Give yourself PROPS! Show yourself love.

*Blows the dust off of Blog Page* 

Hey guys! 

I know I've been doing my small business thang, but I had a word. I don't really do personal blogging but I had to say something at this point in my life!

Recently, I went to an AH-mazing viewing/panel discussion entitled "She Did That Film." in Charlotte, NC. I was hands down one of the youngest people in the room. I was around black women bloggers, authors, filmmakers, designers, etc. I saw a bunch of "future me's" in the room, lol. I went with another black business owner, Miss Ky' (SugarKaneSugaring.com). Miss Ky' is super important in this lesson.

I was fighting myself about whether I wanted to introduce my product to other random women that I've never met before. I know, I know, but It's really easy to feel small in a room like that. I was there to be out of my comfort zone, practice, and inspiration.

Towards the end of the night, I finally bring my product out my tote bag and got so many product/packaging compliments. I received all of these compliments and I could not just say "Thank You". For example, someone said, "Your packaging is great!" I replied, "Oh, really? Thanks. It's just a sticker." It's like I was dimming my own light! I mean the whole night I was doing this. Miss Ky' pulled me to the side and said: "Show yourself, love, too."

I'm sharing this small but meaningful moment to tell you even when you're on your journey love your imperfections on the way. I am a perfection queen!!! I believe I would be far more fearless if I wasn't to fixed on PERFECT.

If you are in school (NCAT19 YERD! lol), a creative, on your career, or anything amongst greatness just know you ARE doing the damn thing. You are worthy of all the praise you get because you are working for it.

 

Brittany BygraveComment