Every woman has an ideal image, that authentic self that is THEM. It has to do with their inner person and the way the outer is used to express it. On this episode of Happy Black Woman, Rosetta is chatting with Kimberly Harden, an expert at helping women discover their ideal image and learn how to confidently express it in their clothing choices, personal style, and interactions with others. It’s her mission to help you experience your ideal image from the inside out. Find out more from Kimberly on this episode.
Action steps to start showing up in the world in an authentic way.
You’ve got to have a strong foundation to build on if you are going to start showing up in the world authentically and with confidence. That starts with knowing who you are first of all and being confident in yourself, regardless if you feel you are overweight or too thin. Who you are is not defined by your body size, it’s defined by your belief in yourself – and THAT resides within. Kimberly Harden is going to help you understand how to integrate that level of confidence with your shopping and wardrobe choices, and how to put them together to express your ideal self.
What you wear on the outside should reflect what’s happening on the inside.
What should you do if you want to turn a corner and make some significant changes in your outer appearance so you can show up in the world with confidence? Assess where you are and come to terms with it. Then reflect on where you are headed, where you want to be. Once you have your eyes on that prize you need to reset your perspective about what it takes every day to head toward that goal. Then and only then are you ready to begin addressing your makeup and wardrobe, the things that will help you express your new self to the world in an external way. Find out how you can take practical steps to make the changes you desire, on this episode.
To be confident in the world, learn to be OK with who you are and HOW you are.
Too often, Kimberly Harden hears women wishing that their body is something different than it is. She has found that the most important thing women need to accept are the facts of who they are and HOW they are. Body size is not the litmus test of beauty. It’s not the thing that determines your worth. You’ve got to determine that entirely independent of your body size and appearance. Then you’ll be ready to find the clothes, makeup, and style that is uniquely you AS YOU ARE, not as who you wish you were. You can hear more of Kimberly’s insights on this episode.
What should you do if you are not clear on what you want to do?
When Rosetta asked Kimberly Harden what she would say to the woman who has a passion for something but doesn’t know if she should pursue it or not, Kimberly had three simple words: just do it. When you have a passion you not only owe it to yourself to get started pursuing it, you also owe it to the world. You don’t have that passion by accident, it’s God’s way of pointing you in the direction you are intended to go. If you take the time to listen to this conversation you’ll find Kimberly is full of great insights that will encourage you on your journey, so be sure you listen!
Outline of this great episode
- [0:30] Rosetta’s introduction to this episode and thanks to YOU for making this happen!
- [1:45] Who is Kimberly and what is it that she does for the world?
- [5:50] What does it take to implement your ideal image?
- [9:51] Specific action steps to start showing up in an authentic way.
- [15:18] Advice for a woman who has been playing small and wants to change her life.
- [19:13] The most common thing Kimberly hears from women she helps.
- [21:20] Things Kimberly does to stay focused and productive.
- [24:25] Books that have had a tremendous impact on Kimberly.
- [27:20] What Kimberly advises for those who have a passion for style or fashion.
- [31:36] The next LIVE event.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
About KIMBERLY HARDEN
Meet Kimberly “KD” Harden, Image Architect & Lifestyle Concierge. Kimberly provides personalized image consulting and overall life enhancement services for professionals, businesses, corporations, non-profit, civic associations and groups that seek to enhance the lives of their participants. Her passion for design, as architectural engineer and fashionista, converged at an early age and has provided her the unique opportunity to enrich the quality of life of others by empowering them to create a life that they love from the inside out. Through the development of step-by-step speaking, coaching, individual and group mentoring programs, for people that have found themselves redefining the lives that they have, verse the ones that once envisioned. She has helped countless people transform their mindset design, and define their true, authentic personal style through self-assessment. She has been featured on radio segments and magazines geared towards entrepreneurship, ageless beauty and is the author of the Image Architect: Self-Assessment Workbook, program developer of the Image Architect Masterclass and the Image Architect/Personal Syle Transformation: 6 Step Blueprint To A You!