“Every Inch of You is Perfect from the Bottom to the Top”
or Why I Love Meghan Trainor
Image credit: “Bass Fiddle” by Julie Brugh Riffey
Trainor, Meghan. “All About That Bass.” By Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish. Epic Records, 2014.
I am not a pop music fan. I am, however, a fan of the 2014 breakout singer Meghan Trainor whose song, “All About That Bass,” sped to the top of the music charts. What is she singing about? One of my favorite topics – loving yourself just the way you are. Ms. Trainor is speaking the truth about women, size, and the perfection in being imperfect in her 1960’s-style pop song about female body types. It’s all about embracing being perfectly imperfect.
Ms. Trainor said her mom’s constant positive encouragement helped to inspire the song. According to Meghan’s mother, you don’t have to be a size two to be comfortable in your own skin. Yay, Mom!
And being comfortable in your own skin is where grit, resilience, and perseverance begin. The strength of the relationship you have with yourself ultimately dictates how you move in the world. And how you project to the rest of the world will impact the strength of your collegial and client relationships. Relationships are a critical component of professional success – not to mention satisfaction and happiness.
So, thank you, Meghan Trainor, for having the courage to speak your truth. And in the process, encourage all of us to do the same.
I hope you have had time this holiday season to recharge, renew and refresh – and get ready for a productive, enthusiastic, and joyful 2023.
During the holiday season, we spend hours with family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers, celebrating all the good things that December brings. It is a good time to think about improving our relationships through the ways we communicate to those in our lives.
A bucket list is comprised of the experiences one wants to have during their lifetime. It seems that many people hold on to their lists until they are older and have “more time.”
I recently went to a concert of one of my favorite musicians: Keith Urban. At age 54, with more than 30 years in the music industry, he rocked a sold-out 25,000-person outdoor venue for 2+ hours on a Sunday evening in 90-degree heat. What an inspiration!
We shouldn’t have to pretend that everything is okay when it isn’t.
On a recent road trip, I stopped in Charlotte, North Carolina and discovered the city loves public art. It boasts over 60 murals, one of which caught my eye and my heart – the Confetti Hearts Wall Mural by artist Evelyn Hanson in the South End neighborhood.