First off, shoutout to Nadia Aboulhosn for recently signing to Wilhemina. As a thicker woman, standing at the very normal height of 5 foot 3, she has shown the world that times are drastically changing and that the modeling industry has no choice but to adapt. As we all have known, mostly through Tyra Banks publicizing it through ANTM, the modeling industry was once an unforgiving industry run by old white men (like most things) that created unrealistic ideals of what beauty should look like. And as time has moved on, the people of our society have done a great job rejecting the closed-minded & misogynistic structures that these systems had set in place. As Nadia is a perfect example, beauty comes in all shades, shapes & sizes. The best thing that we can do as humans is embrace everyone because beauty is so subjective. As I often mention, we have entered a very special place in history. A time that is more accepting of people being people, flaws & all.
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of internet sensationalized entrepreneurs, more specifically Gary V & Daymond John, and the one thing they all have in common is the tone in which they carry themselves. From their voices & words, to their walk & attitude, they both move as if they already know that the answer is 'Yes', because why wouldn't it be? These guys have created formulas for success that work every time when applied. Most people would consider that tone as cocky or arrogant but it truly speaks to having a positive mindset. If you think positively, your words will be more positive and watching your words being more positive will result in your actions carrying that same tune.
We often forget but our minds control our actions and how our actions are received by others. If you're always angry, everything from your words to your actions to the way you interact with others will all be angry as well, why? Because the tone of everything we do begins with the attitude that our minds create. Our perspective on situations, how we choose to accept information plays a major factor in the way we move as well. Paying more attention to how you think will in turn change your life for the better, manifesting your own reality.
Change your perspective to think more positively, choose your words more carefully to speak positively & I promise that your life, in turn, will begin to appear more positive. if you don't believe me, download Gary V's podcast and listen to the way he talks. And I'm not talking about his bluntness but his attitude of 'Why Not' is what this post is about. The difference between Cocky & Confident is not as drastic as people think. Cocky is simply not only believing that you are great but also buying into the idea that others around you can also feel the greatness that you exude from within. Be bold in your beliefs of your dreams.