The modeling business is just that.. it’s a Business! You have to get in the mindset that this is your job and you are in control of how successful you are at it. Your Bookers (Agents) work for you.. not the other way around. So Let them know exactly where you want your career to go. If you don’t speak up.. they will just assume you are happy and content in the direction they are pushing you. If you are signed to an Agency you can go as far as you’d like.. So if you want to make a lot of money and have a good solid career being a Catalog Queen.. or you want to be a Victoria Secret Model.. then you have to speak up and tell your bookers Exactly what you want.
I will be constantly talking about the Models Mindset.. I believe it is soo important to believe in your self and to know that you control your destiny and inevitably how your career will pan out. you will get out of this what you put in.. and you will see it when you believe it! Okay, you get what I am trying to say…
I believe it’s important to have a model mantra or an Inspiring quote that you never forget and that dance in your head that empower you when you need it and ignite a spark in you to get off your butt and pursue your dreams.. Here is a portion of a speech that I heard that changed my life forever and I want to share it with you. I hope it has the same PROFOUND effect on you that it did on me.. many years ago when I was starting out in this business and moved to NYC and when I looked up at this big bad city and thought why me?? I remembered why me.
Our Deepest Fear
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Nelson Mandela’s Inauguration Speech in 1994
Written by Marianne Williamson
This Speech still gives me chills when I read it.. it is just so powerful! Let these words linger in your head today and do something proactive to kick start your career and your blessed Life! What do you think? Does having a mantra or an empowering quote fuel your fire????