Have you taken the Swagger Survey? More than 70 women have! You can take a look and see if you have swagger. Make your voice heard! Go the Swagger Survey button to the right or click on http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6LWRJ8B. .
Here are some of the responses so far:
Question: Do you think you have swagger?
I’m confident and purposeful but I value modesty. I don’t want to swagger and own the room, I want to know everything going on in the room and know how to manage it all, in a low-key way that doesn’t center on me.
I’ve had my own design practice for 14 years and have successfully weathered the economic downturn. I think you have to have swagger to do that!
I work in the construction industry as Cindy has. Knowing what you’re doing, how you’re going to accomplish your goals, all with confidence is how I try to portray myself.
As a female photographer dating back to the late 1970′s, I had to develop swagger in a previously male-dominated profession. I had to defend this swagger for my career choice to my mother, who encouraged me to do something “normal” like be a teacher or a nurse. I even had to defend this career choice to a niece in the 1990s who told me she thought is was an unusual occupation for a woman.
Question: Where do you have swagger?
I am always quintessentially ME in all settings, true to myself and my commitment to be ME every moment.
In my relationship I have been communicating my needs and desires more than I have in any other relationship. This has been one of my major goals in life right now, because I feel that if I am going to be in a relationship I want to fully be myself in it. The other area for me is acting. I feel like it is an area of my life where I use my voice and tap into my creativity, self-expression, and confidence.
At school: trying not to focus on the drama and childishness and staying true to myself and my study habits. At work: trying to be confident with my guests so they feel comfortable with me.
Swagger at work means confidence, leadership and communication skills (especially at public meetings!), design confidence, technical expertise, ability to work with all types – city officials, architects, developers, homeowners, contractors, etc. Swagger at sports for me is taking up tennis in my late forties and meeting new people, joining team, moving up in the rating system, and having a blast.
I don’t take on anything that doesn’t belong to me. In my relationships with men I don’t apologize for truly being the strong independent woman men say they want and then immediately either run for cover or try to change you. I practice my religion( without fear or worrying about offending anyone who doesn’t understand.)
Demanding excellence at work, being a leader in sports, and an equal partner in relationships.
WHERE DO YOU HAVE SWAGGER?