Stop Holding Yourself Back With Jamie Kern Lima

Women, I believe, face a specific challenge: We downplay our success out of a sense of shame. I tackle that lie in today's show. I also get to interview Jamie Kern Lima, founder of IT Cosmetics, which is the fastest-growing cosmetic company in the world. She knows a thing or two about success! Finally, we'll wrap with some journaling prompts about celebrating—not shaming—our success.

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You Need to Stop Doing This Today . . .  

Why is it so hard to accept compliments? I believe it’s because we don’t know what true humility looks like. The next time someone notices or congratulates you, don’t dismiss or downplay it. Say this instead.

Why It’s Okay to Be Successful With Jamie Kern Lima

Before she started IT Cosmetics, Jamie Kern Lima was saving her tip money from waiting tables at Denny’s to buy fancy makeup. But just a few years ago, she sold her company for $1.2 billion! In our interview, Jamie shares the lessons she’s learned about hard work, rejection and—ultimately—success.

How Do You Respond to Compliments?

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

— James 1:17 (NIV)

There’s nothing we accomplish or enjoy on our own effort. Every single thing—from our relationships to our skills to our opportunities—is a gift from God. That’s a humbling (and freeing) truth! Let’s unpack it with a few journaling questions:

  1. How do you normally respond to compliments?
  2. What does humility look like to you?
  3. How can you practice being grateful for everything God has done and is doing in your life?