Do you want to know a secret? My immediate answer is yes, tell me. It’s wonderful to be on the receiving end of a secret. That inclusive feeling of “I’m special because I have the inside scoop to what’s going on”. However, to be on the outside of an inner circle is quite another story.
I vividly remember the first time in pageantry when I experienced being on the outside trying to get in. I had made the leap from doing small festival pageants to big time beauty pageants. Throughout the weekend I would experience moments of frustration as I wondered how some of the contestants seemed to know more information about the pageant than me. Who taught it to them? Why wasn’t this “secret” information made available to everyone? Why was it so hard to find?
So let me share with you what I found out. There are insider secrets to winning in the world of pageantry. For the most part, there are only a couple ways to find it.
The first way is through your own trial and error. This could use up a lot of your time, energy and money. Personally, I am a very focused and goal oriented person so the idea of wasting my resources and trying to reinvent the wheel did not excite me. Been there, done that. NEXT.
The second way is to find an experienced person who has done what you want to do and have them share everything they know and have learned about pageantry. Sounds easy but it has been my experience that high quality people like this are hard to find. And once you do find someone, they may not share the whole story with you.
And, finally, you could educate yourself. The problem I had with this was I didn’t know where to start. I couldn’t find that magic manual, or website that had everything in one spot. I easily spent hundreds of hours surfing and reading websites, industry magazines and the few books I could find on pageantry in my quest to get the information I needed to achieve the results I wanted.
It was these three problems that I wanted solutions to. Pageantry has been such a positive source of personal development for me that I wanted to develop a business that would provide a winning experience not only at the pageant, but help contestants Succeed From The Inside Out™ and win in life.
So congratulations on finding my blog and www.WinningThroughPageantry.com website because you are going to benefit from my 30+ years of experience in the pageant industry as a former contestant, holder of multiple titles, pageant judge, trained life coach, pageant staff member and a mother of three daughters that each are titleholders themselves.
My website has three FREE resources available to you right now. Sign up and download my FREE special report 10 Insider Secrets to Winning. Reading my report will prevent the “Well if I’d known that before I did the pageant I would have done things different” syndrome that some people may experience.
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After reading my special report, come back and post your comments here. I’d love to hear your secrets, too.
Rhonda Shappert is a pageant coach expert, personal development life coach, and owner of Winning Through Pageantry™, a business she created that not only helps her clients achieve winning results in pageants, but helps them Succeed From The Inside Out™ in their lives. In the pageant world she has held multiple local, state and national titles. Rhonda graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Musical Theater from The Ohio State University and has performed on stage in 15 countries on the Asian, European and American continents. This mother of three, who has been married 20 years to her husband Stephen, is the former mayor of her community, and is on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Virtual Academy. She and her husband perform original contemporary Christian music. Their music CD entitled Cana is available through www.cdbaby.com/cd/shappert or on her website. For more information on Rhonda, visit www.WinningThroughPageantry.com.