Surround yourself with those who lift you up

Surround yourself with those who lift you up

I joined Limelife by Alcone with no intention to grow in any way. I knew I didn’t have to commit to anything. It was my own business and I was happy that I could share these products with everyone. I planned on staying in my little bubble I created for myself- comfort. And not the good kind of cozy comfort…

Little did I know how incredible my life was truly about to change and how different this opportunity was from my past experiences in the cosmetic industry.

I started to see how amazing their community was, little by little I got deeper and deeper into the company. I saw all these lovely humble women overcoming fears, achieving goals, empowering one another, and rooting each other on. It’s all because we genuinely believe in each other and the beautiful professional makeup and natural skincare line. I knew, I repeat, I KNEW this was it. I had the vision and felt like I was already at the finish line before I even began.  Fifteen years in the industry, I have NEVER seen something  like this. I was use to being told …

“NO”

“You need to look like this”

“You have to sell this and that”

“You can’t

I was used to being controlled and told what to do and what not to do. How to look,  how to dress, and  how to talk. I had no voice. That’s how it was behind the scenes in the cosmetic world, at least that was my experience. I had to be a certain way and that was it. I was intimidated everyday.

That wasn’t for me. I wanted to be myself and not be criticized. I wanted to make others feel their best self without being written up at night for the shoes that weren’t fashionable enough, the makeup that wasn’t enough on my face,  or written up for the numbers I did not meet.

I thought I would forever be that girl. The girl with no voice. I would just settle with the anxiety that consumed me everyday. I let people run me over and reverse on me. I allowed others to make me feel I was not good enough. I watched others around me grow as I stayed in the same position for 10 years pouring my blood, sweat, and tears to try and get somewhere.  I felt cornered or like I was hitting a dead-end everyday.

I didn’t lose my talent as a makeup artist, but I did lose my self worth. I was going to work empty inside everyday.

But when I joined Limelife, they wanted me to be myself, my best self. Whatever that may be. Our CEO cares about us from the bottom of her heart. With this, I started doing things I never thought were possible. I had a voice, I’ve grown with the company, I’ve grown within myself. I’ve faced fears and overcame them. I never realized how much work I needed to do within myself.

All my life I accepted who I THOUGHT I  was…the quiet girl in the corner. “Nobody puts baby in a corner” 😉

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would overcome that girl.

I’m enjoying every step of this journey <3 I honestly feel like I hit the lottery.

 

Surround yourself with those who lift you up <3

 

Now that’s what I call beauty 😉

 

Thank you for reading my journal, Be*YOU*tiful

 

xo

Melissa

Be*YOU*tiful

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12/05/2018

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Surround yourself with those who lift you up

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