Do you ever feel like your accomplishing something in life that you don't know if you quite deserve? Maybe it's that recent job promotion, a new team that you're managing? Or maybe its those moments where you feel like "Oh shit one of these days people will realize I don't know as much as they think I do..." Guess what, you're not alone. I often feel that way everytime I get asked to speak and it’s a something I'm trying my hardest to overcome in 2018.
Last week I was asked to speak at Mama's Making It, a panel hosted by an incredible mom community called Fashion Mamas. Funny enough when the Founder, Natalie Alcala reached out to me regarding the event I originally thought she was inviting me to attend, little did I realize I was being asked to speak. I’m totally blaming my #mombrain and moving situation on this one!
The panelists for this event included Michelle Davenport, CEO of Raised Real and Sylvie Esmundo, Editor of Sylvie in The Sky. Two really incredible and accomplished women and me. We talked about our career journey, what a typical workday looks like for us, and what mindful living means to us and how we incorporate wellness into our daily personal/work life. It was an intimate, relaxed discussion filled with real-life moments shared amongst real-life mamas
one of these days people will realize I don't know as much as they think I do..."
I know that when I'm speaking in front of others I'm in my element, but it doesn't dismiss the fact that the biggest thing I need to conquer is this insecurity I have of feeling "who am I and how did I get so lucky to be here?" As if luck truly had anything to do with it. If you suffer from imposter syndrome, know that you're not alone. There are millions of people including the most successful role models you look up to. And as a note to you and myself, know that where you are in life is not because of luck, its because you chose to put your heart out there. Other people see something in you that’s worth sharing, you just open your eyes to see what they see and you will soon enough.
Here are a few photos from the event. I've got some more speaking events lined up this year and I'd love to share stories with you, connect with you in person, and simply give you a hug! Stay up to date with all of that either on social media or by signing up for my Love Notes.