The Power of Skincare and Confidence

The Power of Skincare and Confidence

Confidence is defined as a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.  Plastic surgeons have long built successful careers by marketing their ability to improve your confidence by making you feel better about yourself and how you look.  Not quite as drastic as plastic surgery, but would improving your skin help you feel more confident?  Would clearing up your acne make you feel more confident?  Would reducing fine lines, wrinkles, spots from age or accumulated sun damage make you feel more confident?

Whether you are required to stand up in front of a group of colleagues to give presentations, meet with potential or current clients, or interact with other moms at school and sporting events, we all see people in our day-to-day lives…and they see us.  Many of us struggle with self confidence because we are not happy with our appearance.  Truth be told, and I believe we all know this deep down, we are our own toughest critic.  I’m reminded of this almost daily as I talk with my teenage children and try to remember this myself.  Yet, I still find myself worrying over a newly spotted line around my eyes or the occasional blemish on my face.  While others may not even notice, we think they notice, these insecurities often are responsible for decreasing our self-confidence.

In transitioning from the corporate world to building my own skincare business with Rodan + Fields, I have learned three things about myself.  Yes, I am selling skincare which can help to improve our outward appearance, decrease our insecurities, and improve our self-confidence; but, quite unexpectedly, through this transition, I am learning so much more about myself.  Read on.

1. I have found my passion.  “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius.  I have heard that expression for years and can honestly say that I “get it” now.  Years spent working in a field I was not passionate about has given me such an appreciation for loving every minute I dedicate to my new “job”.  I must remind myself, at times, to stop “working” because I am finally and completely passionate about my new career path.

2. I enjoy mentoring others.  In my corporate career I have had some amazing leaders and some that were lacking in their leadership abilities.  I am thankful for the opportunity to be the leader I always wanted for myself!  Being able to coach and assist others in finding their own success and confidence is even more rewarding than achieving my own success.

3. Helping others gain confidence in their lives brings me joy.  It may come from assisting a customer with their skincare needs and celebrating with them when they finally see the results they were hoping for.  Perhaps it’s helping a new business partner launch their business, helping them place their first customer order, or strategizing on how to implement social media into their business plan.  All these successes lead to the same thing…CONFIDENCE.  The happy customer who has improved the appearance of their skin may now have the confidence boost they’ve been looking for to take on something new in their life.  The confidence a new business partner gains after a few initial successes may be the boost they need to propel them to greatness.  As I come into contact and touch the lives of so many people with my new business, not only does this give me joy, but yes, you guessed it…my confidence is increasing as well.

I no longer look at my skincare business as simply selling somebody an eye cream.  I am helping others gain confidence and that is empowering!

 

Your Friend Is Doing What?

Your Friend Is Doing What?

You have a friend who all the sudden joins a network marketing company of some sort and you find yourself thinking, “I wonder why they did that?”

Well, there are MANY reasons people do such a thing:

✔️They may be wanting additional income to fund any number of things: family vacations, start or add to a college fund, pay off debt, save for a special purchase, etc.

✔️They may be wanting something for themselves.  Sometimes it starts as a hobby, sometimes it stays a hobby, sometimes it grows into a full-time gig/income for them.  The beauty is that it can be WHATEVER they want it to be.

✔️They may be looking to replace an income and job that they are not passionate about.

✔️They may desire to work for themselves – their goals, a mission/company they are passionate about, prove to themselves that they CAN make something on their own.

✔️They may be wanting more TIME…time for their family, time for their friends, time for themselves, time to travel, time to dream, the ability to arrange their day as they please.

✔️They may want OUT of an office.  They may want to work from where they want: different places from day to day – a home office one day, the dining room table the next, a coffee shop the next, from a vacation destination the next, etc.

How do I know all of this?

Simple….this is ME!  I left a cushy work at home, corporate job for every single one of the reasons listed above.

Did some people think I was crazy?  Probably.

Do some people STILL think I’m crazy?  Probably.

But you know what??

📌I’ve not been happier in years!

📌I’ve been more relaxed, at ease with myself, confident in my decisions.

📌I’ve built amazing friendships.

📌I’ve sought out coaching that has been instrumental in both personal AND professional growth.

📌My relationships, in both my personal and professional life, have deepened.

📌I’m in a great place!

I just returned from a wonderful family vacation!  I have traveled more in the past two years than I think I ever have – another benefit of working for myself.  I remember the stress of having to plan out an entire years’ worth of vacation days, saying no to things I wanted to do because I wouldn’t have enough time off available from my j-o-b.  Thankfully those days are gone.

If you’ve been thinking about learning more about a “side gig” – either mine or something another friend of yours may be pursuing, I invite you to take a look.  It may or may not be what you are looking for, but there is no harm in checking it out.  It just may be EXACTLY what you are looking for. 

xo Bec