I was grocery shopping yesterday when a lady shouted out “That shirt is awesome! Seriously, it’s great.” I was wearing my I’m not strong for a girl, I’m just strong thsirt from the #IAmStrong Workout in Honour of International Women’s Day. I get positive feedback on this shirt every time I wear it. I make a conscious decision to wear it when I go meet new potential clients or when I know I’m going to be around a group of young girls. I understand how important this message can be and my heart is filled with joy when I see other women proudly wearing their shirts, too! Put that strength and self-affirmation out there, ladies!
I am the face of my business and what I do and say and how I act are all part of the image I want Meraki to convey. So I choose my shirts carefully…you won’t see any “I’m with stupid” and you certainly won’t ever see my kids wearing “Too cool for school” or “homework is stupid” type shirts, either. I believe the words we carry around on our bodies have power to influence and inspire others and ourselves. So when I saw a line of “fitspiration” tanks from Walmart I immediately wanted them! (Didn’t hurt that they were only $5 each, either!)
I want people to be inspired by the events I work on and if what my shirt says adds to that motivation and inspiration, take my $5! When someone passes by me at the park and all they remember about me is “mind over matter” or to “be u” or that sweat leads to strength, there’s the potential for that to be their mantra for the day (I know it’s mine!) What we say to ourselves sinks in and becomes reality so go put some good out there in the world with a t-shirt!