We had the good fortune of connecting with Myra Herring and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Myra, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My favorite quote comes from Marianne Williamson’s “Our deepest fear…”, and it’s specifically the part that reads, “Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”
I love this quote because it reminds me that we should all shine. We should all live life to the fullest in our fullest potential without hiding or dimming our light. It does not serve the world by playing small because when you play big and show up fully, it gives other people permission to do the same.
I truly believe that by walking in our purpose, we impact someone’s else’s purpose, as we are all connected.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I consider myself a confidence curat-her. I serve as a catalyst for women to uncover their inner “beauty” and confidence and awaken their outer beauty to show up fully in their personal power and run unapologetically into their purpose. As a result, these women show up to lead organizations and groups with confidence and empathy and better serve their communities.
I believe there is beauty in everything, and there is an art to beautification – i.e. finding, cultivating, and polishing that beauty is a personal journey that everyone must take. It is a quest for self-mastery. I coach women along that journey.
What’s my “why”? I strive to accept and create a safe space for us to tap into our innate beauty without judgment or expectation so that we feel confident to fulfill our purpose.
Working to build a brand and a business from scratch is never easy, but it’s well worth it. I believe if you first gain clarity about who you are and what brings you joy, it helps to paint a clear picture about what you can offer to the world. And then you show up!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
In Atlanta, I’d first start with a walk on the Atlanta Beltline to get some sunshine and exercise, and stop by Playa Bowls and get an acai bowl, to keep it healthy. We’d either rent bikes or scooters and have a little fun.
For a chill evening with a selected musical performance, check out the schedule for City Winery at Ponce City Market.
For some good karaoke, let’s stop by BQE on Edgewood Ave. or Kat’s Kafe.
If you want to dance “like we used to”, we’d go to MJQ’s or El bar (well, when it was open) or maybe even Suite Lounge, but if you want to go out and just be seen (dancing optional), we’ll hit up …. actually, I don’t know…. I literally have no idea what’s the newest lounge/club these days!? :-/
Hookah anyone, check out CRU hookah lounge on Peters St. Or a chill boutique speakeasy, we’ll stop by the James Room, or Parlor.
If the weather is nice, we’ll go have a drink at Claremont hotel or the new Reverb hotel (a DJ and cool vibe).
If you’re hungry, I love bar taco, up beet, and eight sushi lounge.
Atlanta is always growing and expanding so there will be even more new places by the time this posts! 🙂 The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shoutout my tribe of coaches, healers, and earth angels. It’s a group of women that are always available whenever I call…they too are doing the good work. So, thank you Kailei Carr, Monique Shields, Leilani Raglin, Anika Applewhite, Ashley Freeman, Sarah Foster-Davis, Denitra Letrice, and a few more I may be forgetting to name. Your positivity and divine intuition propel me forward.
To my family and friends, thank you for always seeing things in me that I don’t always see in myself (Dad, Mom, Charity, Ashley, Kyra, and my life partner, David) – I love you all dearly. To my close friends, you know who you are, and I dare not start naming you all at risk of leaving someone off the list.
My therapist Dr. Bernard Kynes forces me to do the hard work, and for that I am grateful.
And finally my business coach (who doubles as my motivator, energy healer, and mentor), Ryane LeCesne, you are a jewel.
THANK YOU TRIBE!
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