passions.

Shifting the business paradigm

To truly thrive, the business world needs to shift from valuing hard work as the ultimate virtue to embracing a more balanced approach that honors both masculine and feminine energies.

This shift will not only prevent burnout but also unlock new levels of creativity, innovation, and fullfilment.

Final thoughts

Women don’t need to work like men to be successful. By embracing and integrating empowered feminine energy into their professional lives, women can create a more sustainable, fulfilling, and effective way of working. It’s time to redefine success and create a business culture that values balance, intuition, and holistic well-being.

Remember, the most successful business is the one that allows you to thrive as your authentic self. So, let’s embrace our feminine energy, honor our unique rhythms, and redefine what it means to work in a modern world.

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Mia Poulsen, Business Coach & Thought Leader

Mia Poulsen, thought leader and business coach, is on a mission to ignite the spark in female entrepreneurs, guiding them to craft purpose-driven online businesses. She advocates for empowering women to architect lives and businesses that leave a lasting imprint on the world—no personal sacrifices required. Mia is all about cultivating success that aligns with your purpose.



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