Welcome to the 47th edition of From V to You, a personal letter from me to you each week to help you brand yourself, find your best marketing, and sell without the ick. I take you behind-the-scenes of my own business + brand-building efforts so you can achieve your aspirations too! If you’ve missed my previous letters, you can always read them here.
Happy Father’s Day!
My mancubs and I are celebrating Scott for the father and husband he is in our home today.
Did you know that I got married when I was 22 years old???
I’ve been married for TEN years!
I’ve grown up with this man.
I chose to have my babies with him.
And through all the amazing highs and hard lows, we still stand together – not as a perfect couple, but as two individuals seeking to self-improve and then choosing to bring that growth back into the relationship.
I was recently reading Russell Brunson’s Traffic Secrets book, and in it, he said “I always say that you can only be as successful as your spouse will allow you to be.” Interesting thought, huh?
But the more I thought about it, the more I saw some truth in Russell’s words. It’s a belief that other notable brands share too:
President Barack Obama told Oprah in 2011: “Obviously I couldn’t have done anything that I’ve done without Michelle.”
Mark Zuckerberg shared in a 2017 Harvard commencement speech: “Priscilla’s the most important person in my life so you can say, it’s the most important thing I built in my time here.”
Beyoncé said in an interview in 2013: “I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man. It just gives me such a foundation.”
There is ZERO doubt in my mind that I am the person I am today because of the choice I made to marry Scott Romney over ten years ago.
But please also know that I believe who you are and what your personal brand is…is not tied to anyone else. I’ve seen a lot of big-time married influencers announce their divorce during quarantine, and their communities have really called in to question their brand values because of it. Which is why I always say:
My worth, my core, my dreams are mine and divinely given to me.
I’m just SO grateful to have a husband who knows my worth, loves my core, and supports my dreams more than anyone else in my life.
We must be careful not to tie our brands to labels. Labels carry expectations and labels can change.
But what we believe, how we love, how we serve, and how we show up every day should be the steady pillars through it all.
I love you Scotty!
Thanks for being a rockstar baby daddy!