With the Presidential election right around the corner, there’s been a lot of debate as to whether or not Hillary can win if she chooses to run. Here are four reasons why the next President should be a woman (regardless of whether or not it’s Hillary).

1) Women are better communicators who understand the power of language.

Blind This video is incredibly powerful. It demonstrates how men and women view the same situation from an entirely different perspective. Amazing how a subtle communication shift impacts the effectiveness of the message. Thanks to my friend Sunil Bali for bringing this one to my attention.

2) Women are better teachers.

Chalene With rare exception, women are more prone to share their knowledge and empower others to realize their full potential. This free video series from my incredibly talented and successful friend, business and fitness guru Chalene Johnson, is a testament to how women seek to teach first and receive later.

3) Women have the power to enroll.

Kathleen Effective politicians, entrepreneurs, entertainers and spiritual advisors all share what is, perhaps, the most important trait of a leader — the power to enroll others in their vision. Women, unlike their male counterparts, turn to love and empathy to gain commitment, not force. This inevitably results in forming deeper connections, unbreakable bonds, and tangible loyalty. One of my favorite leaders, Kathleen Gage, will be sharing her knowledge May 15-17 in Phoenix at her Power Up For Profits Live! conference. I have secured a handful of complimentary tickets and highly encourage you to attend. Grab your free ticket HERE.

4) Women, above all else, are nurturers.

From the moment one is born, there is no greater, or stronger, connection than that between mother and child. A woman gives us life, brings us into this world and, to the best of her abilities, provides for us both financially and emotionally.

It is a mother’s basic instinct to protect and to help her child persevere. This strength cannot be taught, nor learned, and when life’s difficulties inevitably ensue, it is primarily the women in our lives who lead us towards the light.

Steve & LenaAs we celebrate Mother’s Day week, I cannot begin to express my appreciation for the guidance, teachings, and love I’ve received from the most important women in my life: Lena (my wife – pictured), Gail (my mom), Barb (my step-mom), Avrie (my step-sister), and Grammy Sylvia (RIP).

I encourage you to take a moment this week to acknowledge the women in your life, give thanks for the blessings received, honor their importance and, if you’re fortunate enough to still have them near, give them a big hug and a kiss.

Happy Mother’s Day.

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