So…What Is Self-Discovery?

So many times we focus on the feeling of confidence or the result of having self-esteem but we don’t talk enough about the sometimes long, often arduous journey of getting there.


As you may have seen from my TEDx talk, I’m interested in exploring the role self-discovery plays in the world of confidence.


For me, self-discovery is the journey we take to better understand who we are. Independent of labels, relationships, past heartbreaks or future dreams. Self-discovery is the process of learning about…us.


It can feel a bit harder to discuss to because everyone’s process of self-discovery is different. And that’s what’s beautiful about this. My road and your road to feeling confident will never look the same.


So I’ve asked a few of my amazing team members (all under the age of 30, btw!) to share what self-discovery means to them:


Sara, 27: For me, self-discovery has been about learning personal accountability. How being mindful of and taking responsibility for my thoughts and actions has led me to better understand myself and make choices that are authentic to who I am.


Alyssa, 24: Self-discovery is a growth pattern of letting go and being open: letting go of what you thought you knew or were, being open to letting your heart and mind be changed.


Elizabeth, 25: Self-discovery, to me, is learning about yourself – your likes and dislikes, passions, weaknesses, skills, emotions, even the things you may have been avoiding. It is taking truth and knowledge head on, awakening yourself to the world around you, and reflecting on those experiences. We can only be fulfilled if we know what fills us up.


Brianna, 23: To me, self-discovery is understanding the experiences that have shaped me. It’s a process of identifying my beliefs and values and working to live by them. It’s realizing that my personal journey will involve happiness, excitement, fear, and doubt and embracing it.


Find us on Facebook and tell us what Self-Discovery means to you…


The Confidence Myth

Let’s talk about how at some point, in everyone’s life –beauty fades.


At different ages, stages, and life cycles.


Because beauty isn’t a currency to take to the bank- character is.


My TEDx talk, The Confidence Myth, is out!


In it I explore the messy, honest and often overlooked truth about “getting” confidence.


Hint: It’s time to talk more openly about the process of self-discovery.


Watch it below (and please share, like and comment if you enjoy!)



Forget Balance – I’m trying Harmony

I don’t believe in a balanced life.


When I think of balance – I think of scales.


And I think of the goal as trying to get both sides of the scale to balance or even out.


But in my experience, my life isn’t about being even. It’s about embracing the flow, the fluidity and the uncomfortable process. That discomfort usually stems from an aversion to change and an over attachment to the Ego and what it wants. So I’ve found a concept that has really worked for me – seeking Harmony.


Even in the most chaotic of travel schedules, in the most pressure filled work meetings, and the disconnected times within our relationships, I seek harmony. Accepting what is. Being in the present moment. Feeling WHATEVER emotion is within me. I work on not fighting it, controlling it, or wishing it away.


I know this isn’t a new concept but it’s new for me. And the daily practice of it is changing my life. And allows me to enjoy the grace and space of all that comes my way.


The more I am in harmony with what is – the smoother I move from moment to moment. And this moment is all we have.


Start With Why

We want to be a leader in this space. We want to support girl empowerment. We want to go viral.


Sitting in a client meeting, discussing a new marketing campaign, and ​then our team finally asks the simple question: “Why”?


At first, silence. And then, more questions. “Why are we doing this campaign? Why do we care about this issue? Why are we the right people to share it? Why is it important for our audience?”


As we begin to answer WHY this campaign makes sense for the brand and WHY it will resonate with their audience- things start to fall naturally into place. The messaging becomes clear; the emotional connection for consumers becomes authentic.


Simon Sinek’s, Start With Why tells us that people connect with brands that know what they believe. “They don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”


It’s the simplest and sometimes most difficult question to answer. But it has changed the way I live- not just in my business, but in my life. What do I believe? Why do I do what I do? These questions have taught me to be trusting enough to let the WHY guide me.


Do you know your Why?


If you haven’t checked out Simon’s work – start with his TED talk – it’s excellent!