I want to tell you about an incredibly powerful and transformative breakthrough I’ve recently had in my life.
This is probably the most personal I’ve ever gotten in an email to my community, and I feel a little vulnerable sharing it with you. However, my inner wisdom keeps telling me that it is really important that you hear it.
So, it’s a little longer than usual, but it’s INCREDIBLY important, so here it goes…
Many of you have noticed that I have new headshots. (Thank you for all of the loving compliments and well-wishes you’ve given me on them!!!!)
Here’s what you don’t know about my headshots: it took me TWO WHOLE YEARS of contemplating getting them before I was actually ready to do it.
I knew I needed headshots because I hated the photos I had up on my website and marketing materials. Every time I looked at them I cringed because they just didn’t feel right.
And yet, I still didn’t make time to call a photographer and schedule a photo shoot.
For a long time I thought I was just too busy to get them done. Or, I told myself, I needed to wait until my hair grew to a certain length. Or, I told myself that it was the wrong time of year. Or, I told myself that it wasn’t a worthy investment.
Well, this went on for a while until I started getting unsolicited feedback about my photos. I was told by quite a number of people – some that I had just met! – that those old photos looked nothing really like me, that they didn’t convey my soulful and transformative energy and abilities, and that it looked like I was hiding from the camera in them.
To be honest, at first I was kind of insulted by those comments. Then one day it hit me – I WAS hiding from the camera in those photos, and not just from the camera, but from my community, my current and future clients, my partners, my mentors, and anyone that would come across them.
I was scared of being visible. I was scared of being truly seen and noticed by others. I realized that by not featuring headshots that showed the “real” me, I was allowing myself to stay small and to stay safe and to stay comfortable by not really letting my photographs convey the power of my work and my incredible ability to help women heal their wounds and move forward radically with their businesses, careers, art, relationships and so much more.
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