Mattie Motivation: Be Confident Challenge

As I’ve said before, my personal platform is being better. I developed the Be Better workshop last year creating 12 steps to help create the better version of yourself. Well, this year I’ve decided to create “challenges” for myself to not only talk the talk but walk the walk as well. With this month being ‘The Self Issue’ I’m encouraging myself – and all of you – to be confident in anything that you do. As for me, my biggest challenge was to be confident about being naturally beautiful. My worth isn’t dependent on a weave, make up or name brand clothes. So I’ve decided to be natural, confidently.

“It starts within, not without.”

So this is the first time I’ve been candid since going “natural” and you all will be seeing me like this a lot more often. (I figured one way to deal with it is post it here so various people can see it and I can be held accountable. It’s a sure way to get over myself.) But aside from that, I’m making some business decisions that may not make sense or be “conventional” in the next year and I will stand confident in that as well. You’ll notice changes within the months to come and I am starting a business with my husband. (If we agreed to life together, surely we can tackle an LLC.) I’m excited and yes, very confident that everything I’m planning for 2011 will come to fruition.

Since it’s the last week of the month, this will be the theme of February in addition to another “Be Betterism” that I’ll reveal next week.

I’ve told you what I’m working on. Now, what are you going to be more confident about this month? Starting a business? Taking a chance on love? Asking for that overdue promotion?

Leave a comment. I want to know! (Speak it into existence!)

8 Responses to Mattie Motivation: Be Confident Challenge

  1. Taniqua

    you look beautiful! as a fellow naturalista i must say that i am very excited to see you wear your natural hair and it looks FABULOUS!!! Your workshop has inspired me to be the best me that I can and this year I will definately take more chances with more confidence in my abilities. God bless.

  2. I have decided to be confidant in making uncalculated decisions! Im ok with not being totally sure about some things but confident enough to just go with it!!

  3. great post mattie!! i adore “betterism” as well and it’s always been something i hold very dear to my heart. it’s nice to hear other bloggers talking about that as well. goodluck with your new business, though i hardly think you need luck because you are a smart, caring and hardworking individual. i am confident you will make it all work!

    thanks for adding me to your blogroll. =)

    Kristy ElĂ©na – Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

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  5. Yessss!
    We all have a few things that we need to be more confident about. In fact I will join you on the challenge and make my “Betterism” of being in the best physical, mental and emotional shape before my 25th BDAY this September.

    We’ll hold each other accountable:)

    Love that pic by the way. The headband with the curls. Very femme, very Mattie.

  6. Dee

    I am proud of you for deciding to go with your idea of beauty and making the necessary changes in order to fit your idea of beauty. I too am natural and have my own idea of what I need to improve to become more pretty or as people say a dime in my eyes. So I have made long term and short term goals as well. In addition to physical goals I also made educational goals as far as my college career as a nursing student goes. Keep up the good work girl!

  7. Thanks, Dee! I’m excited about the change :)

  8. Thanks, Nyki!

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