My first guest post for 2010 comes from none other than Sandy, the love of my life. She's spiced up her site "Getting Fit and Loving It" over the last couple months, no doubt due to my tremendous influence and touching humility (gag!). She can be found here.
I found this one pretty inspirational.
Here's to women!
It's About Confidence
I was watching an old episode of Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. Tim had the woman meet with a Life Stylist (Jared) who came out with a line I absolutely fell in love with. "I cannot control how I am perceived, I can only control how I am presented." I LOVE IT! He went on to put the woman in front of two mirrors (fun house type). In the first one she was very short and squat, in the second exaggerated tall and skinny. Jared then went on to say that since we cannot control how others perceive us, we have to choose a mirror in life. So we can either choose to present ourselves in a negative light and people will definitely pick up on that, or we can choose to present ourselves as confident, self-assured and owning our look and people will be attracted to that.
Self confidence comes from within. No one else can give it to you or take it away from you. We all have to look deep inside and figure out who we are and what we want in life. We need to decide what kind of image we want to present to the world. And I don't just mean clothes, makeup, accessories. I mean the whole package. Outer as well as inner image. You know the woman ... the one who, when she walks into the room, people's heads turn. And it's as much about her self confidence as it is about what she's wearing.
So here's to confident women who know what they want and go for it. 2010 is a new year. Let's approach it with confidence and the soundtrack of our lives running through our heads. To girl power!