We all have core values…whether we define them more not. One of my core values is that I will always welcome challenges and change.
Recently, I was given an opportunity to host a podcast. About the entertainment industry.
Someone who honestly…is not a student of entertainment.
Business? Makes sense.
Mindset? For beginners and those who find it challenging. Definitely.
Football? Baseball? Yup.
Acting? Well…I feel like I deserve an Academy Award for pretending to be an extrovert daily…but I’m more of a “makes the posters for the play” kinda gal.
Music? I appreciate it but I’m still emotionally scarred from being kick out of choir in 8th grade.
But…you see…when I went to college, I studied English because it was harder to me than science and math.
Who am I to say no to a challenge? For an opportunity I’ve been asking to be given for 2 years?
With this challenge comes not only responsibility but change.
You see…it’s time for me to start looking the part. That never occurred to me.
I can’t walk around with messy hair, bags under my eyes and tell people that I represent this company.
Just like you can’t have someone with jacked up teeth working the front desk of a dental office.
When it was subtly suggested to me that I up my “put together” game…I had two choices.
I could be super sensitive and take it personally.
I could understand that, if this is what I truly want, I have to look, dress and act the part.
I love getting my hair done. That’s no secret. But the makeup, clothes and shoes part? That part gives me hives.
And I’m absolutely certain that in a year, I’ll look back on this blog and laugh.
But today…I have to own who I am. Not who I want to be…because I already have everything inside of me that I need to be who I desire to be.
I am that woman already. I just have to step into her. She is me and I am her.
So…now…I just need to find a makeup artist to teach me how to do the things I never really learned.
And a personal stylist who will get me permanently banned from Old Navy 😭😭 and teach me how to shop in nice stores without sweating.
I have to own who I am.
On tonight’s podcast, my guest talked about how acting kept bumping into her when she was running away.
What keeps bumping into me while I try hiding in a dental office is that I am an influencer of influencers. And to do that, I need to not only change my mindset…but I need to change the way I see myself and present myself.