Here is a screen shot of my Facebook today so that you can see how I was such a dork today!

Today July 15, 2013So, I showed up for an important interview in pj’s, no makeup and unbrushed hair. I had intended to start my day with a nice soak in the tub with salt from the dead sea to detoxify. My day began early and as usual, I lost track of time and got stuck on my computer working joyfully. So it did not dawn on me that I had skipped that important step of grooming. You can imagine how exposed I felt! The interview went over what to expect and how long it was going to take as I sat still in shock. Then I cracked up. I started laughing and pointed out that I was in my pj’s and did not have makeup on.

She smiled and asked me what I would like to do. Like to do? Well first of all not get caught at all and second crawl under the desk. Instead I asked for 5 minutes to put a top on and quickly paint my face. She looked at the clock and told me what time she had to end the interview. So I raced to my room grabbed a top and called my sister on speaker phone. She was laughing at me as I rushed to put eyeshadow and blush on. Telling me that people would relate to me being in my jammies. That it made me authentic and real. It was not helping!

What it did do was make me laugh. Indeed, I went to an interview in jammies. That means I can’t mess up more than that. In the end it was one of the most fun interviews I have done. I just chatted with her like a friend. I got excited about my message and purpose. I was in the moment. Do I suggest starting an interview that way? No. What I did learn is just to be me. I won’t be perfect, shinny or slick. I am just who I am and I do what I do because I love it. I love coaching and motivating others to grow. It does not matter that my hair was still flat or that I was not perfect. I was just me. Much easier to allow that to be.


+Michelle DeBerge

About the Author

Michelle has over 20 years experience in coaching, leadership and motivation. She is passionate about creating a community for growth, healing and support. She has been recognized for her work both locally and nationally. She inspires audiences and clients with her down to earth stories of struggle and growth. She believes that being authentic has been the key to her success.

  • You must be you. I am sure your message came across authentic, real, and heartfelt!
    People who hear it…see it will know you are walking your talk!
    and you got a great blog post from it!
    win win win

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