Happy Labor Day, my friends!
Hope you’re having a fabulous day and enjoying time with friends and family, or….if you so choose like I have, having fabulously relaxing low key day focused on some reflection and catching up with some good peeps.
I couldn’t fall asleep last night after a quick weekend trip to Montreal to visit my aunt but still woke up pretty early…not a shocker to my friends who are reading this. So of course, I got up, treated myself to a homemade waffle with nutella, tea and read a few chapters of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
Honestly only picked up the book because the author had the same last name. We must be family so I’ve gotta support …heheh. Then headed to the gym for an intense arms workout and a few miles on the treadmill.
Then came home, put together what I think is a fab outfit and fixed myself a healthy lunch.
Now just chilling here with you good people. Now you know I don’t go into long schpeels like this for no good reason…
Soooooooo, we just wrapped up the branding process-the simple version-and a number of you have already reached out asking “What next?” A few of you have even asked “seriously, where do we go from here?” I love it when you give me some reach out love…helps me know that I’m not talking to myself in the blogosphere. So to answer your question, first we just continue branding! I mean it people, this is not a process that just ends after you get through the three phases. This is an every day activity. You really have to be committed to being your best self, every day, reflecting the experience that you want everyone to have with you.
Yes this means even when you don’t feel well, even when you’re not on you’re a game. Nope, not about facades, but about giving the best level of who you are, every day. For example, my brand is fabulously fierce and having people experience joy whenever they interact with me. Does that mean I’m 100% joy, fabulousness, and fierceness every day. DEFINITELY NOT! BUT, what it is does mean is that if I have 75% of this to give on a specific day, then hey, I’m going to give my 75% and not 50%. ‘A’ game all the way, every day, with an appreciation that my ‘A’ game on a holiday when I don’t have to worry about doing the hustle and bustle of a workday is 150% and I’m reaching for 100% every other day that the hustle requires me to jump up out of bed, continuously adjust flex, move, manage, balance, prioritize etc but I may only have 80% in me for whatever reason. You know how I like to make things applicable and real so…another example…
My workout today was FIERCE! I gave my best to every arm curl, tricep press, ab curl, oblique twist, squat, plank and mile that I ran. I didn’t have any meetings for the day that I had to mentally prepare for which sometimes happens during my workout, no train that I had to make sure that I didn’t miss, no need to rush to my next “thing” so I had 100% t give and think I actually gave 100%+. I already know tomorrow’s going to be different because I know me. Even as I mentally prepare to keep focused during tomorrow’s workout, I’m a thinker, so I’m going to push, push, push to go with the same force that I had today, the same game, the same focus, but, I believe I can push to 90% during my 6:30a.m. workout tomorrow and so I’m going to commit to that, and during my workout push to get to a little more, knowing that that’s going to be the best I can do and I’m going to do that.
Also, beyond this continuous focus on personal branding, we have to focus on continuous well-being–mentally, physically, spiritually! This is all so important, and I believe we’re always positioned to be better in every area of our lives. Even today, my instagram post was all about continuous improvement. So, I’m introducing two things:
The Bernier Personal Branding Boston Workshop Series: Get ready, get ready, get ready! I’m asking you now, not to look forward to the new year for another set of resolutions. Instead, get ready for a collaborative approach to personal branding. More details to come but for those of you locals who have been asking for live sessions, mark your calendars! January 2014 is going to be our opportunity to kick off the branding process with other fabulously fierce women, right here in Boston on Newbury Street! Details to come.
LFF365: This is all about every day healthy living…not because I have all the answers, not because I know what to do and what not to do, but because I’m game to go through the process with all of you and see what we learn and how we develop together.
Essentially, we’re going to continue with our LFF Factors here on LivingFabulouslyFierce. We’re going to have more opportunities to catch up too on how we’re living healthy lives, together. Most of my posts around this are on my instagram page…feel free to follow, but I’ll be better about posting here too and definitely, definitely want to hear from you.
Aaaaaaand! I’m so excited about meeting those of you interested in the live sessions in January!
For now, I’m heading to Whole Foods for some items for this week’s meals. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day and to set you up for an amped week…
Soundtrack of the week: Mary J. Blige’s Just Fine