Self-Respect

Getting Dressed

Getting Dressed Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

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

Are you your own Safe Space?

Are you your own Safe Space? Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

When I first started my business, I was filled with 10,000 anxieties.  I wanted to impress, I wanted to succeed, I wanted to make a massive impact.  More than that, I really wanted to be accepted.

My issue was not being able to accept myself first.

I didn’t feel safe in my own body.  

I didn’t feel safe in the world at large.

I sure as hell didn’t feel safe engaging with people I didn't really know online.  

This brought up a perpetual paranoia that I was always under attack.

When I finally realized that the common denominator of all these anxieties was ME, I was able to work on it!

I did the deep trauma work.

I ate the clean food.

I did the writing.

I detoxed from tech.

I created comfortable space.

Once these things became my paramount priority…

My creative juices began to open up, the deeper I dove into creating a safe environment for me to express myself.  Finally I was able to take a stand for the work that I believed in (no matter what someone thinks about me).

And then I got on the train of how do we make this bigger, better, reach more people, make more money.  And, well, I burnt out. I found myself depleted, exhausted, and really not interested in my own work.

I craved intimacy.

I craved connection.

I craved a high touch service.

I deeply craved transformation.

I stopped living for what others said about running a successful online business:

  • You need to have a bigger audience

  • You need to post on instagram at this time, this way

  • You need to speak on big stages

  • You need “these” media outlets  (Those are other people’s goals and strategies.)

When you find yourself in the safe place of your own design, able to take inspired, aligned action, well, the universe starts to work in miraculous ways. The more you stay connected to this life force inside you, good things start to happen.

Your “I need to’s” may be...

I need to align with my body

Fill up my heart

Trust myself

Rest more

Take more spacious in between appointments

They can look very different than the to do list of someone else (even if they’re mega successful).  We’ve been programed to believe the more productive, the better. The harder we work, the more successful.  The list goes on of things that may NOT be serving you, but you’ve been sold by society that you need to do it THIS WAY.

So, my love, what are you looking for?  What will you do in 2019? Where do you need more alignment?  I’d love to invite you to a discovery call. We can look at how you need to serve yourself and how I can support you to get there.  And yes, we can do it in style!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know, style is an inside out job.

When we redefine the way we look at style (and how we do life), our world shifts!  I’d love to help you be successful, your way! Book you call here.

xoxo,

Carrie