Be a ...! Do the Right Thing!
In Russell Peter’s voice with the Chinese accent impersonation, “Be a man! Do the right thing!” He’s a comedian; please google him if you have not done so. He’s funny.
I say though, “Be a Woman! Do the Right Thing!” What do I mean by this? In simplicity, be a woman that you hoped and wished was there for you (mentoring/guiding you), and to do the right thing by “being” that woman.
Have you ever heard these phrases below:
• I don’t have it all together.
• I have a few extra pounds on me.
• I don’t have a degree.
• I am not earning 6-figures.
We must stop allowing our fears to prevent us from being the women that we are! I am so blessed and fortunate to be around women who are so unique and strong in their rights. One inspires me to face my fears! One shows me what it means to “show-up” even in the midst of the storm! One pushes me out of my comfort zone! One reminds me that anyone can change! One ensures me that relationship can be timeless!
Now, how can we “be a woman” to ourselves and others?
It’s easy to see famous people like Oprah as our role model. However, I challenge you to take a look a little closer to home. Who is in your circle of friends or community that you admire? Make a list of their names and their greatest quality - for you to emulate. You’ll notice that by doing this exercise, it’ll feel real to you and will seem very feasible because subconsciously your mind is telling you, “If they can do it, I can too.”
Everything is a choice. I know, as much as we hear this, we don’t always make “the” choice. It is that simple (we make it hard and complicated). Here’s an example - I want to be a speaker because I have a message and story that someone needs to hear so they can learn from me. So, I need to decide to open my mouth and start sharing to a person than to multiple people. Of course, in time and more practice whatever you decided becomes easier.
One of my mentor's quote is “The distance between your dreams and reality is called: action.” This is so, so, so true! The only way to see the result you desire is to take the right actions that will get you closer. Continuing our example - I decided to be a speaker, so I need to ask to speak at events big or small.
What I have learned recently is that whatever change we desire is just three steps away. First, you visualize what you want. Secondly, decide that you will. Lastly, act upon that choice. Change can happen instantly!
Will you be that woman? Will you start “being”? The answer is YES! They’re waiting for you!
Jennifer Meim is a Graphic Designer who works with Entrepreneurs to transfer their vision into fruition. Jennifer has a natural gift of being in tuned with her clients to understand and to see their vision. For at least a decade, Jennifer have supported and worked closely with founders and CEOs to launch their ideas from table talks to tangibles. Jennifer is a self-taught designer, and continuously strive to learn especially with new technologies. Her creative soul and genuine love for people makes her one of the most approachable, dependable, and trustworthy designers in San Diego.