You hear stories about what inspires confidence in yourself and in others. One thing for me is actually my hair color. I am naturally a blonde, but when I look at my reflection, I don't see me staring back - it is a stranger.
Ten years ago, I took a role that had very strict appearance guidelines. At the time, I was experimenting with highlights. The manager pulled me aside and said in my role, I couldn't have this look - it didn't fit with the company brand and I had to change it immediately. I was living in another state and had no where to go so had no other choice but to do so.
I walked down the street to the Walgreens to find some box hair color. I needed a solid color so picked up a medium tone brunette color. When I looked in the mirror that night, I realized that this was the first time I saw myself looking back at me. I was meant to be a brunette!
To this day, I am fortunate enough where the company continues to make the same shade. I maintain that color (at $3/box versus going to the salon so it is very cost effective) and love the way I look it in. It is amazing how much your hair style/color impacts your outer refection but internal as well.
... is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It is about re-evaluating our pursuits, our habits, and our motivations.