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Perceptions and Courage

This week's #MondayMotivation quote by Angelina Jolie got me inspired.  "If I make a fool of myself, who cares?  I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.” 
When I decided to start this brand and blog, I didn't necessarily see myself as the face of the business.  Founder/CEO, yes, I’m there for that.  Spokeswoman, putting myself really out there, visible for the whole world to see, absolutely no.  I've built my career in business.  I'm not a fame seeker.  But as GLAM 35 began to evolve over this last year, it was quite evident who I was serving.  A woman just like me.  It's for all my best friends, for my age group, for females who are also mothers, too busy, juggling households and careers, but are absolutely not willing to give up on their glam.  But, in the back of my mind, as I’ve worked furiously to build this brand, I have been afraid of failure.  Afraid of putting myself really out there, because if I do fail, the whole world will see.  Fear of humiliation.  Fear of making a fool of myself. 
This past summer, as my brand began to spin through the mud, and make some progress, I realized that I had to have courage.  This endeavor was becoming the biggest risk of my life.  And if I had a chance of succeeding, I had to give it my ALL.  And not be afraid, and have faith in myself.  And I realized that I really needed to put myself out there. Because the women I wish to serve need to see me, the face behind the business...because we can truly relate to each other and serve each other in amazing ways.
And so this #MondayMotivation was especially relevant for the phase I am in now....really beginning to put myself out there for the world to see, and where I constantly remind myself that I can’t be afraid of how others may perceive me.  

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