I have been lying to you.
Not a complete fib but a little piece of my personality has been withheld and it has been my own doing.
For the past two years, my husband has encouraged me to be positive in my brand.
And there is a lot to be said about positivity. But there are things about me that you might not know. For starters ...if you know me...I say what’s on my mind. And sometimes it is not what you want to hear and it might even politically incorrect.
And sometimes it even includes an f bomb or two!
The truth is, I to have work at being positive. I grew up with a lot of negativity and I am still fighting a mindset that comes naturally to me.
Ok, that's not that bad you say. Perhaps not, but I feel out of fairness to my audience that I need to get real. I need to look past my fear that you might see my brand in a less favorable light.
Jacqueline told a personal story of her life and she didn't hold back. It was all part of a growth journey that finally transformed her life for the better when was in her early 50s.
She learned lessons through incredible life experiences that have transformed the way she views fear. She is now on a mission to help others get out of their own way.
I don't want to wait until my 50s to break out of my shell. I am going to take her advice and start with baby steps toward being the person I was meant to be and the life I was meant to live.
Jeffrey Gitomer, a friend and mentor advised me once to be more stark and opinionated. I feared this would not align with the positivity I have strived to project, but I now understand that fear is worrying about something that hasn't happened yet. Powerful revelation.
We talk about being transparent as a brand. That doesn't mean we have to share intimate secrets, but it does mean we can be who we are...and continue to improve ourselves with each passing moment.