This weekend I was granted an awesome opportunity to speak to a group of ladies about my passion, defining your style on a budget and owning it. Several ladies came together for the purpose of learning more about enhancing their image and brand (reputation). The host of the event was Sandra Hardy, creator of the Brand and Image company Bootz to Heels. She discussed how to get the most out of life by making sure your image represents who you truly are. Women are always transitioning into so many different roles, it’s always great to have some guidance along the way.
One of the main points I took away from her presentation was that your brand is nothing more than your reputation. It is what you leave a company or a potential client, when you walk away. Would that first encounter be one that would give you access to a second encounter? Tie all that in with your style and confidence and you are on your way to establishing a reputation that will bring you much desired success.
Feedback from the guests at the event, as well as general conversation this weekend with some girlfriends, inspired this blog posting.
Are you remembering the Me in your life? Yourself? The lady who wears so many hats? Many women take care of the them, they, and those but what about the Me? I often hear my clients repeat the same statement, “I feel like I have lost Me.” Spouses, work, kids, family, friends, life!!!! So much of everything takes away from us to the point that we feel like we don’t know who we are anymore. We have to get back to taking care of our core. Yes, we have evolved but that doesn’t mean that we have to lose who we are deep down inside. The woman who wasn’t afraid to snort out loud from laughing so hard. The woman who would put on a pair of heels just to give your husband something to look forward to after work. The woman who wasn’t embarrassed to let their child have a meltdown in public because hey they have bad days too! I love styling myself and others. Looking the part does nothing if our core being is suffering. There have been days when I looked my absolute best and no one knew that on the inside I was crushed. Your outside doesn’t have to show all of your emotions but wouldn’t it be nice if we had some time to focus on making sure that the inside matched the outside?
Life will have you looking beat down but you have to decide to stand back up even when you fall down. We can’t do EVERYTHING but with God ANYTHING is possible! Plan things that will pour inspiration and motivation into you as you’re depleted while pouring out to others. A retreat, an event, a girls getaway, a conference! Your future-self will love you for it and your present-self will be even more grateful! As one of my favorite singers Tamia sings in one of songs, And her name is Me and she loves me more than you’ll ever know. And you know if I have to choose, I choose Me!
Thanks for reading,