Want to Be Confident – Put on Your Big Girl Panties


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You start creating and having the confidence you want by putting on your big girl panties and deciding you will have it. It means you mentally by actually deciding that you will be confident, is the essential first step in the journey towards confidence.


Almost everyone who wants to be confident can be confident with the right preparation. Fortunately, the right preparation starts before one ever gets out of bed in the morning. It starts in your mind. It starts with a plan to make it happen while still in bed, before letting your feet touch the ground. This means you decide to show up like a grown up and take responsibility for your own life.
You put on your big girl panties one leg at a time. You do it one step at a time, the whole while believing that you will succeed at getting the panties from ankles to hips. When you put on your big girl panties you recognize that you control your destiny and take steps to make your world what you want it to be. Putting on your big girl panties is a figure of speech which means get ready to deal with all you are going to encounter while recognizing that though there may be some difficulties ahead, you must move forward toward accomplishing your goals.


00For many women, there is a certain undergarment that makes her feel grown up, special and powerful. Those are her big girl panties. The one she puts on in the morning when she knows good and important things are going to happen that day. When you wake up in the morning, before you sit up in bed, stop, take a deep breath and picture your favorite big girl panties in your mind. For some people, these panties will be plain white comfy granny panties. For other people, it will be a delicious treat of a pair of panties from your favorite lingerie shop. It doesn’t matter. Just picture your favorite grown up panties and picture yourself pulling them up and on. When you have put on your big girl panties on in your mind, you have started your mental preparations to have a confident day.

The next time you have something hard or scary to do, don’t pause to think of reasons why you cannot do it. Just picture yourself pulling up your panties, stepping up and doing the job. If you are meeting with supervisors at your job to discuss advancement opportunities, do not spend time being afraid or nervous about the meeting. Instead, get ready for the meeting by making some notes in your tablet or on some 3 x 5 cards to make sure that you remember important points you want to discuss during the meeting. If you have to go to a parent/teacher meeting at your children’s school. Do not be afraid of what will happen. Instead, in your mind, pull up the big girl panties, get your mature grown up attitude in place and prepare to do what is necessary to protect and promote the interest of your child as you work toward resolving the problems occurring at the school.

So, the question for you this magnificent day is how do you pull up

Make It Work Retreat – Join Us

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Life doesn’t always go the way we plan and when that happens we have to find a way to make it work. This is the idea that created the #MakeItWorkRetreat conference.



The organizer of #MakeItWorkRetreat is Janeane Davis, J. D., President and Chief Executive Officer of James, Davis and Associates, publisher of the blog Janeane’s World. She believes that every working mom can succeed and be happy with the right encouragement, inspiration and motivation which is why she created the blog Janeane’s World. She works each day to create resources designed to encourage, inspire and motivate women to be their best at work and home.


The #MakeItWorkRetreat was designed to encourage working moms to do what it takes to make things go well at work and home by encouraging them to take time away from home and work to learn skills, techniques and tricks to work smarter instead of merely harder.


May  20, 2017


The Convention Center at Valley Forge

1485 Valley Forge Rd.

Phoenixville, PA 19460


Too often women don’t improve in their businesses because they have responsibilities at work and home that keep them from learning new skills, getting improved techniques and networking with others to learn new tricks. The #MakeItWorkRetreat is a way for these women to attend the conference either on location or via the internet at a hotel in their home area or from their own homes.


The retreat is held live in one location where there are live participants. Others can participate in the conference events via the internet. Internet participants will be able to see and hear all that is occurring at the live event. They will be able to ask questions via the chat feature on the streaming video software used to stream the conference.


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8:15 to 9:30         Registration


8:15 to 9:00         VIP Confidence Building Session with Janeane Davis, J.D.  (Janeane’s World)

Creating Confidence Begins and Ends in Your Mind – Learn how to create the confidence you need before you leave bed in the morning. In addition, take home a copy of the book “Creating Confidence Begins and Ends in Your Mind.”  

9:15 to 9:30        Welcome


9:40 to 10:20       Why Your Business Needs a Blog with Pam Brown Margolis (An Unconventional Librarian)

A blog helps your business share messages and important information with your customers. This session will tell you why your business needs a blog.

10:30 to 11:10    The Art of Story Telling with Rachee Fagg (Say it Rah-Shay)

No matter what kind of business you have or what you do, it all boils down to telling customers a story. This session will teach you the basics of storytelling and help you be a better story teller.         

11:10 to 11:50    Health and Wellness for the Small Business Owners with Michelle Brosius (Just 2                                Sisters)

You cannot do your best at your business or in life if you do not pay attention to your own health and wellness. This session will teach you the importance of health and wellness and get started living a life of health and wellness.

12:00 to 1:00      Lunch

Enjoy a delicious hot meal while you chat with fellow attendees

1:10 to 1:50        Taxes and Accounting for Small Businesses

Business works best when you understand taxes and accounting for yourself. This session will give you the basics you need to handle routine accounting duties and stop being afraid of the IRS.

2:00 to 2:50       Using Photos to Tell A Story with Wanda Thomas (MadCris Images)

A picture is worth 1,000 words so learn how to create the picture that shares the words in your heart. This session will teach you how to use photos to tell a story without you saying or writing a word.

3:00  to 3:45      Creating an Elevator Pitch to Share Your Message with Janeane Davis (Janeane’s World)

The right elevator pitch instantly tells the listener who you are and what you do. During this session, you will create an elevator pitch that shares your message perfectly.

3:45 to 4:00         Closing Remarks


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The Convention Center at Valley Forge

1485 Valley Forge Road

Phoenixville, Pa. 19460


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Get Dressed with Confidence Before You Get Out of Bed

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If you want to be confident and successful, you must get dressed with confidence before you get out of bed in the morning.

Real confidence has nothing to do with who you are and what you have. Real confidence comes when you decide you will be confident before your feet hit the floor each morning. Confidence is an attitude, a state of being. One of the best things about confidence is that you can create confidence all on your own. There is no special recipe or secret ingredient for creating confidence. It literally can be a simple matter of deciding to be confident. When you wake up each day, simply tell yourself that you are confident.

I mean that literally.  When you wake up each day, state your name and state that you are a confident person. For example:

I  am Janeane Davis and I am confident.

As you go through your day,  each time you start to feel your confidence staring to take a hit, repeat the line. Each time you are about to encounter a situation when you need to feel confident and self-assured repeat the sentence. As you are preparing to do things that would normally make you feel nervous and uneasy repeat the sentence.

It all starts with you getting a confident attitude before you get out of bed in the morning. It all starts with deciding each morning that you are going to be confident. Your words have power. You can speak things into existence by stating them and then working towards making them true.  When you start declaring your confidence each morning before you leave bed, you are setting yourself up for confidence and success.

Try talking yourself into confidence tomorrow morning before you get out of bed, then come back and leave a comment letting me know how it worked out for you.