7/12/2016: Eyes

A friendly reminder to believe in yourself the way those who love you believe in you! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.

I’m just about packed up and ready to jet off to San Francisco tomorrow to film my online class collaboration with the folks at @britandco! I’m SO pumped about the content we’ve worked together to create and I’m thrilled to be teaching it, but in the interest of full transparency, I’ll admit there are some nerves!

It’s an opportunity to work with a company I’ve admired from afar for so long, so I think it’s natural to want to do my best. Whenever I feel those nerves bubble up, whether it’s because of an opportunity like this or a speaking gig or even a client project — any time when I can feel that pressure to not let someone down — that’s when my kind inner mentor whispers to me: “You were chosen for a reason. THEY believe in you, so now you just have to remember to believe in yourself.”

Don’t you wish sometimes we could see ourselves through someone else’s eyes? Maybe our parents, our partners, our best friends, the people we serve — what would THEY say about us? The honest truth is, I bet they’d say better things than we say to ourselves because we can often be our own worst critics.

So the next time you too feel those nerves or you find yourself in a moment of doubt, try to see yourself through the eyes of someone that loves you or respects you. They believe in you — now all you have to do is believe in you too.