Are you in the game?

Hi there all you beautiful boys and girls 😊...

What if I tell you, that you are a winner already. There is a winner in you, so you just need to let it free 🙃

Just wanted to share a little story of mine, that could possibly cheer you up and give you a bit of a motivation in life😅, and to be more productive and decisive in everything you do... Never let circumstances or other people’s opinions or actions control your life...

I know, I know “It’s easier said than done”, you’ll say… however, it is ‘do-able’ and achievable…

A good few years ago (and I mean it ;)) I took part in a hairdressing competition, where I did two sets; one was a group of dancers with haircuts and colours, and the other was bridal, where I did 5 couples of brides and grooms.

I know, sounds a lot. It was, but I got on alright, and came 3rd. The judges told me afterwards, that I would’ve gotten 2nd if I didn’t have the dancers. I couldn’t understand why at the time, as I thought it was cool, with a kind of alternative edge… they were dancing, doing some karate jumps and what not on the stage… basically they were flying and very entertaining…

However, I was happy enough, and it gave me a bit of a taster for the game, so a few months later, I decided to enter a photographic awards competition. So, then fun began. Again, I did a few models – both male and female, picked the best photographer in town… boom…done…had fun!

Was all excited waiting on the professional images, as it was my first time ever to enter a photographic awards competition. Didn’t have to wait long for the photographer to appear at my door. He arrived the next morning, however his face didn’t seem very happy…

“Something has happened Veronika”, he said. I was just starring at him in desperation waiting to hear what will come next. I just could feel it in my bones that nothing good was coming. So, he explained about the photographic technicalities and said that the images are “all blurry” because of that, and he begged me to do it all over again offering me a ‘no charge’ service.

Sigh ……………………………………………………

I felt like a deflated balloon, and simply knew I couldn’t do it all over again…

Now I do realise that I let it affect my further career development at that time, and I cannot turn those years back. Even though I was polishing my skills on a regular basis, taking part in fashion shows, TV film sets, organising photo-shoots, etc., it took me several years to overcome the fear to enter any further competitions until recently. It is never too late. Push yourself out of that comfort zone.

I did let the circumstance knock down my confidence. I then started questioning everything I was doing, if it’s good enough??? If I’m good enough???

Hey… of course it’s not perfect!!!

And never will be!!!

We will never be complete!

We will never be perfect! It’s ok to be perfectly imperfect ;)

Just let it flow! Enjoy the game! Build your creativity and confidence by taking an action. Every little step leads to the big one. Every following step you will take will feel more effortless. There’s no such thing as failure. Take it all as experiments, building experience, practice, fun-having...and always remember it is NEVER TOO LATE...

Put your gear into 5th. Headlights on. Don’t look back, only forward. Put your blinders on so you don’t get distracted… FULL AHEAD

My best wishes,

VB