I am thrilled to introduce you to Noela Collis. She has blessed and impacted my life in so many ways.
Noela is a minister, author, speaker, counsellor, and a certified master life coach. She is the owner of High Definition Professional Life Coaching Services. Her niche in coaching is as a Success Coach for Women Entrepreneurs who Want to Create a Life They Love. Noela has clients around the world from many different backgrounds. She works with them to become really clear about their passions and strategises with them to create a plan for success. Noela also holds professional development workshops and seminars for corporate and community groups.
Today, Noela poses the question, some of you have not even dared to comprehend or consider…
I recently heard about a photographer who walked the streets of his city taking pictures of people who were walking by. He approached random women. It didn’t matter if they were young or old. He asked to take their picture. Some were suspicious and others were perplexed. Why would a stranger request this? The photographer answered each person who asked with, “Because you are beautiful”.
Each time the photographer looked into the eyes of the stranger he approached and told them that he thought they were a beautiful person, he received an immediate response. It was quite profound. Some people’s faces crinkled into a shy smile, whilst others looked away. Some people’s eyes lit up with such joy, and they acted up for the camera.
t was clear that some had NEVER had this spoken to them. It was just as clear that some had NEVER considered themselves to be beautiful. Really? Could this be?
What if each one of us believed we were beautiful? What response would that truth evoke in our hearts? Would we be more confident and self assured? Would we live differently?
I believe our lives would be profoundly different. We would live from a place of beauty of heart and spirit, not from a place of hurt, rejection, and pain. We would not be focused on physical imperfections. We would realise that we are enough for every situation. We would confidently stride forward knowing that we are a gift to those around us, and we have so much to offer.
The beauty of our hearts would show up on the outside. People would notice our beautiful eyes and great smile. They would be attracted to our personality….and then we would begin to take better care of ourselves – all because we are beautiful on the inside (and we know it). We would present more attractively because of our internal belief.
I have had the privilege of working with women in 25 nations. Some started life by being thrown on the rubbish tip as girls who were not valued in their culture. Others have had weather beaten faces from long hours working in fields. Some have had gnarly hands from many years of hard work. All of these women were beautiful. Others were wealthy and had “everything”, and yet felt they had nothing. Some felt they could never escape their past. Each one of these women were beautiful. Many came to know it.
We get so caught up in looking at what we consider to be physical shortcomings. Often we feverishly work to cover these things – to lose weight, to learn the latest make up tricks to cover up imperfections; yet, beauty begins on the inside. It begins where everything begins – in the heart. If we want to change something, we must first look at the heart. When the heart is changed, we can then successfully work on the outer parts of our life.
Now, think about how your life will change when you truly believe that you are beautiful. You will no longer compare or measure yourself against others and what they have. You will be free to be who you are. You will be free to love and free to live. You will be able to tackle the areas of life you wish to see changed.
True beauty begins with believing that you are beautiful. I want you to do something right now…….go to a mirror and look at your reflection. Look right into your eyes and speak the words “You are so beautiful”. Some of you may find this exercise really difficult, but please persevere each day until you believe it. Look past what you don’t like. Work through the issues that prevent you from fully accepting the truth right now.
Today I want to tell you that YOU are beautiful. Yes, you. Believe it.
For more information and to connect with Noela, go to: www.highdefinitionlifecoaching.com