Last night I had the great pleasure of being a guest on the television show Talk 2 Me Live with Life Coach Natasha Sherman on TV 30 – Princeton Community Television. I was asked to talk more about what it means to be comfortable in your own skin and the benefits of being so.
This was my first time appearing on TV so I was very very excited. I hadn’t a clue where to begin in terms of preparation. Not to mention, I am no fashion queen and don’t think about these sorts of things so thank goodness I have a great team of colleagues around me that helped me navigate these waters. When the host informed me that I should just do my own makeup, my eyes did that bouncing funny thing they do in cartoons because I haven’t worn makeup since the 1980’s (and boy do I have frightening pictures of THAT) other than my experimentation with lip venom lipstick on our Olivia cruise, I am as come as I am kinda woman.
So I just have to say thank goodness I have great people around me to support me (and rescue me from myself where needed). I believe that is KEY to being comfortable in your own skin and being successful – knowing what you are good at and what you are not. Then, finding great people to fill in the gaps. So a big shout out to my coach Heather Dominick, hair and makeup maven Meghan and colleagues Maria Martino Evans, Gina Furial Rubel, and Kirstin Carey for pitching in and making this “first” for me successful. Of course I always send a big thanks to my partner Kim because she gets to be the dry run audience for EVERYTHING. She deserves a medal.
I will soon have video clips from the appearance to share. In the meanwhile, if you live in the Princeton TV 30 viewing area the show will be rebroadcast several times this week. Check their website and your local listings.
All I can say is that if you can imagine it – you can do it. While TV was a stretch outside my comfort zone I found that in the end it was a heck of a lot of fun and I truly enjoyed it. It was a great opportunity for me to practice what I preach — to get clear, get grounded, and then let go of fear, expectation, and judgment. With a little bit of preparation and a clear powerful message it was easy and joyful and yet another affirmation to me personally that the process really works in real world situations.