Challenging Myself to Be Myself

I was sitting in my favorite bar on my 28th birthday. It’s a swanky little place in my hometown called the Shady Lady Saloon. It has the feel of a 1920s speakeasy with cocktails that I can’t get enough of. Two of my favorite people celebrating with me, my husband and my best friend. We’re laughing and reminiscing over our first round of drinks and we decide to order a second round. I was enjoying a refreshing gin cocktail called a white linen and I could wait for the next one to arrive.

As our drinks arrived, I was telling a story about something that happened a couple weeks prior and my best friend gave me a look that said, “What the hell?” She was surprised because we sit right next to each other at work, see each other almost every day and I didn’t tell her when it happened. And you know what, it wasn’t the first time. I apologized and told her that I just have a hard time sharing about my life. Good or bad.

HOLDING MYSELF BACK

Our conversation stayed in my mind for a couple weeks. I undervalue, or I fear others will undervalue, my stories and my ideas and it’s keeping me from sharing on Facebook, Instagram, or in everyday conversations. More importantly, its keeping me from putting myself out there and going after my goals and dreams.

WELL, I’M DONE WITH THAT. IT’S TIME TO PUT MYSELF OUT THERE.

For the past 8 years (yes I said 8), I have wanted to start a YouTube channel. For the past 6 years, I’ve wanted to start a personal blog. For the past 5 years, I’ve been trying to start a successful business. I’m rolling all of these goals in one big scary, challenge for myself.

BUILDING A PERSONAL BRAND.

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, hustling to make things happen, and sharing it all here. If you want to follow me on my journey, if you want to hear about my ups, downs, and lessons learned; if you want advice on how to build your own personal brand, subscribe below.

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO BE 110% YOURSELF.