Getting Dressed

Authority of Your Body

Authority of Your Body Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

I’ve been steeped in conversations lately with women all over the world. We’re talking body, business, and soul. The last one was with Jillian Bollanz for her podcastMorning Sunshine!

We hit home on the deep meaning of alignment and trusting yourself.

It’s not an easy journey to get there. You’ve probably been knocked down a few times, got some scrapes and scars, but you keep trucking along until it clicks.

You might be saying, “I’m exhausted with this journey. When is my time to shine?”

Beauty, it’s your time, everyday.

Yikes! “Say what?”

Your time is now… Yes. And it’s totally up to you.

First things first, you must be in touch with your body. That means emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

Yes, I’m a recovering rocket seat ejector who never spent a moment in her body, because it was just too damn uncomfortable. I had no authority over my being.

I handed it over to healers, doctors, friends, men, my family…

I didn’t know how to relax and own my own presence without it backlashing in some painfully negative way.

Authority is not some strict power. It’s actually a sense of comfort, confidence, and inner knowing or a deep ability to own your presence.This takes shape in all forms. From how you speak, stand, move, walk, dress, dance, eat. There’s a level of consciousness brought to the equation.

When you master this, being in your body becomes magical. When you stand clear in your own inner authority without force, you glide into a room with elegance and grace. You know how to laugh at the trip that almost made you fall flat on your face. You move towards the dreams that make realities change for you and the world around you.

Do you see the one center fold in all of this is YOU? Knowing how to take care of your energy will instantly shift the way the world sees you … as powerful as ever.

Take a minute and honor yourself. Go for a walk or jump in the car for a drive and plug into this amazing conversation between Jillian and I. This lady is up to big things, so you’re gonna want to keep following her journey! Especially since she has a great event coming up True You Live.

As always, email me to leave a comment. I’d love to hear your insights!

XO,

Carrie

Birthing a Positive Body Image

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This is one of my all time favorite interviews with the AMAZING, Cassandra Shuck.  We dove right into the juicy bits on body, soul, style, and biz! 

You’ll learn:

  • How my first surgery birthed my spiritual journey and through many surgeries, my life’s work was born.

  • How I was always drawn towards creative avenues and realized that clothing and getting dressed every morning was a vital part of my identity.

  • How my business transformed from small in-person styling, to an online movement.

  • The Somatic Method of Dressing is a mindful way of getting dressed that takes your emotions and experiences into account. This also creates deep inner trust when it comes to your relationship with your body.

  • Instead of looking to others for security, you should look within yourself to find answers and be your own advocate.

You can listen in right here!

SOME QUOTES:

  • “You’re learning to accept who you are when you start to learn about your emotions… it’s about accepting and understanding that it’s OK to be right where you are.”

  • “My curiosity for the outside world is a little bit less, and my curiosity for the inside world is much greater.”

  • “I want to support any and every woman that is struggling with how they feel inside their body.”

Have a listen and share with me how you see your body in a positive light!

XOXO,

Carrie

How to Manage Your Vibe

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Have you ever woken up, pulled the covers over your head, and decided it’s best you stay in bed? We call that a *Vibe Off* day here in Carrie Montgomery world.

On the flip side, you have days when you spring out of bed ready to play with the adventure of your life. You’re bright, You’re free, You’re light, You’re ready… this is a *Vibe On* day.

Many people swing from Vibe On... to Vibe Off like the rollercoaster you dare to ride at the amusement park. Sometimes you love the dip and rise in your tummy. Sometimes you grip and hold on for dear life.

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Well, I have a special invitation for you.

No matter where you are, we all need tools to make it a Vibe On kinda day sometimes. Shooting for your ethereal stars, let’s you create hope and a big vision for your life.  At times, the tasks to create the vision can be challenging or draining.

That’s when you need to talk to your body.

The story, the feeling, the expression; it’s all right inside you. There’s no need to ask someone else for advice. You hold the answer, inside of you.  It’s about developing the dialogue with yourself and trusting your inner voice, so you can take action.  

When I started styling, it was about creating an outfit for a client that made them feel and look good.  In order to embody confidence, it’s much more about feeling-good than the looking-good.

It’s all about the VIBE you put out there.  Cultivating your vibe is a bio-individual process.  

You must polish the energy you’re sending out into the world, just as much as you’d iron your top.  Want the magical secret? When you witness yourself right where you are and support yourself; you own your VIBE (the energy you put out).  This is revolutionary when it comes to personal style and personal presence.

Yes, I can help you pick sexy looks, but my love, the conversation inside you is more important than the top, or dress, or heels you wear.  When you learn to decide what to wear based on your energetic needs each day, you’ll be seen as the beautiful goddess you are.

What does your body need to be as effective and powerful as possible? Soul Style is your missing piece.

Join me for a free online class on the 4 Keys to Uncover & Embrace Your Soul Style for Success.

Hiding your true Soul Style is blocking you from success, happiness, and more importantly denying you your power. This makes it much harder to get noticed and earn money.

Knowing how to get dressed for your energy is essential, which is what I’ll be teaching in my free training. If you’re like most women I meet, you’ve likely tried these things:

  • Downloaded free guides to Capsule Wardrobe - where do you even start?

  • Bought trendy clothes and expensive handbags, because they’re supposed to make you feel confident (then felt guilty that you wasted money)

  • Invested in nice clothing for events and not everyday life

I get it, Name.

It’s tough to know how to dress for success. So many emotions swirl in our mind about how you feel about your body, and what you think you should look like. It’s draining.

On the bright side, you have a choice.

You can keep trying to figure your style out on your own, or you can use my strategies (for free) and start feeling successful in a few weeks.

Click here to sign up for my free “4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success” online training.

You’ll have a chance to ask questions and connect with me on the call.

See you there! :)

xo,

Carrie

P.S. Sign up here!

This is My Dream for You

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You’re always on your path. I know it doesn’t feel like it sometimes. I know it feels like you’re still searching. BUT, if you just enjoy, feel good about each step of the way, more of the good stuff will come.

You’re brilliant.

You’re bold.

You’re powerful.

You’re magnetic.

How did that feel?

Do you believe me?

Right now, I’m understanding, more than ever, how much each and every thought makes a difference.

I know I tout style. Yes, how you look when you get dressed. But really, I want you to know, that your soul style doesn’t feel right and fall into place until your beliefs are clear.

How to find clarity?

It’s you being good, happy, and satisfied with your life right now. That’s it. Keep your feet on the ground and look towards your dreams.

Often we can feel off track, in unknown conflict. Conflict is just a positive and negative force, or thought coming into your mind, and creating confusion to what you actually desire.

Since I have started playing deeply with this body, style, and soul stuff, my clients have shown me the way.

I’ve taken in each soul, looked at their desires, and helped them embody the energy to make them come true. We can’t just think that way. We either need to take inspired action, or a reflective pause. Sometimes make a BOLD MOVE.

There is nothing more frustrating than having a dream and feeling like you just can’t create it. Whatever’s in your heart, please don’t give up. I’m here cheering you on. It’s all possible. Your day will come.

When I claimed my work and put my stake in the ground for what I truly wanted, things turned around for me. In the past, I’d complain about not having the business I wanted for so many years. That wasn’t serving me. It wasn’t perfect and it took consistent refining and fine tuning to create more and more flow (and I always seek more flow, more ease, more abundance, more connection), I know I am satisfied along the way. This is paramount.

Say it with me…

“Today is a good day. Today good things are going to happen. Today I’m excited about the adventure to come. I am at ease with the unfolding of life. I feel safe and am ready for what the Universe has in store for me. I feel good. Today is a good day.”

Your thoughts become things. The way you think about your body, beauty, and business affect how you show up, how you present yourself, and ultimately your style.

Because all your style is, is your vibe, and how you express your vibe to the world.

Embracing your body, your dreams, and your story to open up your BIGGEST VISION is my dream for you. Claiming your identity to clear out all doubt, so you’re clear about exactly who you are and your inherent value is my dream for you. Expressing your emotions in a precise, confident, clear, and aesthetic way is my dream for you. Knowing how to sustainably source clothing that enhances your vibe and elevates your vision of yourself is my dream for you.

Carrie, the time to light up the world with your positive thoughts, your big dream, your inspiration is now. Don’t let it go because of doubt.

I’m here for you. Ready to see you transform. Book a connection call with me now. I’m ready to walk hand in hand with you on the journey to success. Let’s play together and make it happen.

xo,

Carrie

She Got the Man, the Dress, and the New Archetype

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Style is so much more than how you look. It’s why I created a system to walk you through a full transformation inside and out.

NO one likes showing up to a party knowing they’re wearing the wrong outfit. You just feel awkward and uncomfortable.

I’ve spent the past month reconnecting with some clients that found me a year or even 2-3 years ago. I noticed a change in myself and I wanted to check in with them.

It’s true, your clients can be a mirror of what’s going on with you.

Across the board, each one said they noticed changes in how they appeared in the mirror. What used to be a challenge and comfort zone was no longer hard or working for them.

They desired new colors, new heel heights, their weight had dropped… now these ladies have been doing my work on steroids and have been practicing and implementing. I mean, that’s how you get results right?

They’re in the “I’m cool with being visible phase.” Well, actually they no longer want to hide, they are ready to show up, they know how to modulate their energy to meet their desires.

The most amazing mindset change they experienced was they were no longer making themselves wrong for who they were when an outfit didn’t work out, but realize they desired a shift in their energy with a different heel height or cut of dress.

They stepped into a new, empowered version of self.

Each one had accomplished their vision and were ready for the next level phase of their big vision. So, we shifted their archetypes.

One went from a Rocker Maven to a Rocker Alchemist. Her edge is still part of the leading image, but her goal of claiming her expertise in her work is met and she can not embody the true spirit of the alchemy of being an astrologer.

Another went from an Elegant Shadowdancer to a Chic Shadowdancer. Doesn’t seem like much of a difference, right? But it’s the aligned embodiment that matches the refined desired. A more clean line that has a sense of structure and brings a sense of ease to her presence. She can still be elegant in the chic, but the chic is leading the focal aesthetic and embodied sensation.

Do you see how these tiny little adjustments that bring your body into alignment with your vision?

I love this one as her manifestation since we started to work together in 2017 has been EPIC. She had it all planned out. I’m not much of a big planner, as the say ‘God’s laughing while you make plans.’ We used her feminine essence and more graceful embodiment by claiming the Elegant Heroine. It gave her a little edge outside of classic and preppy and she found a sense of ease.

The masterful part is she has written a book, launched and did a book tour, she got engaged (just as planned), and is buying a house just as desired. Her visions stayed on target and on track. She truly has mastered her world inside and out.

When she came to me saying I can’t wear black anymore. What’s going on? I need new heels? I don’t want to hide in my shirts. She exactly what she wanted to embody and be visible and confident doing it.

She’s ready to take off the edge that powered her through the past two years of productivity and is now embracing her Sophisticated Goddess Style Archetype.

These transformations, these alter ego’s, these embodied women are on track to creating the world they desire to live in. They are powerhouses of their destiny.

I just help guide and curate for them.

The power of a Style Archetype allows you to notice the sign posts in your fine tuning process.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

The world is waiting for you to claim your real identity and embrace your soul style for epic success.

See you there!

XO,

Carrie

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  • You’re sick of not feeling confident about who you are, what you do and how it looks in the world. You’d love to snap your fingers and have your business and life feeling powerful. Just click to get the latest.

  • You’re tired of looking in the mirror and not feeling as beautiful, confident and powerful as you desire. Discover how to up-level your inner and outer game.

Let Your Body Be Your Guide

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How often do you look in your closet and have no idea what to wear?

You think,

“This doesn’t fit.”  

“My belly is bloated, I can’t find anything to cover it up.”

Or whatever the thought is that makes it so hard to adorn your body.

Let’s get real.

The problem is really you may be angry at yourself for the extra slice of pizza, or that you didn’t make it to the gym, or you didn’t sleep enough. You haven’t cared for your body in the way it desires.

There is a way to clothe yourself in the way your body needs.  First, check in with how you feel.

Tired and tense?

Throw on a pair of high waisted jeans and your most relaxing top.  One that makes you feel at ease.

Flirty and free?

Wear a long flowing maxi dress with a statement necklace and sneakers!

Sad and anxious?

Wear your most elegant wrap sweater or hoodie, get cozy in your most comfortable, elasticated waist pants, and if you need to walk it off, throw on some moto boots.

The point is to acknowledge your body’s needs.  When you say yes, you become more in alignment. It’s a micro service to your body.

When you get real with what is going on right in front of you, the complications and chaos inside start to quiet.

You want to feel:

At ease…

Full of desire…

Inspired…

Lighter…

Softer…

Stronger…

These little desires are your bodies big ASK to LOVE YOUR LINES.  All you need to do is embrace your body right where it is. Exactly how you woke up.  And serve it.

By serving you give yourself what you desire and you learn a little more about what you need to step into yourself.  It brings you one step closer to your true desires. It’s tiny lite nudges to your heart’s desires.

More loving life.

More loving your curves.

More compassion to your tired eyes.

More compassion to your sagging bum.

More enthusiasm to treat your body better.

I’ve created a brand new masterclass to help you break through your blocks and rock your soul style.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

The world is waiting for you to claim your real identity and embrace your soul style for epic success.

See you there!

XO,

Carrie

Dressing Room Drama

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Are you a rebel who has never followed the rules? Or have you been playing it coy inside the lines going unnoticed and sticking to the rules?

Getting dressed can be damn hard sometimes.  Standing in front of the mirror can be devils play.  You have an event to go to and you have 30 minutes to look your-damn-best.  Then you notice the dress you thought you were gonna wear is just not fitting around your belly.

You think…”Damn apple pie.” That belly pouch got you.

Now, what the heck do I wear?

Panic ensues and within minutes you’re on tears on your closet floor with no freaking idea what you have pulled out, but it’s a hot mess.

For a moment, you think, “I shouldn’t go.” But you know this event is going to make good connections in your business and well it’s time to get out from behind your computer and show face.

Not the shame face, but the proud; I feel awesome face.

I never want this scene to happen to you again.  I want to give you the tools to set your life in positive powerful motion.  Oddly, that means getting dressed MUST BE EASIER.

You beauty are worth every penny of joy you give yourself.

You may have neglected your style or your appearance in the past, but it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s set you free and break the dressing room drama.

We’re going to rewrite everything you know about how you get dressed and make it really practical.

I know over the years, pre personal brand styling career, I was caught in the chaos of style rules.  I would follow them, then feel uncomfortable, and break them. I got good at breaking them and found my own way.  Now I teach that!

I help entrepreneurial women breakthrough to the next level of success in their business by unlocking and connecting them to their own unique style so they can embrace their body and soul to feel beautiful, strong and endlessly confident.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to break it all down so we can demystify that dressing room chaos and find out how you truly desire to show up.

One big secret, it’s your identity!  Even more so it’s who you are, where you’re going, and how you communicate that!

Feel free to hit reply and tell me your funniest dressing room drama moment!  I’d love to cheer you along in creating the next epic vision of yourself.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

I will show you how to bust through all your blocks and rock your soul style inside and out for massive success.

Much love,

Carrie

The Game of Love

The Game of Love

Today, I’m sharing with you the 6-month transformation from my move to Spain and the miraculous shifts in the body and heart.

As I went through the exit plan from America, it took 3 months to truly commit to leave, put the call out to the Universe (aka friends & vision), pack up my life, and get the visa. The toughest part was deciding not to renew my lease (in a place I had just moved in 9 month prior, ironically signed a 9 month lease (yay, wise mind!)). This was before I even had the visa in hand, found a new place to live or, had a clear plan.

Anyone that knows me knows I’m a planner. (You know that gal that produced many photos shoots). I love setting a timeline and hitting targets and seeing the creative flow come to fruition. This time, Nikita and I took a massive leap of trust.

They say get clear, shift your energy, your focus, your intention, and it’ll all fall into place. Well, it did.

Arriving in Ibiza, I was filled with a lot of old emotions. Fear was predominant. I just couldn’t quite get settled for the first month. Even though my living situation was perfect, I still had a lot of digging, releasing, curiosities to satisfy, and rebuilding to do.

It became very clear to me that I came to Spain to soften my broken heart. Not the, “he hurt me,” kind, but the deep disappointment of not living out the dreams of leading the international life I had dreamed of from a very young age.

See, my family raised me in England, we had a very international life up until my 20’s. As life got more complicated and as my health became a major focus for over 20 years, I lost the vision of living as a global citizen. I fell out of contact with my nomadic spirit.

I remember heading to London at 15, my mum and I were going back to where I learned to ride horses in the Cotswolds. We were driving on the M-30 (on the other side of the road) and we started talking about my career. She had hopes for me to work in the UN, so I could continue continent hopping. That intimidated me.

I went in a very different direction. Film career, self employed, and a nomad.

Over the years, my career evolved from film producer, to sales and marketing expert, to coach, to stylist, now transformational style coach.

The most massive shift I felt from living in Spain is I found joy in the flow of each day. And when I’m not, I stop all things and realign. This looks like: starting my day over, sometimes changing my outfit, movement, mediation, writing, clean food, and positive connections.

While re-educating myself on my daily flow. Yes, I can sleep till 9am or 10am, and I’m giving myself space from late night chatting with sisters all over the globe. I’ve found new space for positive connections with communities globally and the women who are creating their soul style.

My heart can connect more openly with people as I’m no longer strapped with the trauma of the health journey. I’m no longer a victim to my body and situations, I no longer feel like I can’t fulfill my dreams.

I am still committed to healing my physical body and continually learning new ways to do it outside of just western medicine.

This is #LOVERECOVERY. It’s about bringing your heart forward in the most pure, elegant, open place. The amazing thing you learn is boundaries are absolutely necessary to keep your heart open.

Setting new boundaries is up to you and your desires. It’s 100% about what feels good to you.

It may be saying no to many things that you have FOMO about, but know that you don’t have the energy for. You may have to walk out on a date. You may have a hard conversation with someone about how your dynamic is playing out. But beauty, boundaries will change your game. It’s all about knowing how you feel and creating a new set point for yourself.

As I began to find my new rhythm, beach walks with Nikita, women’s circle on Sundays, hike’s into the depths of the forest on the cliff’s of the sea (it’s vast and beautiful here), I found more and more peace inside myself. I found the slow roads to take in the scenery and fresh air, leaving behind traffic jams filled with tourists and construction.

These are all small things and daily habits. Stepping into feeling okay with where I’m at in life, more joy has seeped into my body.

You’re here to experience the fullest most beautiful adventure you can dream of. Step into your rhythm, and set the tone on your terms. Sounds selfish, but it’s the most unselfish way to exist, because you are becoming solely responsible for yourself.

I’ve gotten really good at letting go of resistance and pivoting to a new focus that was more pleasurable. That thing or obstacle that had my panties in a twist would naturally resolve itself, or I realized that I needed to shift my perspective.

That’s all it takes, look at life through a new lens.

Be grateful for what you have. No one can tell you what you need. It’s your job to fulfill your own desires and then show up to serve yourself and naturally you will serve the world.

Easier said than done. So often, my anger about unfulfilled dreams would slap me in the face. I would fall down a dark hole and struggle to climb back into a good feeling place.

Honestly, I don’t think I ever really felt that “good feeling place” living in America. Yes, of course, there were moments, but there was always this voice saying, “It’s time to go.”

I used to think I was running away from something, but now I know I was always walking towards the life I always envisioned for myself that I had as a young woman.

Each day, I embrace my new life. Amazing, beautiful people have shown up in my world. Building new community is a skill my parents taught me at a young age, but it still doesn’t dissipate the anxiety of meeting new people.

It’s here, I witnessed how much I was afraid of the engagement of others. I was actually afraid of people, of YOU. There still was a sinking feeling that I was not “GOOD ENOUGH” to lead, to build, to support, to grow, to have all that my heart desires.

I am a true cancerian looking for her home, but I no longer feel homeless. I’m here with you sitting in this chair writing this love note to you with my hearts desires and holding a light to yours.

There are no words that can explain the fulfillment and satisfaction I feel each day I wake and go to sleep. It’s 100% a sensory experience. And when it’s off, I use my Somatic Dressing Method™ to track to where I need to shift my set point.

It’s pretty easy. For me, I look for flow of activity, engagement, and creativity. I forget about FOMO. I make choices in the moment of inspiration. I move towards joy and away from pain. I seek conscious positive connection. I look for fun and laughter.

If you need a little inspiration, grab this songComfortable.

I thought people were joking when they said how pleasurable and joy filled their life is.

So, here’s to living out your dreams and playing the game of love. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyways?

Hit reply and tell me what your big dreams are right now!

So much love and admiration,

Carrie

P.S. Raise your hand if this is you:

  • ️You crave freedom - with your time and your finances.

  • ️You only use natural nutritionals, skin care, and makeup.

  • ️The idea of working when you want from wherever you want sounds like a dream come true. (How about poolside with a glass of green juice?)

  • ️The thought of linking arms with powerhouse women who coach each other to new heights excites your heart.

We’re growing a wellness team. If you’re interested in learning how to build your own beauty and lifestyle brand with an incredible sisterhood, let’s chat. This month, I’m helping my sisters accomplish their goals. Wanna join us? Email me and we’ll connect.

Benefits of Your Beauty Game

Benefits of Your Beauty Game

There is pure magic in collaboration. Creating strategic aligned partnerships and alliances. When Amber flew me home to speak at her mastermind retreat in February, I had a wild awakening. I desired deeper connection with women who desire to build residual income.

I’ve worked with multiple social marketing companies over the years, but know they were a one hit wonder. I had to use multiple companies to meet my needs and it was overwhelming.

As I sat in the audience at Amber’s Accelerator Mastermind Retreat over 3 days and spoke with Rachel Camfield (Amber’s bestie, you have to see her speak at the Summit), I felt totally turned on to the opportunity to work closely with Rachel, Amber, and my goddess sister, Meg Haines. It wasn’t just them, it was the products they RE-introduced me too.

I saw the light. I saw the big picture. I birthed the vision!

The vision was ignited by these ladies to support women globally as they embrace their bodies and align their beauty & self care rituals.

Recently, I created a partnership with a beauty and wellness company to help you feel and look like your best version of self.

A little unknown secret about me: I used to be a Lifestyle Medicine Consultant, teaching doctors nutrition and lifestyle therapies to reverse chronic illness. AKA I taught them how to use supplements to heal their patients.

I’m all about the cleanest, the best, and the most natural products to support me.

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Firstly the nutrition line had no adverse effects on my tummy like many other commercial products. I was in just for that. But then I started washing my face with the skin care line and POW years of build up started peeling away.

My skin is transforming from the inside out and the new layers are glowing. It’s really something to be able to say at 42 years young!

Last week my photographer came over to do a shoot and she brought me the MAKEUP! Can I get a hell yes? I’ll do a comparison video for you of my vegan gluten free products vs. Arbonne soon.

Let me just say this product is light, breezy, soft and so subtle. It lasts all day and feels amazing! It’s a total game changer on the daily routine.

One thing I know, to feel true inner and outer beauty, there is a balance of daily self care habits, supportive nutrients that help you get to the outer results and masterful mindset.

You my beauty, are a full package deal!

My desire is to support you to get there. I’m looking for 4 women who want to have a rise in their own sense of beauty inside and out. Women who are seeking success, stability, and residual income based on meeting their lifestyle needs. If this feels like you, let’s connect. Just email me and we’ll get you set up for a convo.

I’d love to connect and birth a dream with you.

xo,

Carrie

Hire a Game Changer Influencer

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In 2006, I walked into the offices of Step Up Women’s Network in NYC to volunteer and network. I met a woman named Selena Soo and immediately felt a positive energy. I had no idea about the influence she’d have on my life years later.

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This gracious, memorable, and highly intelligent woman was so welcoming. She was working for the non-profit as their publicist. I was impressed. After I took a project in Maui for nine months in 2008, she so kindly replied to my email when I wanted to come back to volunteer.

The thing about NYC is you can go your separate ways and then swing open the door again to reconnect. Years later, I saw Selena from across the room at an event. Stunning as ever, I could see a major transformation in her soul.

She’d just finished her MBA and was in the process of launching her company. It’s as if she popped out of nowhere in the coaching world as an Industry Leader.

This women has created the connections and clients of Ramit Sethi, Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte… the list goes on. She’s hosted intimate dinner parties for her community to connect with media pros. She has masterful programs to teach you how to leverage your skills and your business.

Over the past few weeks, I introduced you to the work of Selena. I’m honored to call her a friend, a mentor, and a client. She’s leveraged my exposure to new communities and for that, I’m grateful. She’s taught me step-by-step how to get more media coverage.

She allowed me to see how my work can impact the world on a greater level.

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This beauty has made a life alerting impact on my business. It all resulted a creating more ease in how I operate and get visibility in my work.

Next week, I’ll be sharing with you Selena’s free training on getting publicity for your business. Keep your eye on your inbox! There is some great content coming out that’ll give you clear directions, so you can leverage your business and get featured.

Selena has been a rockstar at:

  • Teaching people how to gain credibility to leverage their work & network

  • Instilling confidence in people about their work so they can rock their show

  • Helping people get visible so they can land more clients

  • Grow their network by helping people create powerful relationships

Email me with any questions. As her training comes out, I’m going to share with you something really special to help you claim your body, your business, and your brand image.

Stay tuned.

XO,

Carrie

Unseen & Unheard

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Imagine a world without Oprah, Marie Forleo, or Lady Gaga.

What if all these women said no to their dream?  We would’ve missed their incredible spirit, creativity, and impact on the world.

Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday would’ve never been born. A nonprofit, The Angel Network would’ve never started, had the opportunity to build over 60 schools, or funded The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls.  We need these influences to raise awareness for the underserved. Her power and generosity is regal.

If Lady Gaga never answered the call to create her Born This Way foundation for mental health, so many people struggling with depression wouldn’t have the support they need.  She just announced they’ve partnered with Mental Health First Aid in United States.

Or, if Marie Forleo never launched B-School, tens of thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs would be stuck at a dead end job. That’s A LOT of miserable people.

These women’s wisdom, creativity, and drive have been a force of inspiration for so many. They became comfortable being visible in their vision and mission.

I’m gonna tell you the secret behind visibility, it’s confidence.  

When you’re passionate about what you do, you can’t hide. You’re so moved by your message, that you can’t stop telling stories and encouraging people to take positive action.

Sure, I’ve doubted my styling technique. I compared myself to other stylists and thought, but I do it SO DIFFERENTLY.  I was afraid that my approach to getting dressed wouldn’t be accepted. When I lacked confidence, I pulled back, and didn’t allow myself to be seen, especially in the media.

But now I know that, man, I’m doing the right thing.  If I hadn’t shown up for my clients like Amber Lilyestrom, then she wouldn’t have been able to feel confident. She’d miss out on THE GIFT of embracing and loving her body. If I hadn’t put myself out there as a guest expert inside other peoples communities, then I wouldn’t have been able to lead the women who are rising in their businesses as experts and leaders.

If I want to succeed in business, it’s my responsibility to be visible, so I can teach women to be comfortable in their skin and their second skin (clothes).  It’s my mission to teach them how to access their body as a tool to manifest their dreams.

So, back to you. What’s stopping you from being visible?  Email me and let me know!

This is your time to leverage your vision, so you can be seen by the people who need you.  Next week, I’ll be sending you a nudge to help you get visible.

I’m here to support you and your vision of success.

XO,

Carrie

P.S. I believe the ideas in your heart are there for a reason. To make the world a better place.

Your Secret Weapon

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Do you know the secret weapon behind seeing your name in lights?

It’s relationships.

Who you rub elbows with and how you can support each other will leverage your business tenfold.  

Think back to the first referral you ever got.  How happy were you to reply to an intro email from a former client raving about your work to someone who needs your help?

Becoming a publicity powerhouse is working all the angles of how your business can gain visibility. It’s not just getting in a magazine or newspaper. It’s getting on podcasts, being a guest expert, sharing your offers at other people’s events, and connecting with as many new people as possible to get your message out there.

You know what my number one source of new business is?  A warm audience. That’s from old clients, to standing in front of a new, yet, very aligned audience through a trusted friend.

Like my recent speaking gig.  I was a guest expert for Amber Lilyestrom’s Accelerator Mastermind.  She asked me to speak about Embodiment and how to access it. It was a gift to share my work in an intimate room of 25 women who were ready to step into their next level of excellence.

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There have been multiple opportunities for me to show up as a guest expert that I’ve gotten warm intros to new audiences. It is an incredibly intimate, experiential opportunity for expansion.

How do you feel about networking?

I know it’s a skill that takes practice, patience, and perseverance.

This is one of my favorite exercises that I take my branding clients through when they’re upleveling their vision.

  1. Make a list of dreamy people you’d like to meet or work with.  For example: Oprah, Jane Fonda, and Gloria Steinem are my top 3.

  2. Then play the game “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon.” This is a game where you can track how many people you are away from the folks you’d like to meet.  This means, how many people would it take for you to connect with to reach this person? For example, Oprah is actually one degree from me. I have multiple clients that’ve been on Super Soul Sunday, I also know someone that works for her.  It’s a very direct link, but would need a very powerful ask or the right timing to make this happen. But just knowing how accessible she could be, opens the door to possibilities. Take Jane Fonda, she was actually spoke at my college graduation, so I could reach out to my school for a connection.  I’m sure she’s more like a 3-4 degrees of separation.

Play the game.  You don’t have to focus on mega stars.  It can be local powerhouses. This teaches you how you can reverse engineer your network that can lead to new  pathways and broader horizons.

I have a friend that’s absolutely amazing at connecting with industry leaders, so much so, that people were shocked when she launched her business and ALREADY had endorsements from people like Danielle LaPorte and Marie Forleo. She inspires me to always remember that my most valuable business assets are my relationships.

Share with me! Who’s on your list?

With love,

Carrie

Bashful to Bold

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How BOLD do you feel?

Can you step out and scream from the rooftops what you do and why?

Are you ready to let everyone see you: the good, bad, and unusual?

Beauty, the number one game changer in building a business and brand is being cool with being seen.

It takes a deep, deep inner confidence to know what you do and why, so you can speak about it all the time until you reach your desired success.

I’m pretty good at creating chaos and confusion.  Over the years, I’ve had to strip away the things that weren’t serving me, so that I could focus on new levels of success.

To me, success is way beyond a monetary value. It’s about owning a sense of freedom and expression.  It’s about having the ability to abundantly serve myself and my tribe. That means I need pristine self care.  Yup, lots of tubs, workouts, meditations, writing, walks, connecting with friends and clients. I love to throw in extra beauty around me like flowers or a good meal.

To have your desired success, how much VISIBILITY do you need?

It depends on the impact you desire to make.

If you see yourself influencing millions and changing their hearts, minds, and souls with your product or service, well, babe, it’s time to get cool with being visible.

My business focuses on building an image for you to feel more confident in your skin, so you can go out and make epic leaps and bounds in the world.  When you stand before an audience, you’re not be afraid that your dress might fall off, or if your undies are sticking out. Or worry if you look fat or too short.  I teach you to live beyond just your image and how to project your soul through getting dressed.

That’s not everything you need to build a successful business. There are many parts that need to be served and addressed.  Like honing your niche, building systems, delegating tasks, building a team the supports you. My 7-figure clients have tackled all the aspects to raise their profile to epic success.  And guess what, they aren’t stopping there.

So, here’s my question to you.

How comfortable are you with being visible? Hit reply and let me know.

Much love,

Carrie

P.S. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share some great information on how to gain traction with getting visible from my mentor and client.  Keep checking this space for the free training coming up.

The Power of Media

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There are many ways to grow your business. And it really is up to you to decide what course of action feels good. BUT, there’s this thing about getting out of your comfort zone and stretching yourself to your new highest. Exceeding your expectations of yourself is life changing.

The number one credibility builder and visibility enhancer in business is MEDIA. Yup, mass media. Here’s the amazing thing, there are so many outlets available that can be aligned with your business.

My career started in film, I was very familiar with media like INSTYLE, PEOPLE, and VOGUE. These magazines set trends and have a wide reach. They’re powerful. And a tid bit intimidating to knock on their door.

As I built my business over the past 5 years, I’ve been able to get my work in magazines and on TV due to my clients media schedules. My work very quickly was seen on Super Soul Sunday, New Channels, and brand photoshoots all over the world.

But here’s the big catch, nobody knew it was MY WORK. It’s rare to see a stylist’s name in TV credits unless they work for the show or are on the show. Magazines are a little different and I was excited when I got a regular monthly feature of my work.

Last year I knew it was time to shift my VISIBILITY. It was time to go from behind the scenes to the front lines. My work had shifted with Create Your Soul Style. It was time to claim a new roll in the transformational style coaching world.

I help soulful women entrepreneurs radiate strength and confidence by introducing them to their true style, which runs deeper than labels and capsule wardrobes. It allows them to express their true calling.

My clients have shared the value of my work, but now it’s time to start tipping the scales and exposing the big beautiful world to this revolutionary way to get dressed. Shifting your thinking can be an uphill battle. But when it’s for your life’s purpose and true passion, it’s do or die.

Did you know that you can leverage your exposure and gain a new audience when you get media coverage?

Did you know that you gain credibility when a media outlet endorses you or your work?

Media is a massive leverage tool. Even though I knew media, I wasn’t using it for myself. I was happy to get it for clients, but always kept myself behind the scenes.

Last year I made a dream list of media opportunities. I was thrilled to walk into two opportunities that were game changers for me. One was getting on TV on MaineLife and two was getting a Cover Feature in Maine Women Magazine of my work. Just the act of reaching out, pitching, and knowing how to respond made me all the more confident that I could be a Cover Girl. (And I was.). Being in the media on any level builds credibility and when you can keep leveraging that from one level to the next, well it becomes, a segment on The Today Show, a game changer moment that you’re dreaming off.

Your next step?

Make a list of your dream media opportunities.

Ignore any limiting beliefs about it not being possible or that you might be crazy. Just let yourself DREAM BIG. Hit reply and share with me if you’d like!

I can’t wait to see what you dream up!

XO,

Carrie

Getting Dressed

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Happy LOVE Day! I’m reclaiming Valentine’s Day to be more inclusive (it’s not just for lovers)!

I’m coming in hot off a wild 2 week American tour.  I spoke at my soul sisters’, Amber Lilyestrom’s Accelerator Mastermind. It was a life altering experience for me & the amazing women in the room.

I wish you could’ve been in there.

We broke down the beauty myths that media is portraying out there. Best part? Every woman in the room FELT how powerful their body is when they checked-in with their energy and emotions WHILE LEARNING to get dressed in a new way.

There was an amazing moment when I told the women that wearing Spanx doesn’t mean you’re fat, it just means you need a stronger container of support that day.  The sigh in the room was palpable. It was like a 100,000 lbs left the room and the women were set free.

The sisterhood I experienced over the past 2 weeks reminded me of how powerful love really is.

Over the years, I’ve really struggled with the word, LOVE.  I used to roll my eyes to the back of my head and vomit in my mouth when I heard mushy stories of romantic partners or saw a couple spoon feeding one other cheesecake.  For some reason, (more like TONS of compounded trauma) I really had a bitter taste in my mouth around love.

Guess what? Those beliefs translate to how I look at my body, how I feel in my clothes, and how I hold my presence in public.

When you step into alignment of your soul and silhouette, deep peace rushes through your body.  You take actions that feel good, you receive positive feedback, you can handle the tough stuff with elegance and grace.  Your mind is calmer, a deep sense of inner knowing and TRUST becomes real.

You become present and unbelievably powerful.

This, my love, is what Getting Dressed with Carrie Montgomery FEELS like.  

We revolutionize how you get dressed, which ultimately shifts how the world SEES YOU.

You show up magnetic, because you’re not afraid to take up space. People are drawn to you, because you’re living your truth. Things go your way as you stand (in heels or flats) for your practical and energetic needs.  So, this is what’s amazing about this title and tag above.

I’ve been wanting to start a podcast for 3 years, but I really had to wait for the clarity of the vision to show up aligned and feeling powerful.  After I spoke at Amber’s mastermind, I sat down in my chair in the back next to Rachel Camfield (the other speaker that weekend). She leaned over and said, “I have a little inspiration for you.”  She did NOT know my business desires. She said, “Somatic Method is great, but not everyone knows what that means. How about Getting Dressed with Carrie Montgomery?”  I got chills. And immediately the tagline “Revolutionizing how women show up” came out of my mouth.

I ran the new messaging by all my biz besties and a few other warm friendly crowds.  I’d love to know what you think, for real! Just hit reply and tell me if it resonates or not!  

Would you listen to a podcast about getting dressed for your soul AND silhouette?

The crazy part is the evolution within days of welcoming in this new identity. I’m always working to deepen my WHY, and was able to sit down with my Maine Rockstars Mastermind gals last Friday (right before I flew out) to share with them my new world.  The aha’s and wins. I broke into tears when sharing my deep desire to bring this work of Getting Dressed to young women just coming into their bodies. It gives me more drive and more staying power to bring this to an audience that deeply needs to learn the power of their bodies before mass media tells them they’re “not good enough.”

The foundation of my business is built off of service, connection, and transformation. When I learned these were my core values, it shifted my whole internal engagement with my business, which in turn, reflected on the outside, too.

Spending time connecting with my foundational tribe ALWAYS PAYS IN SPADES.  Take a moment to connect in and recognize all the beauties that have helped you along the way.  It takes a village to create an empire. If you’re up to it, let them know!

And when you have a second, I’d love your feedback (email me!) on the Podcast title: Getting Dressed with Carrie Montgomery: Revolutionizing How Women Show Up.

As always, I am so grateful for your presence, love, and support!  Email info@carriemontgomery.com and let me know your thoughts!

BIG LOVE!

Carrie