The Importance Of Being True To Yourself And Owning It
It’s interesting that we often speak about women supporting women and how strong women rock, but often it is these “strong women” who are called a bitch. This happened in my own home where we have raised our daughter to be strong and at one stage we had to stop our sons calling her this name.
When I saw this Ted Talk from Tabatha Coffey, I was intrigued.
We have seen Tabatha, the golden girl of small business, travelling across America to help struggling business owners turn their businesses and lives around in her successful show, Tabatha Takes Over. During the five seasons of this show, Tabatha leads by example with her edgy style (including her fabulous blonde hair), exceptional skills as a businesswoman and hair artist. But it wasn’t just this that we saw - it was her tough love approach that turned lives around.
In the Ted Talk, Tabatha speaks about the importance of being true to yourself, then backing it up with ownership, something Tabatha herself does well. She has dedicated her professional life to achieving excellence, not only as a hairdresser and company owner but as a motivational speaker, educator and consultant. What I love about Tabatha is she is true to her brand; she is one tough cookie, but she is also incredibly kind and caring and wants others to succeed.
Tabatha is one of the women on my inspirational list and I have watched this Ted Talk several times. She motivates me to want to rule the world and enthuses me to know that I can achieve anything I want in life!
I loved every moment of her speech.
So, why is the Ted Talk named “Why You Need To Be A Bitch?” What are your thoughts on this? Do strong, independent women need to have this nickname? (I instead prefer the title our team has given this article over the one on Ted Talk. Agree?)
Anyway, where is the talk for you to enjoy.
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.