Being a “big sister” type, a mentor to young women and girls through the Girl-Swag Initiative, spending my young adult years in the fashion industry as an international model, and now, a lifestyle model, coach and author, I find myself right in the thick of things when it comes to body image, self-esteem, self-development, self-empowerment, and equality for women. As a result of who I am and my roles I’ve often thought and envisioned how wonderful it would be if we were all required to take advantage of our own authentic traits…our individuality, our personality and our innate body characteristics. What if instead of being taught to conform and “fit in” to a certain standard by our parents, teachers, peers, preachers, bosses, the media or society we were trained in being present and attentive to our own self—that innate, pure, righteous seed within?
Imagine sitting down with your self and celebrating your beautiful uniqueness; that bona fide magical “seed” that’s already within you that’s a creative force to be reckoned with. Count your special qualities, list them, define them, embrace them, talk about them, put them into action and share them with others. Watch what happens. There will be an amazing return on your investment.
We’re all born with special qualities… they’re gifts of excellence from God given to us to enjoy, use, share and prosper from. These gifts of excellence help set us apart from the status quo. They help us to create our life set ups and can set us free. There is indeed, a platinum lining within your authenticity, darling. Mine it.
Chloé Taylor Brown is a Pretty-Fresh@50+ woman, a free-spirited wife of 30 years, a model-mom of four children, one an angel in heaven, a big sister, friend, encourager, a mentor for women and girls around the world, a professional and executive coach for women, an educer of excellence and a lifestyle model with Salt Model & Talent Agency.
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