Overall, I wanted a name that represented courage, fierceness and hard work, but alas, nothing.
What name could I come up with that was a call-to-action that also represented heart, hustle and hard work?
She Sweats Diamonds
And to be sure, I researched some more.
Turns out, the beginning stages of diamonds aren’t pretty. Before carbon becomes diamonds, they’re dark, jagged and very rough looking. And for diamonds to become the beautiful gems they are, carbon has to constantly endure pressure from heat.
That’s when I thought about us, as humans and our journey in life. It’s pretty much a prerequisite to go through hardship to become a stronger version of ourselves. And that’s definitely what the journey of life is all about.
And that’s when it all became much clearer.
In human terms, we have to know that the downs of life will come. But the key is to be prepared. How? We face our obstacles head on, stay focused (clarity) and work hard to get through them (cut). And to overcome our struggles, we must not succumb to the pressures that we face.
When we feel that the pressure gets too much to bear, we must know in our hearts that the outcome is us becoming a better and stronger (color) person. And to add that cherry on top, who we become in the process in itself is worth the struggle.
Now, we’re getting there!
The more I looked into the properties of a diamond, the more symbolic it became to me. Every diamond you sweat represents different parts of your life. And every facet that you cut in each diamond represents every obstacle or goal you’ve worked on to overcome or achieve in that area of your life.
Because of our experiences, no one diamond is the same. Our mindset and the way we handle our struggles and trials calls for a different cut. The best part is that we can sweat whatever shape diamonds we want to sweat as long as we work hard and push through.
From taking care of our bodies (and minds) to learning a new skill to building and growing a brand or business, it’s all about becoming a better version of ourselves.
The diamonds we become is a symbol of us stepping into who we are with confidence.
Let’s make that a Tweet, shall we?
And like how a diamond shines, it’s our job to work hard to shape our diamond and in turn, reflect our light (wisdom from our experiences) back onto others.
Life is about living it fully with heart, hustle and hard work. Our successes makes all the hard work worth it when we share our journey.
We don’t go through hardships for no reason.
We experience struggles to become a better version of ourselves so we can turn around and use our story to inspire and help others.
Let’s make that a Tweet too.We experience struggles to become a better version of ourselves so we can turn around and use our story to inspire and help others. Click To Tweet
And that’s what I wanted with my brand name.
I wanted the purpose of She Sweats Diamonds to be a place where people can walk away feeling worthy of their goals and dreams. I wanted others to be inspired, to keep hustling and feel encouraged to intentionally fail forward.
If you think about it, intentional living is THE most fulfilling and humbling way to live.
In each of us, there’s already a fire burning. Whether it’s roaring or flickering, I can only hope to help add fuel and fan the blaze by telling you my story.
I believe life is all about sweating diamonds when it comes to working hard on anything that matters to each of us personally.The bigger the fire, the brighter the diamond. Click To Tweet
Am I right?
And that’s how I knew She Sweats Diamonds was “the one” when I rebranded!
When I look back on the name I chose, I am so proud to have been patient with the whole process. The research, the waiting, the signs that it was “it” and the deeply-rooted meaning behind something that means so much to me was totally worth the wait.
And if you’re new here, welcome to She Sweats Diamonds! If you’re looking to be inspired, encouraged and empowered, this small corner of the interwebs is it. Know that SSD is a place that encourages you to be genuine and vulnerable while living a high performance lifestyle.
Life really is amazing and can definitely have its downs. And if you’ve been through hardships, I’m so happy you’re here!
I want to encourage you and tell you that no matter what has happened
to you in the past, you have the ability to change your future!
And if you’re currently going through some trials, remember this:
Don’t succumb to the pressures of life, sweat diamonds from it!
I hope my story of how I founded She Sweats Diamonds inspires you to keep pushing (and go for your goals and dreams)!