Creating your own brand as a woman.
“Like a sword in a sheath, her brilliance stays dormant. Like a bow in a quiver, her power stays invisible, Like a pea in a pod, her worth stays small. Like a trapped animal in a cage, she awaits permission to be freed. Like a butterfly in formation, she will only emerge when her old skin dies.” Dr Shefali Tsabary – a Radical Awakening
During my journey as a Mrs Sa Semi Finalist, I have learnt so much about the worth of a woman, the worth of myself. How it is not bound by achievement, not about how many people you serve or save, it is not about your husband, children or absence of, it is just about who you are. And no matter who you are, what you have excelled at and what mistakes you have made, you are worthy.
The opening quote makes me want to draw my blade, release the bow to hit the target, break out of the cage with a roar and shed my old skin and emerge the beautiful, brilliant butterfly I am and fly into the sun.
Imagine if women everywhere began to speak their authentic truth about how it really feels to be who they are, including their fears and failures, their dreams and desires. We would be filled with a world where we could be what we wanted to be without judgement of ourselves. And what would that look like?
Every woman living to her fullest potential, doing what she loves to do, that which gives her energy and faith and love. Regardless of expectations, achieving her version of success and being proud and happy with that.
So let me ask you what is stopping you from being this woman that I am speaking of? Life is just a succession of choices, and this choice is yours, and yours alone.
You are wise enough to know that with each choice there will be ups and downs, but you have to decide if the ups are worth the downs for you to be your authentic self.
And let me tell you the day that you are your authentic self and you know you are worth it, that is the day that you are your own brand. You are no longer the business owner of ABC, you are no longer the executive, the writer, the artist, the wife, the mother, the daughter. You are just you and more than any projection you ever put out there of success, you as your own brand will resonate with many more than you can ever imagine because it will not only give them someone to relate to but it will give them the freedom to be their true selves.
I challenge you to take the step to be who you really are, to build your own brand and to show the world the worth of a woman.