Authenticity has been a buzz word in business for several years now. But what does being authentic in business really mean? I proved a comprehensive guide on the topic it today's blog post: https://www.carmaspence.com/being-authentic-in-business/
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For the sake of authenticity, I wanted to take a moment to give you all a glimpse of what it’s like for us warriors to fight battles no one knows about.
Last week my husband shared his powerful testimony. I posted a clip on my IG and FB artist page. In that caption I mentioned I will be sharing my testimony this Friday. Just over the weekend, in true narcissistic fashion my biological mother popped up and decided to attempt to masquerade around my FB page and pretend to be a decent, holy person. If you know anything about me you know of my traumatic childhood at the hands of my birth giver, that resulted in complex PTSD. As you can imagine it’s triggering and extremely violating to have your remorseless, shameless abuser feel entitled to contact you as they please long after firm boundaries have been in place.
If you read the last slide you will see in her own words what vile, evil abusive person she is. For context, due to her ongoing abuse I finally established no contact in 2014 which she agreed to. In 2017 she stole pictures of our daughter from my FB and tried to post them as if she took them. We reported it to FB and they took it down. This is the way she chose to retaliate. We never even bothered responding. We haven’t heard from her until now.
This is REAL narcissism. They get addicted to this rush they get when they abuse and torture. It’s sadistic. It is pure evil.
These messages show how to fight properly with your sword which is the word of God. I’m so grateful to have a husband who protects his family! The Bible tells us in Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” When the calling on your life is huge, so is the attack!😉
Join us THIS Friday as I share my no holds barred testimony. This is for everyone who has had to suffer in silence. Bringing these things into the light removes the power they have over you. Stay strong 💪🏽 🙏🏽 #NotTodaySatan
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
Jon Bownds and I continue to discuss topics related to technology and business together. Here's what we discussed about authenticity in podcasts:
Jon: There's a certain kind of authenticity and honesty and a willingness to cover disparate topics that has been missing. We're incentivized financially to say things like, "Elevators in malls are killing 30 people a year. You need to be scared of elevators." We know that's going to sell. If there was a way to have a model where you could deliver information that was a little bit more authentic and intellectually honest, that would be a big positive change.
Me: The Serial podcast was really interesting. Sarah Koenig dug up a case where someone was convicted of a crime and drilled into in depth, interviewing people and digging into what really happened. It got so much traction that they reopened his case.
I saw a tweet recently that essentially predicted that someone will make a killing doing something like that, a 12 episode series, where the final two are paid. I remember how hooked I was on that podcast...I absolutely would have paid for the last two.
Jon: It's a tiny bit mercenary. But it makes sense. I like giving away a lot of your content. My favorite Radiohead album is "In Rainbows." They gave it away free. As an artist, you can incentivize your work by giving some of it away.
READ ↠↠↠ Been hit hard with a virus over here that has forced me to have to take some time off for a lot of rest and recovery // Hard to do yes... but necessary for the immediate and long term healing, absolutely. I usually think I have it pretty together as a single mom - I’m super healthy, can do it all alone, organized, responsible, take really good care of myself, cook, host almost all the play dates, spend a lot of time being present with my daughter playing and doing fun stuff, I’m kind, generous, authentic and bring my best self at all times ~ but as accomplished and strong as I feel every day, there’s always another level with your name on it. Obviously, I DONT take as much time for self care and to just BE instead of DO, if I’ve been forced to slow down... So as always, I will trust myself and listen to what my body needs // Thanks so much for being here ♡ Your support of Amber and I and this growing business means so much. There’s a lot of fun stuff coming soon to Amber Moon ☾ Lots of blog posts full of of stories from myself and other contributors, fun collaborations, and of course more cute clothes!!! If you’ve ordered something and are patiently waiting for it to be shipped, I so appreciate your extra patience as orders may take a few additional days to get out to you... Keep shopping the 60% off sale w/ code: FALL60, and i hope to have things back in full force soon, or not... I’m just gonna be over here taking it slow and with ease ♥︎ Love you Amber Moon Fam ❣︎ xx Stacy
Check on your Strong Friend!
Everyone has their threshold or pain tolerance if you will.
Although it may be higher for some leaving them often being the one in the position to check on others, it doesn’t mean they are always alright.
This is a vulnerable post for me because I know all too well what it feels like for everyone to assume I’m okay. It’s rather isolating.
Or because I can handle a lot all the while maintaining my composure people often think I haven’t been through much.
Also when your strong people assume you can take criticism at a higher level. People tend to think “oh she can handle this” and excuse not giving the same info to another who could benefit as much from the same criticism because “she can’t handle hearing that”
When I endure well, I am proud of my strength
When I am barely hanging on it feels like a curse, a burden to bare.
Some of you will read this and connect.
If you don’t, re read this and absorb the perspective.
But mainly if she is always the one checking in on everyone else, check in on her from time to time!
Find your own style, and stick to it! No matter what anyone says. If they tell you you that’s wrong, stick to it. If they criticize you, stick to it. If they say it’s impossible, stick to it.
If Einstein, Steve Jobs, Tesla, Henry Ford, Bill gates all gave up when someone told them that was the wrong way to do things. We wouldn’t have the things we have today. 💥 #authenticity#visionary#visionaryart#audreyhepburn#liveyourlife#mindset#motivationalquotes
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These pictures are taken at normal magnification followed by by 40x magnification followed by 120 magnification. If you notice the darker tea pot has a lot of white space in the paint. Could be a sign of wear or a sign of sloppy work where the lighter one has a more uniform appearance. Disney puts in a lot of time and care into their products and would never allow a pin like that out on the market. This makes me think the darker one is at least a scrapper if not a fake. What do you guys think. Comment below.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕... I no longer participate in activities that do not serve me.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕... I have outgrown parts of my life, and people who are not actually genuinely authentic.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕... I no longer surround myself with those who are not genuinely interested in helping others.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕... I no longer focus on what others think about me.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕... I’d rather be alone, than forgotten about or used.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕... I would rather invest in myself and those who are willing to have my back no matter what.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕... I would rather lead by example rather than run with the crowd.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕... I no longer am willing to participate in anything that does not personally connect my heart, soul, mind, and body.
𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕...
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i cringe whenever my crazy ass mind comes up with yet ANOTHER idea. most of them never go anywhere.
like my dating coach certification. and my pitch to publish a field guide for delaware county, PA. and the girl group i tried to start in 7th grade. and on and on. like so much on the list it’s mind numbing.
yet i still create shit and see what happens because the idea haunts me until i try. 9 times out of 10, i abandon it because my heart’s not in it. or i’m not confident enough that i can pull it off. or the end goal seems just wayyyy too far away it feels unfathomable.
but i’m still creating. still trying. still growing and enjoying the journey. because it’s way more fun to actually try something and let it leave your head. and who knows, maybe a baby idea that i abandoned will come back around and be *THE* thing that kills it.
so start something. no matter how dumb it is or how much you actually hate it after it becomes a reality. it’s one of your many privileges as a human being 🤠✌🏼oh and you really can’t mess up.
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3 life lessons I learned from Hiking
1. There will always be a voice in your head that says, "I can't." Accept that it will always be there, then tell it to shut up. 🤐
2. Arrogance will come back to haunt you. Thinking you're better than those around you will have a direct effect on your success. Be kind, and it'll take you a long way. 🙌
3. The view at the end is beautiful, so is the entire journey. The scenery along the way is just as beautiful as the view from the top. Enjoy every step you take. 🙏🏻 What’s a lesson you learned from hiking? ❤️ Let us know 👇
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Framed and unframed 💕 unfortunately I forgot to take a better picture of the framed version so this is just what we have to deal with! Love love loooooove framing up my own artwork. It just really finalizes everything for me.
✨ Daily Collective Spread ✨
💛 True happiness and contentment comes from having healthy boundaries and being firm with them being upheld. It is not our responsibility to determine how someone will feel about how we communicate our needs, we must do what is in our best interest in order to be our best selves. Everyone has the right to their own perspective and to feel however they feel. Being authentic allows us to be a tool for God to trigger others into healing while simultaneously doing what is best for our own energy.
🖐🏾 It's easy to want to make everyone happy in the society we live in but the reality of that is that's FAKE ASF. We don't vibe with everyone nor should we have to pretend to appease anyone. That's the difference between being nice and kind. Nice is people pleasing and wanting to make others happy, even if it's at the expense of your happiness. Kindness is putting God first (yourself) and being true to what is best for you while holding unconditional love for the divinity in everyone.
💰With this decision to be authentic opens up the floodgates of abundance spirit has always poured into us but we were too blocked to receive. I'm not gonna lie, this transition is UNCOMFORTABLE AS HELL at first but it gets better so keep the faith and you'll reap the rewards before you know it!
🛀🏾 SN: Baths are VERY cleansing for our auras. To be submerged in water, especially with intention to clear, allows us to be surrounded with our own energies and transmutes any other energies we've picked up through the day!
Goddess Jay 🧚🏾♀️
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How do you tell someone (or your team) you "don't know" what you are doing?
It can be a lonely feeling when your team is looking to you for the answers, but you have no idea what the right next step is.
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."-Oprah Winfrey
It always seems like the grass is greener on the other side when you think you aren't good enough. But change your perspective a bit, and you'll see, it's because they're spray painting that grass, and it's not necessarily the kind of green grass you want. Yeah, yours might have a few patches of brown, but if you're not covering it up, it's a beautiful thing! You. Are. Enough! Just add you are. Even with those few brown patches.
"The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are- bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling- when you don't feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength." -Charles Handy
I made a big mental and energetic shift on my birthday this summer.
I hadn’t been working consistently, riding that fine line between poverty and freedom that artists often walk. But then I saw that it was taking its toll on Drew. And that our homestead dream so close on the horizon. And a hundred other little signs the Universe was giving me to step up.
To counter all my free-spirited floatiness, I shifted myself into “hustle and grind” mode. Kept working after work when we got home each night. Drew watches, relaxing after a full day, and tells me to take it easy. But I am busy and industrious and have a hundred tasks to prepare for our future life.
I’ve started to burn out, unsurprisingly. Frustrated when I can’t get to all the things I’ve told myself I should be working on.
I’ve felt out of touch with myself and what I need to be happy.
I was down yesterday and couldn’t pinpoint why and frustrated about that too, but Drew kept pushing until I started to unravel it, out loud.
I realized the root of it is because I shifted my mind into “grind mode.” Even when there was joy and relaxation, behind it my brain said “you have 5 projects to work on.” And it was draining me slowly.
Who would we be without our stories? Could I just go to work without telling myself I’m hustlin’? Judging myself and experiences is exhausting. I need to swing back into some of that floatiness of just purely experiencing whatever the world brings my way.
I still have so much to learn
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“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 😍.
We’re all crazy, friend.
Beautifully, magically, wonderfully mad 🥰🙌🏼.
And I’m guessing what you feel is your most “strange” or what you may try and tuck in and hide is what makes you INCREDIBLE 💗.
Let it fly 😘.
. #feelgoodfuel #beYOUtiful #youdoyou
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Forget trying to get it "right" all of the time.⠀
Here's to doing your best, falling flat on your face, getting up again, falling down again, fucking up totally, failing beyond belief, being laughed at, ridiculed, mocked, even crucified, and losing what you thought was yours. And here's to embracing the mess of it all, dying to the dream and waking to the reality of it, loving the perfect imperfection of it, opening your heart wide to all of it, continuing to live your truth despite everything, fearlessly meeting each sacred moment...⠀
You cannot get it "right", and that's why you cannot get it "wrong", and out beyond both, there is a field...⠀
- Jeff Foster⠀
If you love what you’re doing and talking about and you show up as you as you can, it creates a magnetic energy and people will want to join you, listen to you, buy from you. All you have to do is choose to BE YOURSELF, do what you love and the combo of that alignment will align the rest of it up!!!