An incredible singer, Caela Bailey, once gave Sinner Saint Burlesque some wise advice while we were preparing backstage, and we’ve been using the mantra ever since.
When anyone gets stuck, is feeling disconnected from their source of power, or when they’re just over-thinking something, we say, “Get out of your head and into your vagina.”
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“Get out of your head and into your vagina” is an invitation to listen deeply to yourself, and to call on all your senses for information, strength, confidence, and wisdom. “Getting out of your head and into your vagina” is about bringing your whole self to what you do. When you are tapped into all your senses and fully self-aware, you are irresistible.
Being able to clearly identify and articulate your experience helps you influence others. The best performers and the greatest leaders I know leverage their intentions, thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, intuition and desires to inform their actions.
If you are not drawing on your self-awareness, then you are not bringing your whole, authentic self to what you do. Your authentic self is who you were created to be - the you before you were told who you should be.
If you’re not bringing your authentic self to what you do, you are diluting your passion, your purpose, and the unique grace you can bring to this world. The world needs the full, fierce, unadulterated you in its greatest glory.
“Leaders who inspire can articulate shared values that resonate with and motivate the group. These are the leaders people love to work with, who surface the vision that moves everyone. But to speak from the heart, to the heart, a leader must first know her values. That takes self-awareness.”
- Daniel Goleman, Focus