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To Owning Your Worth

July 20, 2018

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I got to get all fancy this week and have my hair and make-up done for a very special photo shoot.

Before you see the ‘after’ photo, this is what we started with. 😉



In the spirit of showing the true behind the scenes, before announcing what the photo shoot was for, I wanted to let you in on the behind the scenes of my internal struggles before getting to this point.

I think we can see a speaker on stage, a celebrity on Instagram, or a boss lady slayin’ an interview on TV and think ‘Man, they totally have all their ish together and were born confident.’

But as it turns out, it’s a daily struggle for pretty much everyone!

So, here’s something dumb I did that I hope you hearing encourages you to not make the same mistake.



Two years ago, I saw tickets go live for WINnovation, an event hosted by Walter Magazine to celebrate women inspiring innovation.⠀

I had launched The Flourish Market as a fashion truck a few months earlier. And my first thought was wow, this is exactly the type of event I need to attend!⠀

My second thought?⠀

Wait, a room full of 200 of the most successful business women in the state? Hosted by the biggest magazine in the area? At THE five star hotel of the south…⠀

Are you sure you’re worthy to attend, Em?



After some insecure soul searching, I felt the answer was no.  So despite leaving the ticket page up on my computer for WEEKS, I never bought the ticket.⠀

Y’ALL. What the heck. Why do we do this to ourselves?⠀

I’ve learned a few things about my worth over the last 2 years and I had a redeeming moment back in May when I received a special email.⠀

It was an email inviting me to attend WINnovation this year…⠀

…as a speaker.⠀

Insert allllll the crying emojis RIGHT HERE.



When the Editor-in-Chief was interviewing me for the magazine article last week, she asked me if I had ever been to the event before.⠀

And I knew in that moment what my talk would be about. 😉

Here’s something I want you to think about today: what tabs have you left open that are worth exploring a bit more?

To owning your worth,




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