In launching my newest series, I want to share a very deep and personal secret about myself. As much as I don't like to expose my darker side, I'm doing so because this "secret" is exactly what has inspired this new series. And, there may be a chance that my secret resonates a little with you. So, here it is: All my life, I've struggled with self-confidence.
Most people who know me are surprised to learn this, but it is true. Rarely is there a day when I don't go through some sort of self-doubt. It is hard to say where it all stems from, but I do know this: I'm not alone. Many of us go through most of our life grappling with this issue, and I think it is difficult to find someone who is so secure with themselves, that they never have a lapse in confidence.
Prior to starting Tiny Toes Design, I enjoyed several careers, but the most recent one was as a self-help writer, coach and speaker, guiding individuals on how to live their best life (ironic, I guess). If interested, you can find my work at www.sheerbalance.com. As a speaker, I've addressed a wide range of audiences - big and small, domestic and global, consumer and corporate - and what I've come to find is that the topic of self-confidence consumes many of my audience members, particularly those of whom are parents. They worry their children aren't comfortable in their own skin and don't feel good about themselves. They worry about the effects of peer pressure. And, they worry their children may grow up with confidence issues. Inevitably, at the end of almost every speaking engagement, a parent comes up to me and asks, "How can you instill self-confidence in your kids?"
Over the years, I've come to realize that our childhood has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves as adults. And so, what better time to lay the groundwork for healthy self-esteem, self-talk, and self-belief than during childhood?
If we can empower our children, they will become empowered adults. If we can inspire them to be themselves, and to swim upstream, no matter how challenging it might be, then they will grow up to be healthy-minded and confident. If we can instill the values necessary to help them feel good about themselves, no matter how "different" they may be, or how "unpopular" they may feel, then they may grow up to be secure in who they are.
And so, with this in mind, I've created my Inspiration Series. Although this series can be appreciated by all ages, I have no doubt that those children ages 6 - 12 would benefit most. But what I love, is that this series isn't just about artwork. Here are the details:
I am so excited to share my first piece with you tomorrow, August 1st. You can look forward to a new release of the series once every two months at a bare minimum.
Now it is your turn: In the comments below, tell me your thoughts about this series. Do you grapple with instilling confidence in your children? Would this series be something you'd genuinely be interested in? And, would you prefer limited edition only being available, or limited edition and open edition?
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