I know that this is a real estate blog, but I just have to go off topic for a bit and share something that is on my mind. Don't worry, I'll keep this short.
So, I’m at the bank today, when the very nice woman at the front desk compliments me on the outfit that I was wearing. She then tells me that I am always so confident in my appearance and that she wishes that she could be like that.
Now, I am very well aware that I have plenty of flaws. Who doesn’t? But it made me think. I have certainly not always been so confident. It has taken me a long time to achieve this, so let me tell you a story.
Many years ago, I worked for a bridal salon. One day, the most beautiful woman I had ever seen, came into the store to buy a wedding gown. She was gorgeous and had the most perfect figure! I was her stylist and so I started by asking her what style of dress she was thinking about. She then proceeded to tell me about all of her “flaws” and what she would like to hide.
“You’re kidding”, I said. “You are the most stunning woman that I have ever met. There is not one thing about you that should be hidden!”
Even so, she had flaws that only she saw.
As is such with every woman that I have ever met. I realized that day that if you ask any woman what her flaws are, she will respond by asking,
“Do you want me start at the feet and work my way up, or the head and work my way down?”
WOMEN (and men)...what are we doing to ourselves?!
So after that day, I started rephrasing how I responded to women when they told me what parts of their bodies they wanted to hide. I started turning it around and asking “What about yourself do you want to accentuate or highlight?”
Now, all of a sudden, we got to the good stuff! I would hear things like,
“I like my collar bone!”
“I love my legs!”
“My ass looks pretty good!”
“I have really nice cleavage!”
And that is how I started working on my own self image. Focus on the things that you love about yourself, and the rest will come.
So, everyone (Men and Women of all sizes and ages), please, always remember:
We are ALL stunning!
We are ALL gorgeous!
We are ALL smart, sexy, fun, interesting and above all else, we are ALL deserving!
Don’t you ever let anyone, EVER, let you believe otherwise!
That is all...I will now go back to talking about real estate. (Maybe.)