MONDAY BYTES – June 17, 2013
This fellow above was the first one we met—and I just looked this up: white peacocks are NOT albino—who knew?
Apparently these Cathedral birds are so used to people that they regularly display their fans—proud and self-possessed, these creatures carry themselves with a sense of purpose, no apologies.
Peacocks can teach us a lot.
Onstage and off, we each have our particular feathers—attributes, qualities, and experience.
But all too often, in both our promotional materials and our stage demeanor, we shy away from owning our strengths. It’s like trying to deny who we really are. Like a white peacock trying to hide its feathers.
For this week: Strut your stuff—display your feathers. This isn’t about thinking that you’re better than others, but simply living your truth, being fully present and calm in your own YOUness.
When we celebrate our strengths, it gets easier to live in our own skin and also easier to deal with our weaknesses. And easier to appreciate the feathers of others—without feeling envy or resentment. I don’t think the white fellow above envies the feathers of his colleague below.
While you’re at it this week, then take a look at your PR materials and ask yourself—are you showing your feathers?
For extra help: For more ideas on self-promotion, including practical tips and fresh perspectives, here’s a Polyphonic webinar on Branding (interesting panel presentation I took part in).
For info on working with me: details are HERE.
Dream big, Plan smart, Live well!