look at yourself as a colour

"Look at yourself as a colour.
You may not be everyone's favourite.
But one day you'll meet someone who
needs you to complete their picture"

What a #beautyfullquote for today.

I always wonder on a Wednesday morning what quote will pass by me, catch my eye and capture my heart that day and I have yet to be disappointed.

Every Wednesday I'm presented with something truly special, a quote that has such a wonderful interpretation for me that I simply cannot wait to share it with you. And this week is no exception.

When I started my business and bravely entered a world which felt unknown and completely foreign to me, because nothing at school or college or even the corporate world, could have prepared me for what I was about to undertake or do, I suddenly felt very overwhelmed and lost amongst all the tall trees and successful businesses around me.

And, for me, this translated into trying to be everything to everyone. My prices were crazy-stupid-low because I didn't yet have any true self-belief in myself (no matter what I said), I had no proper direction because, quite simply, I just wanted someone, anyone! to buy my products and give me the proof I needed that my products were fine... that I'd be okay.

I was trying to be a complete pallete of colours all mashed together into one... can you imagine how loud, crazy and stupid that looked? Yuk!!

And it has taken me years, yes YEARS to find my true colour. I slowly, very slowly, moved from being a mash-up of all possible colours trying to create skincare for anyone and everyone to gradually becoming a blend of colours that started to look a bit more palatable. Until, finally, slowly bit by bit this year I started to uncover my true colour and allow my true self to shine through. And now I know exactly who I want my products to appeal to, so much so I could describe her as an actual person.

I know I don't appeal to everyone and the people-pleasing side of me is now at peace with that.

I know some people will discover my products but will know they're not quite right for them, maybe not the right price or the right scent or contain the right ingredients... and I'm fine with that.

Because I now know and now have the confidence that I have created products and a brand that will appeal to the very people I want to attract into my life, women who share the same outlook on life as I do, women with the same ethics and principles as I have, women who want to positively impact the world like I do. I know that my colour will complete their picture. And that just feels amazing.

And I want the same for you.

You don't have to be a business-owner. I use my story as an example (and hopefully inspiration) for you. It could be in your career, your personal life or any area of your life. I just ask you not to compromise and be a mash-up of all different and confusing colours. Be your own colour and be proud to know your colour. For you'll find that being who you truly and beautifully are will attract those you want in your life and the opportunities you want to attract into your life.

Be you. Because you are beautiful and no-one can ever match or compete with the natural beauty of your shade or tone. But someone(s) will always need you to complete their picture.

Viv xx