I sit before you once again – no make up – and this time MUCH more comfortable about it all.
Wanting to stretch myself even more, I thought long and hard about what I could do or say that would feel vulnerable – and aha:
My senior year in college I lost most of my hair. I had alopecia areata – if you’ve heard of it, it’s the kind that grows back.
Circular bald patches started appearing, progressing to *just enough* hair. I did, after all, start out with a whole lot of it.
I got a wig just about the time that it started re-growing (thank you!). I went from somewhat stringy (for me) shoulder length brown hair to a very dramatic RED bob with bangs (like Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction but red). It was pretty drastic.
When I looked in the mirror, I barely recognized myself. My father didn’t recognize me at the airport; when I got carded I had to prompt them to look at the eyes. Odd.
Funny thing was, after spring break when I returned to campus without the wig and it was OBVIOUS I had been wearing a wig, I did not care.
I felt SO RELIEVED. I hadn’t been aware of it before, but the minute I took the wig off, I realized I hadn’t felt like me AT ALL.
It may have been one of the first and most powerful “screw it” moments of my life. I couldn’t have cared less – I finally felt like ME again. That’s all that mattered.
Writing this now, I just realized that’s why I had to tell THIS story, because that “feeling like me” is part of what Project: YOU is all about.
So here I am telling on myself, because due to a lot of clamor of interest, we’re going to be doing another round of Project: YOU starting on January 18th.
The first round knocked my socks off:
“I’ve been in a lot of group challenges and this is the best one I’ve experienced. I could SEE real transformation happening before my eyes.”
“I started to look at myself the way others see me. I’m more confident in myself and it makes me want to go out and do new things.”
“My email list is more responsive telling me they’re glad I shared so authentically and vulnerably.”
Week 1: Shake It Out – Let Go of What You Think You Should Look Like
- Let go of fears about what you look like – and learn how others SEE you.
Week 2: Let It Out – Show Your Quirky, Unique Side, Your Perspectives
- Show your quirky side – the YOU of YOU – and allow yourself to be cheered on for it.
Week 3: Own It – Share Your Business Expertise, Messaging + “On Brand”
- Start sharing your business expertise in video in a way that feels good (and isn’t sales-y or hype-y).
- Be comfortable showing your face in pictures and video, so you get out of your head and get to BE YOU.
- Get your videos done faster and stop over-thinking what you’re going to say.
- Build trust with folks quickly because you’re no longer hiding and clearly show you know your stuff.
All so you begin marketing yourself and your business in a way that feels like you – because it IS you, so clients and money come more easily.
Be sure to sign up – it’s totally FREE – http://sparklingresultscoaching.com/project-you/
If even reading this email is making you nervous, then yeah, this is for you. We’ll work it out it together in a safe, supportive space.