Dear Best Selfers,
There are no coincidences, right? So, true to all things Nancy Levin and her new book, Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth To Grow Your Net Worth — amidst the throes of working on the written interview for this issue, I took an afternoon self-care-matcha-latte-break in town (because I’m worthy of it!). As soon as I set out I was approached by an acquaintance, who excitedly asked me, “Did I see you with Nancy Levin a few weeks ago?” Smiling, I responded. “Yes.” And this was followed by an “OMG, You know her? I love her work and it is absolutely brilliant to see her stepping forward to claim her place in the world” (and spotlight, I might add).
I second the notion.
The encounter made me giddy with delight. Yes, my friend is claiming her rightful place, emerging from the shadows and giving herself permission to be who she was meant to be. Best part? I’ve been witness to the great arc of this journey, much of what we discuss in our interview together in this issue.
Hers is a story of great inspiration — one within which we can all surely find a piece of ourselves. This is her mission.
It is an honor to celebrate Nancy on the cover of issue 12 — not only because of her powerful new book, her message for the world and the ensuing string of professional successes that are unfolding around her — nope. That’s all just icing on the cake. This is a celebration of Nancy the woman, who has not only brought the topic of worthiness to the conversation — but who should add ‘Champion of Others’ to her bio. This is her secret superpower. As she has stepped ahead she has always had one arm extended behind her to pull another forward. I have been personally touched by this and it is with great pleasure that we bring forth this issue strung together by a thread of all things ‘worthy’.
The truth is that when we own our worthiness, we ignite the spark in others to do the same — igniting a worthiness party. And we are all the better for it.
As one of our friends (and a writer in this issue), Kelly Notaras says, it’s about “self-love in real time.”
Go forth and claim your worthiness in all of its glory, my dear sweet best selfers!
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