A few weeks ago, I had the treat of going to Dallas for the first time and staying in a lovely boutique hotel to get my beauty rest before appearing on the Dallas CW show Close Up. I decided to stay in that night & spend some cherished alone time just pondering life and all of the wild adventures I’ve been on since leaving news…
I thought about what had scared me the most about leaving the only profession I ever knew and what I’ve learned since then. I decided to write myself some advice, to the girl who didn’t know any better from the girl who’s still learning every day. Here are three little tidbits from my journal:
~ don’t give up! ~ Starting a business in a completely new field is going to be, without a doubt, the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Period. You’re going to have to learn to be flexible with your vision and logical in all of your decision-making, even when you’re emotional. There are times when you’re going to wonder why the hell you took the giant leap. It’s okay to be human and to ask yourself questions. There are days you’re going to want to give up. Don’t. Remember your passion of helping women create better lives for themselves. Remember your dream of inspiring ladies everywhere to be bombshells. Stay focused.
~ trust your gut ~ There are going to be A LOT of people who tell you how you “should” be building your community, developing your products, & running your team… or how you shouldn’t be wearing pink high heels if you want to be taken seriously or letting your curly hair be liberated or try to create something that’s never been done before, because people won’t understand it. Don’t listen to all the riffraff. Sure, sometimes you’ll get valuable feedback and it’ll be part of the learning process, but just because people say they’ve got more experience doesn’t mean they’re right. Especially when it comes to your vision. Be wise about what advice you take and learn to trust yourself when it comes to the big stuff. Your gut will be your best guide…
~keep challenging yourself~ It’s not enough for you to create a couple of unique tools for women getting over heartbreak. You want more, you just don’t know it yet. Once you’ve got the Betty Plan created and firmly in place, the text messages sending pick-me-ups and the kiss-him-goodbye burning his photos, you’re going to hear a little voice within telling you to create more. Do it. After all, you have a mission. You want to build bombshells. To do that, you’ll want to connect your bombshells-in-training with other women just like them. You’ll want to create a newsletter to keep them in the loop. You’ll start creating videos with valuable advice. Two years from now, you’ll realize your mission is actually very clear: you want to start a bombshell revolution. Don’t hesitate to take on the challenge.
The next morning, I went to the TV station and met three incredible ladies in the lobby. We all inspired each other with our stories of triumph and our big dreams… and I realized I was more focused than ever on my goals. A few minutes later, I was being interviewed by an incredible host.
Check out the interview!
I have to say, it was one of my favorite media trips I’ve taken. I came back to Austin with clarity and determination. When I watched it again, the q & a wasn’t what made me so thrilled with the trip. It was recognizing that my journey was just beginning. It was taking some time to reflect without judgement and recognize that the lessons I’ve learned won’t just be great for my business, they’re essential lessons for any girl on a mission to live life as a bombshell.