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!
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