How to Become Your Best Self | Act Like Your Role Model | Look Good Live Luxe

Arielle Davis, owner and founder of Luxe Lashes in Richmond, Va., on the importance of role models in shaping who you want to become.

In order to grow, you need to have something, someone to measure yourself up to. Similar to accountability, you need a standard to hold yourself against. That is exactly why I encourage every woman, especially every young woman at the cusp of forming exactly who she wants to become, to have a role model, or three, like me! 

The best way to become like the person you want to become is by acting like them NOW. The same mentality is suggested by the phrase, “Fake it till you make it.” But if you are acting like the person you want to become, projecting that confidence and ambition out into your present state of mind, are you really faking it? I don’t think so! You’re LIVING it.

Here are my three role models and elements of their personality I try my best to enact in my own life.

1.) Caroline Kalentzos, CEO of POSH PR®

This girl is the epitome of a girl boss. What I admire most about her is that she embodies the phrase, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” The word “no” isn’t in her vocabulary. She’s a pure visionary. She only sees the way in which something (anything) can be done, never how it can not be done. That is what I hope to incorporate in my life.

2.) My grandmother

She just celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday and she is a constant reminder that no matter what age, fabulous is forever. The girl still gets lash extensions. You’re never too old to look and feel fabulous, beauty!

3.) Kim K

Yes, I said it. Kim Kardashian is a role model of mine. The way she got famous kind of embodies what I admire most about her. Despite all the hate and backlash she receives, she tackles it gracefully and always comes back with something to envy even more, from endorsements to new  business initiatives. She has an ability to make something good out of the negative and rise above.

Take the time and think about people you admire. Really pinpoint the specific qualities you admire most. Reflect on them daily. Ask yourself how you are bringing those qualities to life in your own day to day decisions!

Caroline Kalentzos