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Aug 26, 2020


How-to take a big leap for yourself when it feels scary to start something new.

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  • Be willing to be a beginner. It’s okay to look like you’re at your beginning. Why? Because even the most successful people had to start somewhere. They too had to start at the beginning. It’s all about putting one foot in-front of the other. Don’t compare your first step to someone’s 1000th. If you trip yourself up thinking that you should be where someone else is after 10 years in business, you need a reality check. Keep that as inspiration in your mind and as drive, but remember that everyone starts at different times. Doesn’t matter how old or young you are. If you have a burning desire in your heart, I believe it was given to you by the divine. You’re meant to do it. Just start. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Baby steps forward.
  • Focus on your why. Why did you want to start? What lights you up? Who do you want to serve? Focus on THAT. That’s what’s important. All of the fears and negativity is just your mind trying to keep you safe. I tell my styling students to think about how people would be impacted if they didn’t learn about you? If you weren’t there to help them? How would that change their life? How much BETTER will their lives be from learning about you and having you help them? Stay in that lane.
  • Write down why it will work. Our brains our messy and love to give us all sorts of stops – but what if things could and WILL work? It’s great to give your brain evidence to support your dreams. Write a list everyday if you need to. I do this. You could write that you’re passionate, you’re dedicated, you’ve got the skill set, you have a point of view that you know will help, etc. Anything and everything you can think of to challenge and flip the script.
  • Dress to be the woman you are becoming. Embodiment is everything. Your brain will literally look at the way you are dressing as evidence that your goals and future are coming to fruition.
  • Make a vision for yourself. Vision boards are so wonderful. Create one and keep that in-front of you every single day. Get in the feeling of your dreams already happening. See it. Taste it. That will help move you forward and help you focus on the bigger picture, not immediate fears that are trying to hold you back.

Welcome to Rise Through Style; a podcast for women stepping into their next-level selves by styling their lives, businesses, bodies, and closets. I’m Christie Ressel, image consultant, CEO, and media style expert. I help women embrace their bodies, take ownership of their desires, and create an authentic style that represents who they are.  I’m here to provide you with guidance and inspiration to help you rise to your highest and best through style.

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