Why I Embrace the Word Ego – And You Should Too

I get the silliest looks when I mention my company name to a person for the first time. Did she really just say the E-word? ⠀

I don’t blame them for their looks. Society has used the word to shame us when we put ourselves first. She posts daily selfies? She has a big ego. He doesn't let other’s negative thoughts bring him down? His ego gets in the way. The comments go on and on.

My mission with Exclusively Ego is to change the shame behind the word EGO, which simply means a person’s sense of self-esteem. As a mom, wife, and professional people pleaser, it’s easy to put me last, but why should I?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned these last 25 years of my life is that if I don’t take care of myself first, I can’t be of service to those in need of me. I show up my best, perform my best, and serve my best when I am confident in myself and where I am.

I am valuable. I am important. I matter. To me, showing up as the best version of myself if HUGE, which is why style is such a big part of my life. It allows me to bring my inside out, and that to me is precious.

If you feel that you can make some improvements in this department, there are many exercises you can do to improve.

Be grateful – You already have so much. Take a moment to acknowledge your blessings. Trust me, it’s a gamechanger.

Meditate – Grounding yourself is crucial to be your best self. I meditate to allow myself to let go of everything that’s not serving me. Try this free app!

Move – Whether it’s going for a walk, spending an hour at the gym, or attending a local yoga class, moving has been proven to improve confidence. Get moving!

Repeat – Practice these religiously. I try my best to do all of every single day. Of course, I’m not perfect, and I miss some days but trust me, I’ve made them big parts of my life.