Exclusive interview - Melanie Rose
Melanie Rose Mcdowall
A confidence coach is like your best, straight-talking friend on steroids. They do it everyday so they know what they're doing. Introducing Mel, the stunning online confidence coach with a vast experience in modelling, styling with an impressive and loyal Instagram following, and town planning to boot. No stranger to life's ups and downs, she dusts herself off and comes back more gorgeous, and stronger than ever. Then she uses her experience to help move other ladies forward. I know because we chatted right around the time this magazine was being conceived. I'm no stranger to good sense, having soaked up plenty of sound advice over the years, having a few knocks and comebacks myself, but this million dollar lady even managed to teach me a thing or two, or twenty.
We are so excited to have you interview because like us, you believe in making an impact.
What is the most important motivator for you and where does your passion come from?
Thank you for your support I’m so happy to be part of this and helping to raise the energy of other ambitious women. I never knew exactly what I wanted to do specifically. I just always knew what I didn’t want to do, so that lead me to try various things that I might like.
When I try something new I listen to my intuition and if I don’t like it I pivot. I’m so flexible in finding what deeply resonates with me. This approach led me to finding things I love, one of which is supporting people from the ground up to live healthier, wealthier, more fulfilling lives.
If you could give one piece of advice to a budding entrepreneur, what would it be?
Goals make take longer than you first calculated but it doesn’t mean you won’t hit them. Keep going. Remain calm so you stay focused and be mindful in your approach to hitting them sooner than later.
The right attitude and mindset is important to achieve success, what advice would you give to make sure ours is at it's best?
Your mind is a tool you can control. You need to train it often to do exactly what you want when you want.
Thoughts spark your emotions and the meaning you uniquely match to those emotions sparks your attitude. Mind development is simple and something you can enjoy when you find what ignites positive thoughts and feelings within you and make that a daily practice.
You are a vegan and believe in the vegan lifestyle. How important do you think it is to link your beliefs to your activities, and really live them authentically? Is it possible that we can hold ourselves back if we aren’t acknowledging what is truly important to us?
If happiness and honest relationships are important to you then yes 100% we need to find ways to move ourselves into our authenticity.
If we don’t face the courage to live and share our truths, we consequently live in fear and it drains us emotionally, mentally and physically.
It’s empowering to know we always have choice. Whether we act congruent to those is another thing. When you find yourself not being honest with your expectations there is an underlying reason so let go of getting angry at yourselves or others for “making you”.
Everyone is always doing the best they can. Over my life I've made an effort to try my best to be true to myself despite what the people around me might find comfort in. You know what's good for you. I don’t think we need to “acknowledge” our authenticity.
I think most people are obsessed with *people pleasing* and are afraid to honour what they know or desire in fear of rejection so it's easier to live in a facade of "I'm lost" because this is the only way they currently know how to get love and attention they crave.
It takes massive courage to stand up and share your truth with the possibility of standing alone. So the problem then shifts from being “held back” in life to being “able to communicate” our authenticity to the people we love so they can resonate and understand us and we don’t lose connection.
If you can move through your fear of conflict and communication in a loving approach your authenticity will simultaneously rise because it was within you all along.