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Does Wearing a Party on Your Arm Make You Feel More Like You?

Published on 6/12/2017
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me with bangles

 

Yesterday, we had a Woodstock Party down at the Yacht Club. With music and costumes. As a child of the '60's, with a hippie spirit, I was SO excited. Unfortunately, I no longer have the hippie hair. I recently cut my waist length mane of waves and curls into a more manageable style. But, I was able to sweep what hair I have left into an up-do with a colorful, peace sign printed scarf. I put on a peasant skirt and a tye dye top. And, I took out all my bracelets and bangles and slipped them on my wrist à la Janis Joplin.  I didn't win first prize in the hippie contest, but all in all, it was great fun. And I fell asleep last night with all those bracelets and bangles still on my wrist. 

So, about those bracelets and bangles....

I used to wear them all the time. It was sort of my signature style. Instead of one statement piece, I chose to wear several. It was me, just being me.  Those bracelets and bangles have special meanings or mark particular events or milestones over several years.  There's a story of some kind attached to each one. Some are gifts that were bought or made especially for me. Some remind me of certain emotions I was feeling at the time when I bought them. Obstacles I was able to overcome. A successful week, month or year. Some have spiritual meanings, like my sandalwood mala beads from India. They remind to pray every day. Others simply caught my eye in a market, fair or shop, so I have fond memories of traveling when I wear them. 

And I wore them proudly, until one day, at a networking event, someone told me I looked very unprofessional, no one could possibly take me seriously and I would never be successful because I looked more like a gypsy than a business owner. So, based on the opinion of one person, who wasn't really all that successful herself, I took them all off and put them away. Until yesterday. And, as I type this PR right now, I am still wearing them.  

Okay, it's just jewelry. A bunch of bracelets and bangles. Some cheap. Some expensive. Maybe to most, it's silly to be even mentioning them. They don't make me a better person or any better at what I do, but when I wear them I feel alive. Fun. Happy. Which is how I feel about life and the image I wish to portray to others.

That got me to thinking, this isn't about a bunch of bracelets and bangles. It's much deeper than that....

I am in the Transformation Business and looking to work with those who want to create happier, healthier, more exciting lives. That means helping others become who they are and to live authentically rather than just going along with the status quo or doing what someone tells them they're SUPPOSED to do or how to act or even look. If I am not able to honor that myself, how can I possibly tell anyone else how to do that? I can't!!

What am I really trying to say here? 

Be who you are! 

You have something to bring to the table that is uniquely yours. Something to share with others in a way that only you can. And certain people will be attracted to you because of your unique way of presenting whatever it is you're trying to promote or sell. That attraction will be the deciding factor as to whether or not they'll buy your products or hire you for your services. Most customers are driven by the personality behind the product more than the product itself.  In other words, they're buying you! So, if you're stuck and no one is buying your products and services, maybe it's time to throw your own unique personality into it and be 100% authentically you. Whomever that is. It's different for each of us, but it's up to each of us to figure that out and BE THAT PERSON! Not someone's idea of who you should be, how you should act or how you should look. And certainly not a carbon copy of somebody else.  Copying what someone else does, following their particular steps or applying their method for success might work, but trying to be who they are never works. Not for very long anyway. 

Be who you are in all your uniquely different and wonderful ways.  You will attract exactly who you are meant to attract. Those who aren't attracted to you will find someone else to work with. And that's okay. We've all got to get the point where it is okay. There are still plenty of people who want and need what you have to offer in exactly the way you offer it.  And I do believe it begins and ends with you just being you!  

And if wearing a PARTY ON YOUR ARM with a dozen bracelets and bangles helps you feel more like you, then by all means, go ahead and wear them! 

Yours in happiness, health and success, 

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