Last weekend I attended my very first career conference. I didn't know what to expect, but it was an awesome experience. I had an opportunity to attend a conference last year, but I renigged last minute. My confidence wouldn't let me be great. Shall I say my lack there of. I'm so glad that all has changed. If I had attended the conference last year, the magic that happened would have never transpired. See, God had to do some things to my confidence to prepare me for the woman that walked around knowing exactly who she was.
The girl who normally would be encouraging others to go for it was going for it her herself. I introduced myself to executives in the company, everyone big and small. Didn't matter who you were, " Hi I am Lynyadia," I screeched. A year ago the fear in me would have grown so huge that the best me wouldn't have shown up. Even on my confidence cruise, I had to stop and take a look to see if it was really me floating on air throughout that place. Your girl was on it. I spoke up, I asked questions, I introduced myself full of nervousness but void of fear. Y'all I was "workin it."
A quick google search told me that confidence is defined as a feeling of self- assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities. At one time I would have read that as blah, blah, blah. But, now I stand as a confident black queen, who knows her value. I used to try and find my worth, but I learned that worth is associated with price and I'm priceless. Thus meaning I'm valuable. I now see my value. I am an asset to this world and there is not another soul like me. I had to see that for myself though and I made sure every person at that conference I talked to would know it as well. Do you know you're valuable? It's true you are. You have to believe it for yourself to manifest it.
Missy Elliot has a song "work it." That song came to mind as I wrote out these words. " Is it worth it? Let me work it I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it," I know you were waiting on the jibberish, but I digress. As those words filled my head, I was reminded that I am me, there is no one else like me and it's time for me to put my thing down, flip and reverse, it! So, that's exactly what I did in that conference. I walked in confidence and left fear at the door.
How are you feeling about your confidence? Are you running to your purpose or are you bound by fear? This was me, I speak frequently about my struggles with confidence. I emerged through the fear and a woman full of confidence was born. You gotta let that fear go girl and work it because you are worth it! You heard Missy.
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