While doing this photo shoot with my photographer, Christian, a scary but funny thing happened to us. Where I live, there happens to be lots of deer that roam in the backyard. Well, we decided to head out to the back and take a few shots. While we were shooting, the deer began to stare and get in a one-line formation. That seemed pretty weird to me, but I continued to take the pictures. All of a sudden I began to hear steps coming closer and closer to me. As I turned, the deer began to charge at us on the bridge. I ran with Chris to our golf cart to get away, but it wasn’t moving fast enough. I began to think about my next move if the deer continued to charge at our cart (which they were). Chris happened to make a loud noise with the cart and it scared the deer so they scattered. The entire time I was thinking about how I could stand up and be bold in this situation. Let me note, deer usually mind their own business, but we were in their area and on a small bridge so they were really trying to just protect their territory. I pray that you will never have to experience an animal attack, but there may be situations in life where you need to stand up and be bold in your business and relationships. In today’s post, I’m going to give you 3 tips to being bold and taking charge!
1. Know your stuff
A part of being bold and confident in your business, is knowing your stuff. That means being knowledgeable on what’s going on currently in your industry, who’s who in your arena and how your brand fits into that. It’s hard to get caught off guard when you are constantly prepared and learning new information that keeps you ahead of the competition.
2. Take fast action
Taking fast action is key because it will help you get a lot done in your business and help you build successful and healthy relationships. When you get those bursts of inspiration, move on that, because the longer you wait, the more the excitement to get things done wears off. When you are slow to take inspired action, you miss out on opportunities. For example, there was a big magazine that contacted me to contribute to their issue. I was on the go that day and decided that I would respond later. Well because I didn’t take fast action, I ended up losing this opportunity to another person who responded quickly. It showed me that taking the time to listen to my gut feeling and take fast action is what will help me seize those major opportunities.
3. Do something you’ve never done before
Getting over your fears and being bold happens when you do something you’ve never done before. Do a photo shoot, wear something you normally wouldn’t wear (for me, it was showing my arms in a dress), do some public speaking and anything else that will push you outside of your comfort zone. I’ve found that whenever you do these types of things, it adds to your self-confidence, which helps you to be bold and stand out amongst your peers.
What I wore
Dress – Sugar Lips Strawberry Fields Dress or similar here