1ST ANNUAL CONFIDENCE CON | RECAP / by EUREKA CALHOUN

Hello beautiful people!  If you follow me on Instagram and or Twitter you already know last Saturday I was a panelist speaker for the 1st Annual Confidence Con conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   

The conference was the brain child of everyone's favorite red head, Hannah Royce, owner of Egg In A Glass. Hannah is a creative strategist and a powerful force, who is extremely passionate about empowering women to embody self-love through compassion for their community. 

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My first introduction to Confidence Con and Hannah was the summer of 2K15 when Egg In A Glass hosted a photo shoot for the women of OKC.  The photo shoot took place at various chic locations like Paseo District within the greater Oklahoma City area. 

  Where's Eureka?  Can you spot me in the mist of all the beautiful ladies........

Where's Eureka? Can you spot me in the mist of all the beautiful ladies........

Fast forward, to my surprise and excitement,  I received a refreshing email about the birth of an authentic platform and joining the conversation to help women reach a greater appreciation for themselves and their community in the form a conference, appropriately name Confidence Con.  The one day conference with keynote speaker Danielle Mercurio, was scheduled to take place at the historical Paramount on Film Row, March 5, 2016. 

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 THE DREAM TEAM 

THE DREAM TEAM 

The one-day conference mission is to help women reach a greater appreciation about themselves and spark a sisterhood in real life and in the digital space.  Sounds amazing right?  Well it WAS!!!  The enlightening day of conversation between local professionals and business owners about tough topics such as walking in your truth (my panel), building a brand like a boss, and nourishing relationships within the community was the main course of the day.  We were also provided with edible yummy bites, photo booths, swag bags, food trucks, vendors, and also……wait for it….. a charging station for our cell phones (genius) !

 Sway bag GOODIES!!!!!

Sway bag GOODIES!!!!!

I was fully prepared to give my spill on "Walking in My Truth" and gaining some knowledge about the fascinating women I previously read about.  But I was blown away by the amount of love, compassion, knowledge, and testimonies that saturated the atmosphere Saturday morning. Definitely, encouraged by the women in the room who like me like to think big and dream big!! The conference is one for the record books and will always hold a special place in my life!!!!

 A few pics I captured before I had to rush off for fittings.  Life of a stylist never stops.  

A few pics I captured before I had to rush off for fittings.  Life of a stylist never stops.  

Now y'all know I couldn't leave out the outfit deets.  For the speaking engagement I wore an awesome and completely comfortable white Catherine Malandrino pantsuit paired with my Calvin Klein nude pumps all purchased from Nordstrom’s Rack.   The outfit itself was neutral but I wore a pop of color with my lipstick and personality, lol. Surprisingly, I wasn’t nervous with the usual sweaty palms and mind-racing thoughts, so I attribute it to feeling wonderfully confident in my new suit! The day sparked thoughts of how women and men can become and remain confident. So I decided to make a short list of some wisdom that has aided in the development of my self confidence with,

 3 KEYS TO STAY CONFIDENT AND LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS: 

*  DO NOT seek approval from people.  Constantly seeking approval doesn't allow your highest self of esteem to shine effectively. Learn how to LOVE yourself without losing yourself.  

*  Positive affirmations carry the power to disrupt negative thoughts when spoken regularly. Our words become our world and our actions are a result of our thoughts. 

*  Stop playing different roles and embrace you are beautiful in your own unique way.  No one on the entire earth is like YOU and there in lives your power.  There is freedom when you stop squeezing yourself into boxes based on people's unrealistic expectations.

Until next time,  

 1 ❤️ Eureka