Sheri here –
Be you – be authentic. When you are authentic, you have no competition.
That wisdom applies whether you are in business or not.
When you are your authentic self, you are happier. When you are trying to fit into someone else’s mold for you, it doesn’t necessarily fit right.
Being Authentic is an Attraction
When you are your authentic you, you attract those you are meant to have in your life – as friends or clients.
Ok, maybe someone has said: you really need to do this. Yes, maybe it is that step outside your comfort zone that you really need to be making.
Heaven’s knows, I have taken some of those steps – I wouldn’t be sober today, if I hadn’t listened to some of that coaching.
Yet, if it’s to put on 4 inch heels and you are an athletic shoe kinda gal, maybe it’s a misstep? Sure, try it – see if it fits; but if you bust your butt or break your ankle maybe not.
Maybe it does fit but sometimes we don’t see immediately when it is an off step. But when we finally recognize that it not really, really us, then it is time to correct it!!
Reclaim Your Authentic Self
Earlier this week, I decided that it was time to go back to my RED nails. Back to the authentic me!
Up until about 18 months ago, I’d worn red nail polish ALL the time! For about 30 years, all the time.
It was my statement, as a well groomed woman in a Corporate Managerial position, that I was a woman and proud of it. I was professional; but I wore red nail polish.
About 18 months ago, I did a brand photo shoot for my business – I loved, loved, loved how the pics turned out. Starla Fortunato did a fabulous job with the pics and Sybil Henry did an equally fabulous job styling me.
One of the style features was a change in nail polish – a beautiful lavendary pink….Loved it; and it photographed so beautifully. And it was ON brand.
I’ve worn that lavendary pink polish since then. But you know what? I wore my red nail polish for over 30 years before that – it IS part of WHO I am. I didn’t realize until earlier this week, when I repolished my nails red how much I missed that piece of me.
Goodness knows in today’s times, other familiar pieces of me are modified. Some I may do better without; but this one – I’m taking back.
How about you? What small pieces of you have you given up? Which ones can you let go for good? Which ones are you taking back NOW? Share in the comments below!
Now that you’ve started to think about it – what are you going to do about it?
The bigger question might be when??