Keep Doing the Most! 7 Tips on How to be Your Most Authentic, Confident Self
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I hope this message finds you well.
For this love note, I want to begin with discussing the phrase, “Doing the most.” Now while I’m sure most of you have heard this phrase, I’ll play it smart and not assume/potentially making an ass of myself and give a brief, historical meaning of the phrase.
“Doing the most” is a phrase that is commonly used to describe someone or something as over the top. It’s a phrase that has haunted me majority of my life, so much so that I wrote and dedicated a poem, “@KeeshUBougie,” in my book, Lavender Heart Tea, in the format of a eulogy. Finally putting to rest all the guilt and shame I have held onto for so long for simply being “different” and true to myself; often consistently perceived as flamboyant, bold, and overtly orderly.
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Even though I was routinely mocked and teased for “doing the most,” I still often times only peeked out from the shadows: Not allowing myself to be too seen or too perceived. Being just the right amount of bold not to cause too much friction and/or discourse. Still making sure not to be too loud or speak up too often about the things that bothered me and caused me agony and pain.
For the majority of my life, I kept silent and just did things:
“The way they were suppose to be done.”