Asking me to get out and actually strike up a conversation with a stranger is like asking my 3-yr old to sit still at any given point during the day. It's almost torture. I don't like to be the one to initiate the conversation. Oh, I'll chat if the other person takes the first step, but me getting out there and doing it myself is a bit scary. It causes me to let that guard down. I have to open that door a bit to allow the other person in.
Today, I did that. It wasn't much but it was something. I opened the door and my spirit cringed, awaiting rejection, as I asked her about putting photos of her product on her wall. She smiled and agreed that it would be great. There was a sense of relief, a sense of empowerment, and even a little bit of courage that crept in and relaxed my tense shoulders as I thought to myself, I did it. I initiated and got a positive response! This is something new for me. I've been in the industry where I have to be the one to make that initial comment and follow-up with conversation. That doesn't mean it gets easier, though. No one likes rejection. But even though it doesn't get any easier, it gets better! Each of those positive responses is better than the last one.
It's no different with what you would experience with a boudoir session. I've been where you are. I know how it feels to be exposed. Yes, it can be intimidating. It can be daunting. It can be downright scary for some to let down that guard in front of a camera. But the truth is... You've got this! It's time for you to let that guard down and do it for yourself. It's time to stand up to yourself and say, "Hey, Me! I'm amazing!"
How will you change your "what if" to a "Yes" today?