Confidence can be fleeting. Love isn't.
SO if you're Choosing to wait to share that post, your message or screenshot or whatever it is Because... 'You're kind of so-called rough around the edges' ..OR 'You come from an odd background' SO 'Oh You know, Nobody would -get- you' ..OR Because 'You're hair isn't dyed the right color yet' or something else is jussst out of place. ...OR maybe because you're Afraid or embarrassed it 'won't be worth it?' (Let's be honest Have you ever Really been motivated by the 'six figures' the ads tell you 'you're supposed to make' by sharing your message anyway?) Believe in yourself. Believe in you. Here is my tip.
If you want to keep going with something, anything... Take yourself (and whatever you might happen to think about yourself at the moment) OUT of the equation. Remember your message at the forefront & whatever is holding you back...
Float above it.
Love. Choose love.
This is one of my favorite photos! Here you see the photogenic and gorgeous Ms. Little along with the sleeve of my 15+ year old thrift store sweater. Wait, did I mention, that was When I got it in the thrift store. It's probably some 10 years older than that at least with the kind of tag that only comes from the fashion world of the 70s or 80s. True vintage. True thrift! Right from the Goodwill.
How I started out... It doesn't need to be as glamorous as you've been lead to think
You don't need to be that 'strong' 'sassy' or 'powerful' to get started... and you don't have to find your 'swagger' or 'brand' first either.
I started out speaking the truth and sharing the truth using Instagram and Instagram stories... I started by creating few second clips that I could handle and practicing for about five minutes everyday. Making the first few clips, and looking at them I cried because I 'hated' seeing myself and hearing myself due to past trauma. If I can change this, you can change this too. I still had quite a bit of work to do (and still and always do), but this is what got me started - slow, steady, and committed and using the principal of 'densensitization,' which has a whether-you-like-it-or-not natural effect on human psychology and can work for even the most hurt among us. (In ways both good AND bad, but that's another story! - I found a way to use it for good!)
The following is wording for the post:
This is an outtake from Insider Tips here on #instagramstorieswith Melissa Elizabeth (2017)
"When I grew up, it wasn't common for many of us to have acting classes, public speaking training, or real mentorship... and to boot, there was no internet (the great equalizer), until later. However, if you've got a message you've been wanting to speak from the heart... I've got a message for you. Maybe you've had no real mentorship, no public speaking training. I want you to know that it doesn't matter. You can do SO much more than you think you can. You can trust me on this one. If there's a message in your heart (doesn't matter what it is), if you meet it with some bravery it will compel you... and ensure you're not (and your message is not) left behind."
P.S. Check out my heart necklace by Pernilla Designs on @etsy. The story behind that coming soon!
#diy #mentor #mentorship #artist #brand#heart #creative #video #awesomeness#publicspeaking #confidencetips#pernillasdesign
Graybie n' Me
I just love this photo of graybie and I. This guy wants to be in the show, loves singing and I tell you can sing. This photo reminded me of Jim Henson's muppets where Kermit the Frog sang 'Some day we'll find it, the rainbow connection... the lovers, the dreamers and me!"
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melissa_elizabeth_instaMy husband in his happy place photographing the #mountainsin #colorado. I have taken to photographing photographers really expertly. ;). Next stop #moab... Get the latest on Instagram Stories. Stay tuned for tomorrow: view from the canyons! #nature #instagramstories#sanjuanmountains #fallfolliage #marketing#melissaelizabeth
P.S. love to photography others taking photographs... especially this guy. In general, however I find such an artfulness to it... to see what 'you' see. How it makes you feel. How you see it.
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