I read the book #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso in under 24 hours. For someone who strictly reads magazines and blogs, this is big news. #GIRLBOSS was just that good. There were all kinds of nuggets that spoke to me. I wrote down quotes as I went along so I can be continuously inspired. One quote that significantly stuck out to me was "If you believe in yourself then others will too". It was like Sophia knocked me in the back of the head. If you doubt yourself then other people will sense it and doubt you too, so it has to work the opposite way as well.
As a teenager, I was 100% confident and self-assured in my abilities. As the years have gone by and shit happened, it started to wane. People started to get in my head. So-and-so doesn't believe that I can handle that promotion, so maybe I can't. (I got it and rocked it btw.) I am underpaid so maybe I am not worth more. (A-hem, if you work hard and kick ass, then you are always worth more.) The thoughts go on and on. If you notice, I stated something positive and reassuring after each negative thought. This is to combat them, so they don't overtake me!
This week, let's work on combating each negative thought and truly believing in ourselves. We can do anything we set our minds to. It definitely won't be easy, but that makes it worth it.