Could your sense of self-worth survive the relentless gaze of social media? Join us with Ashley Everett, celebrated dancer and Beyoncé's right-hand woman, as we unravel the tangled web of online validation and real-life confidence. Together, we dissect the profound impact of social media across all echelons of fame, from the everyday individual to the glitz and glamor of celebrity life. Ashley brings her unique perspective on never settling for less and the intense pressures of meeting public expectations while navigating her own career path.
Ashley joins Ruben to describe how the artist's journey is fraught with an inner battle between ego and evolution. She shares her own metamorphosis from a background performer to a mentor and leader, wrestling with self-doubt and the courage to accept larger responsibilities. The conversation takes a turn toward compassion as we consider the effects of our online actions and the power in choosing kindness in response to negativity.
Finally, we circle back to the core of our being—how we love ourselves while pursuing our dreams. We confront the challenging act of self-love, debunking myths that label it as selfishness, especially for those wearing the mantle of parenthood. Don't miss this transformative episode that promises to uplift, enlighten, and inspire you on your own journey towards self-empowerment and love.
How does Ashley live through love? "Living a life through love is choosing to add love into my daily lifestyle in the best and positive way possible."
"I think love is a lifestyle. You have to live it, be it and speak it. Sometimes it has to be you, an embodiment." - Ashley Everett
In this episode, you will learn…
- Prioritize personal truth over external expectations to maintain self-worth in the face of social media pressures
- Continuous personal growth and evolution are crucial, even when achieving success; never settle or become complacent
- Supportive relationships and self-care are essential for mental health and resilience amidst life's challenges and toxic influences
- Balance ambition with self-care to maximize efficiency and presence in work and personal life without succumbing to burnout
- Embrace self-love as a positive form of selfishness, essential for personal fulfillment and the ability to serve others effectively
"There is no comfortable, there is no complacency. It's always growth, it's always evolve, it's always you know outdoing your last greatness."- Ashley Everett
About the guest: Ashley Everett is an American dancer and actress. She is best known as lead backup dancer and dance captain for Beyoncé, and has worked with such artists as Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Tina Turner, Ciara, Sean Paul and Anitta.