Shannon here with something edgy, vulnerable and a little naughty.
But oh so FUN!
You know how important it is to go out of your comfort zone as a SPEAKER.
Well, my visit with Mama Gena (The School of Womanly Arts) in New York City pushed me to the wall — and broke me through it.
Our homework was to dress in something that stretched our “pleasure edge.”
As in dressing up sexy in the middle of the day “just because!”
I could see myself doing that at home with Mark. But then my photography friend Lindsay A. Miller grabbed me and said, “Let’s do a photoshoot ON THE STREETS of New York City!”
Talk about walking on the wild side! Suddenly ALL MY STUFF came up, because here’s the vulnerable part: You may not believe it, but I’ve struggled with big time body image issues for over 20 years (including an eating disorder in college.)
But dang it, we coach you guys to be ALL IN and to push your COMFORT ZONE.
So… I took my own advice, took a deep breath, loved myself forward and ALLOWED myself the PLEASURE of strutting down the streets of Manhattan in a hot pink camisole, black leather boots and short shorts — and relished every minute of it!
Can you imagine channeling THAT kind of pleasure onstage?
Ooh la la! I can too!
So I’m assigning you a new mantra: “My pleasure is more important than your rules!”
Go ahead — inspire the Tribe with your bravery:
What old rules are YOU willing to break in service to your calling?
In your corner & by your side,
Mark & Shannon