As a woman, I feel that I have always felt some kind of pressure when it came to dressing. This is a feeling that has loomed over me since I was a young girl, but not something that I ever really openly talked about with anyone else. That was until I found myself having a conversation with my daughter and another mother-daughter duo. During our friendly chat, the mother made a comment about how she had every right to wear what she wants to wear, but couldn't help that even though a women entrepreneur felt like there was some mysterious guideline that she must follow when dressing. Never in my life have I had more of an "oh my gosh, me too" moment. This sparked a very interesting and empowering conversation between the four of us that I thought has such an important message I would share it with you too.
The Pressure Is Real
I can honestly say at each stage of my life I have felt some kind of underlying judgmental pressure when it came to my wardrobe. It didn't matter if I was wearing heels, flats, a blouse, or a tee. It didn't matter if there was puke from a baby on it, coffee, or if it had been freshly pressed. I could always feel onlookers silently pushing their judgments onto my outfit. My story never seemed to matter. I could have just taken care of a fussy baby or just walked out of a board meeting. Never did my back story matter, all that mattered was the now and present. My cover page if you will.
During the conversation, we had with the other mother-daughter duo. I realized that I was not the only one who felt that way. I couldn't believe that at points I felt maybe I was a little over paranoid or full of myself to think that complete strangers would have an opinion over what shoes I was choosing to wear that day. I also couldn't believe this pressure and judgment is common among women and is not something that is spoken on too often.
Don't Let Others Define You, Find Empowerment In The Negative
The people around you whether strangers or friends only have as much power over you as you allow them. It's okay to walk away free of judgments. It's okay to ignore those judgments around you. It's completely and utterly okay to just be you. You don't need permission from anyone. You don't need others to be okay with it. You just need to be okay with who you are, you need to be able to set your own boundaries, and to feel free to just be you.
Being You Is The Best You That You Can Be
Okay that title sounds like something I may have read in a Dr. Seuss book, and in all honesty, it just may have been, but its the perfect statement for this article.
You Are You
You Are Worthy
You Are Beautiful
You are Amazing
You have to power to walk away from the negative, from the judgments,
and you have the ability to limit the power others have over you.
I am incredibly passionate about my job. I love sharing my passions with everyone that I meet.
I am fortunate enough to meet a lot of amazing people online through our outstanding Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Community. Although I have noticed that my passions seem to be lost in translation from screen to screen. Once I noticed that I embarked on a quest to learn how to properly portray my passions while not just engaging in an in-person conversation, but also through the conversations I have with the amazing people I interact with online.
Carmine Gallo is the author of the book Talk Like TED
While I have not had time to read the entire book, I have had time to listen to a short auto reading of a section of the book. Within this section, I amazingly learned the key element that I believe to have been missing. Here is all that I learned from this short clip.
Asking the wrong questions
I realized that I was asking myself all the wrong questions when it came to sharing my passions.
When someone asked why I do what I do, my answer is always, "My love for fashion is my drive".
Which is a true statement, my love for fashion is why I have the job I have and why I love it. Although after some thought I realized that my answers lack in both luster and depth.
I do love fashion, but my passion does not simply end there. It also greatly extends to all of the people each piece of fashions affects.
I am going to use our Cashmere Scarf as an example to help display to you what I learned.
Our Cashmere Scarf Facts
*Perfectly knitted for cold days
*Loomed by disabled wearers
I think that all of these facts are amazing and worth sharing to everyone and anyone.
Although while these facts are phenomenal, these facts alone are not where my true passions lie.
At the end of the day, a scarf is just a scarf. It's a very nice luxury scarf yes, but a scarf nonetheless. However, when you take a deeper look into the scarf you will see all of the beautiful gems that are interwoven into its chic design. These gems are where my passions lie.
Our Cashmere Scarf is manufactured in an environment that welcomes disabled workers. This scarf helped to create a job for people who otherwise would have struggled immensely to find one. This scarf helps to empower people I will never meet. It helps to change lives for the better, by abling a real and worthy person of dignity in spite of their disability. Our Cashmere Scarf while yes just a scarf also supports a better change in someone's life.
The scarfs undeniable positive effects that it has on the world is my passion.
It's 100% Cashmere and under $100.00, but it's the fact that it has a fundamental impact of someone across the world is beyond priceless in my opinion. It's why I absolutely love this product and why Thavin & Marcob carries it both in our Store Front and our Online Boutique. My passion lies in helping to be a part of the positive change that ripples through the lives of people around the globe.
Thavin & Marcob continually strives to present every client with the ability to utilize their
Consumer Buying Power in any way that they see fit. To help achieve such a goal we personally crafted unique and custom boutique collections for you to shop through will full transparency.
What is Consumer Buy Power?
Consumer Buying Power is the power that you individually as a person posses. It is a power that no one can take, steal, or borrow from you. Your Consumer Buying Power is the support that you choose to give to a product, brand, or company when you purchase a product or service.
Why is my Consumer Buying Power important?
Your Consumer Buying Power holds such great amounts of importance. When you choose to support a product, brand, or company. You are in short granting them with the privilege of using your buying power to help able their journey on their own path.
With your Consumer Buying Power products, brands, and companies can grow.
Without your Consumer Buying Power products, brands, and companies will disappear.
How does Thavin & Marcob help me to
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!