Why You Need To Stop Waiting And Start Doing. Your Weight Does Not Define Your Worth.Oct 28, 2020
By Tricia Scott.
I asked a question in my Facebook Community 'Do you find that confidence issues affect you? Not just body confidence but general ability confidence or that 'who do they think they are' syndrome?"
I got so many PM's that day.
I am a BARE certified coach. This means I am trained to work with women to clear the clutter (mental and physical) and get right on track for the life they want and deserve. As such, I research a lot about confidence, diet culture and the likes. The question I asked in the community came about as I read about and researched body confidence issues in female entrepreneurs. I was shocked by the results but not wholly surprised. I see this a LOT.
So many people create these incredible businesses, have the best ideas and the most inspirational stories to tell, but you never get to hear them or buy them or get excited about them because they're hiding.
They are hiding all of this greatness from the world!
Not cool, but sadly not unusual.
These creative, beautiful, inspirational people are embarrassed to be seen by the world. They are terrified of being in the public eye and being judged.
One of the statistics which jumped out at me while reading was that 98% of women don't like their bodies and would describe themselves as ashamed. I almost cried.
All of those accomplished people walking around secretly (and not so secretly) hating themselves and starving the world of their endless talents, and for what? Because they don't feel skinny or attractive enough to be out there yet, or they worry what others will think if they show all the way up.
I could wail with frustration.
'When I reach my goal weight of X, I'll be able to confidently apply for that job/ launch that business/ get those headshots done/ go on that date/ launch that video series'.
On and on it goes. We have to work together to change the narrative. The answer doesn't lie in yet another diet (weight loss or gain) or detox or procrastination. It lies in us right now telling ourselves and each other we are enough, today, as we are, in all of our perfect imperfections and saying 'fuck this, I am not going to wait any longer and by doing so, I am going to change the narrative for every single person who watches or listens to me and what I have to offer'
It's time to step out of the shadows, accept what is and learn to love the glorious creations we are wholly and unapologetically. This is our time, and we don't get it again. How you show up is a decision that only you can make. You have gifts to share, and the world is missing out because you're afraid to show up.
Don't give your power away for fear of judgement (and that goes for self-judgement too). You deserve so much more than that.
Let me tell you, you are enough, exactly as you are, right now, today. Make yourself heard, take up all of the space, make a scene and be the leading light. The world needs what you have to offer, and you never know who you're inspiring along the way.
I believe in you.
Tricia Scott is an author, speaker, passionate startup business mentor and the Founder and Editor of The Female CEO - Create Evolve Overcome, a platform and digital magazine holding the space to showcase female entrepreneurs from all over the world. She works and collaborates with various organisations to bring the most inspirational journeys, stories and training to help entrepreneurs on their own personal success mission.
The Female CEO is growing, expanding and gaining global recognition daily and Tricia is able to bring her own level of expertise as a start-up coach, mentor and multi-company director to her very exclusive table along with her team of brilliant Guest Editors and Contributors. You'll usually find her with her MacBook in one hand and a coffee or a glass of something fizzy in the other and she always have sunglasses in her hair. Reach out anytime!
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