I was so thrilled to have Adrienne McGill on my webinar a couple of weeks ago. Adrienne and I have been friends for five years now, and she provides such a powerful, needed service to women. She is a premiere bra fitter and sells high-end, beautiful lingerie to women of all sizes. Her company is called Adrienne Clarisse.
Our show was on Valentine’s Day and it was entitled “How to Fall in Love with YOU and Get Your Sexy Back.” The lack of self-love and self-worth that women feel for themselves is criminal!!! Why are we so hard on ourselves? Why do we focus so much attention on the parts of the body that we don’t like instead of focusing on the parts that we actually DO like? As an Intentional Living Expert, I make it a POINT to focus on the parts of me I really like and love. I wasn’t always that way, but along my journey with I Have Today, I have learned to love my perfectly imperfect self completely. I’m just accepting of the wrinkles, the stretch marks, the cellulite. Would I like them not to be there…of course! But, isn’t it grand that I’ve lived a life so far that shows some wear and tear…like I’ve actually LIVED a little…birthed 15 lbs. of full term twins, worked a lot, played a lot, traveled a lot, experienced a lot. I believe that makes me far more interesting, and therefore more sexy, than if I hadn’t experienced all of that. Just sayin’.
We talked about “The Power Outfit” and “Defining You” from my book, I Have Today: Find Your Passion, Purpose and Smile…Finally” and how it relates to the conversation we were having. We also talked about Adrienne’s journey out of corporate America and how she transitioned into the lingerie/bra fitting/women empowerment industry.
Here are four take-a-ways from the webinar that are worth mentioning again for all women (and men) to know:
We All Need to Love Ourselves Perfectly Imperfect
Since no one is perfect anyway, let’s just let everyone off the hook already! Embrace the parts you don’t like just as much as the parts you do. In fact, pay no attention to the parts you don’t like and ONLY focus on the parts you do like…and guess what? The good parts will expand and you’ll start loving more and more of yourself. It is the Law of Attraction, and it works every single time! The late, great Wayne Dyer used to say “when you change the way you look at things, the things that you look at change.” So true!
Shift the Love from One Area of Your Body to Another Area
Find one thing that you love about your body and focus all of your attention and love on it. Then, find an area that you don’t like or love…maybe your butt, your stomach, your arms, your legs. Then, take all the love that you just put towards the part you love and SHIFT it over to the part that you don’t love and HOLD THAT LOVE THERE FOR IT. It’s like the runt of the litter of puppies…would you ever NOT love that one??? NO, of course not! So, why do we do that to our precious bodies? Love all of it, equally.
Buy Yourself a Matching Set of Bra and Panties That When You Wear It, It Makes You Feel Like “I’m Hot! I Rock! I Can Do Anything!”
Every woman should have at least one set that makes her feel that way! In fact, her drawer should be FULL of matching sets that say that! Wear them for YOU because they make YOU feel feminine and beautiful. You deserve to feel that way, because you are Hot, and you do Rock!
Lingerie is NOT for Men!
It’s true, guys. Lingerie is for women…designed to make women feel beautiful. The benefit for men isn’t the lingerie…it’s that they get to see us in our glow, feeling beautiful. (This was my favorite thing Adrienne said that day. I just love this!)
There were so many other great nuggets in our conversation, so if you missed it, you can catch it here.
The bottom line is this…before we can fully love another, we must first completely love ourselves. ALL of ourselves. When we do, we are magnetically more attractive to everyone. So, stop putting yourself down if you do that. Embrace your beauty. Be a Rockin’ Hot Babe who can DO Anything! Love yourself perfectly imperfect.
Quote: “Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type. It’s a state of mind.” – Amisha Patel