HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! 2015 has definitely gotten off to an incredible start for LFF and I’m super excited about all that is in store for all of us moving forward. It’s interesting. It’s been a few weeks, and I hope you’ve missed our “catch-ups” here as much as I’ve missed writing. Jumping right in, I’d really like to hone in on the factor of choosing and being confident.
As I said, 2015 has gotten off to an incredible start with a number of calls for me to represent Living Fabulously Fierce at different conferences, women’s groups, and high school programs. I’m now booked with different events through November…and we’re not even yet through January!!!! #SuperExcited!!!! That being said, what the requestors would really like me to drive home on given the needs of their audiences, especially with groups of high school girls, consistently, across the board, I continue to hear the desperation in others’ voice around the confidence factor for women and girls. It’s as if they’re asking , “You know, if you could come with a few confidence pills that would solve everything an then you can continue with the LFF Branding Process you coach on.” Now here’s the reality, is going to take more than a workshop, a coaching session, and or a loving conversation for those close to us to really get us to the level of confidence that we are all seeking in our professional and personal development. That being said, it all boils down to steps and practice. It truly ties back to the Bernier Brand Building Model of self-discovery, self-definition and self-distinction….the steps really, and putting into practice the self-awareness gained, and commitment to believing that you are worth the confidence you are welcomed to and should walk in. So with that, how can you not love this quote from Miss Gabourey?!?!?!
I’m not going to sit here and try to sell you on a roadmap, prescription, or step-by-step process to building and having self-confidence. What I am compelled to do, though, is stress, and remind you how important it is to understand that confidence tarts with one simple step: Giving yourself the gift of confidence in being whatever it is you want to be. Deciding to be beautiful, smart, witty, intelligent, remarkable, outstanding, remarkable, truly one-of-a-kind, sanctified, blessed beyond measure, unique, valuable, gifted, anointed, amazing, fabulous, fierce……you name it! Decide what it is, whatever it is. Accept that it and you are more than enough. Honor yourself and that decision of what and who you are. Then, after you’ve decided, just be…..and be happy with who it is, what it is, that you’ve decided to be as confidently as you will allow yourself to be!
Soundtrack of the week: Angie Stone’s I’m so Happy Being Me.