In this week’s episode we discuss 10 tips for showing up online as yourwonderfully unique and attractive self. Today’s guestisMara Stefan who wrote the article that was published in the Good Men Project titled Searching for a Unicorn in an Online World: 10 Things Women Wished You Knew. We discuss how to make the task of sorting through all of the profiles a little easier, why the eyes have it, why you should smile in your photographs, be available emotionally and for God sake keep your clothes on!
Mara Stefan has spent most of her more than 25-year career helping companies and executives establish thought leadership positions with their industries. She has overseen strategic partnerships with organizations including, The World EconomicForum, TED, The Nantucket Project and Thinkers50 among others. She’s also awriter who is currently working on a book aimed at women in the post pandemic world of work and often writes lifestyle blogs that have been published on sites like Thrive Global. Mara is a recovering hockey mom and attempts to navigate life’s challenges with the help of her family, friends, silly pets, and wine as needed.
Mara has been single for years now and is no stranger to online dating and has a lot to say about profiles, her love/hate relationship with online dating and the process of finding a soul mate.
Kerry Brett and Mara Stefan cover a lot of ground. Topics include;
The value of investing in yourself.
Take small steps putting the focus on you, book a professional headshot, buy a new pair of jeans or make the effort to get back out their even if it’s making new friends.
How to plan to date differently this time around.
How to shift the energy when you put yourself first and invest in yourself.
Mara’s list of 10 Things: What Women Wish You Knew.
Dating can be difficult and at times frustrating but it’s not enough to not try.
If the process of online dating scares the hell out of you it’s helpful to lean on your friends, have a wing girl or an accountability partner–someone to cheer you on to push you out of your comfort zone.
The pandemic made us feel bad about ourselves–Mara’s advice for rebuilding your confidence and how you feel about yourself.
The time is now! It’s time–WHY because you’ve run out of excuses. Take one step at a time and I promise it will get easier, you’ll gain more confidence over time and you’ll get there.
To find out more about Mara Stefan, you can follow her under Mara Stefan on LinkedIn, and Facebook. You can read her article Searching for a Unicorn in an Online World: 10 Things Women Wished You Knew on the Good Men Project.