“Always be a first rate version of you, and not a second rate version of someone else”
I absolutely agree with Ms Garland… although, there is fabulous fun and learning to be had from playing;
What Would (insert someone you admire) Do?
Whether it’s the Queen of Pop, the captivating and incredibly inspiring Diane von Furstenberg or the ever elegant Audrey Hepburn. Choose someone you admire, someone who inspires you, empowers you, someone who resonates with who you really are in this world. And if they come with an amazing soundtrack like The Immaculate Collection… even better!
So, if Madonna were to possess you, what would she decide to do? How would she deal with the situation? For example and God forbid, that you slip up during a presentation, or when collecting your Glamour Woman of the Year Award. As you lie sprawled on the floor humiliated, distraught with legs akimbo. Think! “What Would Madonna Do?” (#WWMD)
Well get back up and carry on of course, with her head held even higher than before! As demonstrated during the Armani cape malfunction at the Brit Awards 2015.
This can be adapted from situation to situation, different situation, different role model. When it comes to anything that requires ‘balls’ Samantha Jones (Sex and the City) is your go to woman!
This is a fantastic game which allows you to experience a different perspective from which you can learn and develop.
Channel Your Inner
(again… insert someone you admire)
Who wouldn’t want some of Grace Kelly’s poise? Scarlett O’Hara’s steely resolve? Or Rosa Parks passion and determination? Emulate the qualities and characteristics that you love and respect in the people around you, friends, colleagues, family, legendary stars of the silver screen or whoever?!
Fake It Till You Make It!
For some, this has an all fur coat and no knickers connotation! Whereas I like to think of it more as sticking on false eyelashes or getting a spray tan… it’s still YOU underneath, being your fabulous self. You’re just practising with a temporary confidence booster until the desired behaviour becomes completely natural!
Become the most fabulous version of you… try the force of nature and let’s be honest The Ultimate Diva that is Miss Piggy (I take no responsibility for any air flying karate chops Hi-yah!) x
Who will you try first?