Model Mantra

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????


Comments

  1. Hello! Very inspiring! My personal mantra is “I am beautiful and I deserve happiness.” This seems like a very interesting and helpful websites! Thanks for the hard work! although, I have some personal questions of my own. I have wanted to be a model for a long time and when I turn 18 I want to move to NYC to pursue that dream. Exceot there seems to be one very large problem… I am transgender, I was born a male. I have always wanted to model as a FEMALE, but, is that possible? I am working hard on getting hormones and such to feminize my body, but is there any advice you would like to give? Any reccommendations on how to get my career started? What modeling agency would you suggest?

    Thanks a bunch!

    -Alanna

  2. Lisa Phillips says:

    Anything is Possible! Anything!! You are on the right track.. Believing you can do it and accomplish your goals is the first step. Some agencies like edgy and different (DNA and NY Models), it’s just finding the right one to represent you. You would still need the ‘right’ pics to get started. Start working on getting great polaroids first!

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