There’s a laundry list of things I
can’t stand don’t like about myself.
I hate the way my forehead is so big and how the hairline on my temples recede just a tad; I promise you if I were a man I’d have male pattern baldness. I don’t particularly like how my hands look so masculine in photos, taking pics of my fresh manicure is a complete waste and sometimes I really wanna show y’all my bomb new color.
I hate my voice. God, I hate my voice! But ironically, it’s one of the things that has made my career. From hosting TV shows and events, to voicing commercials and operator prompts, my voice has literally been responsible for helping me secure the bag all these years.
When I was a news reporter, I secretly hated how I sounded on TV. Whenever a commercial comes on with my voice, I turn it down if I could or cringe if I can’t. Honestly, I rarely even watch my own shows.
Even though I can’t stand listening to myself, that doesn’t mean that I’m gonna ever ever let that stop me from making a buck.
Turn your insecurities into invoices, your doubts into deals and your can’ts into a cheque.
There are so many insecurities we all harbour, so many little things we don’t like about ourselves, so we put them on the back burner thinking that because we don’t like them, no one else will either.
But think about what would possibly happen if you stared that insecurity in the face and turned it into a business venture. What would happen if you shook off the doubt and got that project back on schedule, or if you wore your hair down one day, put on the red lipstick you’re afraid to try, wear the crop top you’ve been eyeing, wore the hoop earrings you fear bring too much attention to your face, joined that choir or band, took the class or…took that photo of your fresh manicure.
The possibilities (invoices, deals and checks) are endless!
We’re taught all our lives that insecurity is a bad word and whatever form that comes in, we should hide it. But in the words of the great Missy Elliott, “…flip it and reverse it!” Flip your fears upside down, make your bad bankable and turn your insecurities into invoices!