While it is our mission at Pear Collections to help women love their curves while feeling comfortable in their own skins and the clothes they wear. It is also part of our mission to support fellow women in business to go after their dreams.
This is what I did as founder and lead designer when I created Pear Collections. The main goal I had when creating Pear lies in the hope of changing pear-shaped women’s experiences and mindsets about shopping for clothes that fit and having a positive outlook towards loving their bodies.
Like many girls, I loved watching Disney Princess movies, playing with Barbie and admiring female movie stars. But when puberty hit, my body developed into a pear shape, which caused me to be self-conscious and even to loathe my body.
I know there are others like me who have felt the same way at least once in their life. So, I took that as a challenge to empower myself and made it my mission to help women like me love our curves, provide clothes meant for our lovely curves, and love themselves as well! This is what Pear Collections is all about.
This realization enhanced my belief in the importance of cultivating a sense of self-worth. Being comfortable with yourself affects more than just your appearance, it also affects everything about you, shapes your experiences, perception of life, and the decisions you make.
I founded Pear Collections to provide curvaceous women with clothing specifically made to fit their bodies, so they can feel beautiful while celebrating their curves. But I didn’t stop there.
The concept of self-worth is something that is very important, especially for female entrepreneurs. It is a representation and measure of how you feel and give value to yourself.
When you have a high level of self-worth, you feel confident about yourself and your abilities. And keeping that sense strong and alive, helps you realise that success, health, happiness, and wealth are all yours for the taking. Accepting yourself for who you are, flaws and all, helps you to transform your life for the better.
An example of a woman who knows her self-worth and was not daunted by failure is, Sarina Russo, of the Sarina Russo Group, who challenged the status quo.
After having been fired several times from working as a legal secretary, she decided to start her own typing school back in 1979. With determination, her small business eventually grew into an employment, training, and education company.
Back then, business was tricky, especially for female entrepreneurs and founders. Not one real estate agent would take her calls when scouting for property to build her own offices and liberate her business from renting office space.
She enlisted the assistance of her brother-in-law, a lawyer, and agents took his call. Eventually, she was able to buy a property in Brisbane, which she still owns to this day. It is now part of her extensive property portfolio spanning Queensland, NSW, and Victoria.
She didn’t believe that she failed as a legal secretary and believed she learnt more than her last job. She is firm in her resolve that she is different and challenges the status quo. Confident as she is, she got an extra boost of confidence from her students.
Acquiring an overdraft facility from the bank, she virtually kick-started her company with 600 bucks. She gave herself eight months and used to work 17 hours a day to drive her little business, and in the first year, she was already making more money than the prime minister of the day.
Developing your self-worth is the first step toward creating a positive self-image. It is essential in helping you make better decisions towards finding meaning in life, better health, happiness, and success.
By surrounding yourself with positive influences, you will be able to gain the drive to better yourself, respect yourself more and become more confident in your decisions, similar to what Russo went through. Knowing herself, and using failure as stepping stones, drove her towards success. From a little typing school, she is now among the richest women in the country.
The Power of Positive Affirmations
As a female entrepreneur, I honestly feel that positive affirmations are one of the best tools to use when building a business. Apart from exercising positive body affirmations, it enhances my resolve to have a positive and abundant mindset to work and build a business every day.
Repeating a few affirmations before I start my workday is one of my favourite morning rituals.
Positive affirmations are positive phrases that you repeat to yourself, aimed to quell negative thoughts and unconscious beliefs and encourage positive changes in your life. Overcoming self-sabotage and setting focus on the positive side of life, and help you visualise your goals and intentions.
Studies support the idea that well-constructed positive affirming words matter, help with stress reduction and increase the neural pathways in your brain. While at first, it can be a difficult process, the practice can lead to improved well-being, and encourage acceptance, positive mental health, and inclusivity.
It’s crucial for female entrepreneurs to be reminded of their strengths, attributes, and power, so they can overcome obstacles and boost confidence while working towards goals and achieving goals. The actions you take will lead to positive changes in yourself, your business, and your life.
This is the prime reason that apart from providing great fitting clothes for the pear-shaped women community, we advocate learning the importance of acceptance and loving the body we were given.
Pear Collections’ Love Your Curves Pack
Overpowering any negative thoughts and unhealthy media-driven belief structures with positive affirmations is a challenging task. However, by utilising empowering statements every day, combined with visualisation, they can help us to manifest positive changes in our lives.
Your daily routine can be enhanced with affirmations in many ways. You can say them out loud, write them down, or even find an affirmation that resonates with you and place it somewhere you will often see it.
To spare you the trouble of coming up with your own uniquely inspiring phrases every day, Pear Collections’ Affirmation Cards will help you along. The pack contains 52 affirmation cards in each pack, with positive affirmation phrases for each week of the year.
Daily affirmations are a wonderfully simple way to improve the way we see ourselves and enhance our self-worth.
You are a beautiful and unique individual. Your uniqueness is what makes you valid and successful as an individual, and only you can start the journey of positively impacting the way you see yourself.
You are more than sufficient and beautiful. Others do not have the power to create their own self-doubt unless you allow them to. All women, regardless of age, race or creed, and our curves are worthy of anything we put our minds to.
To learn more about self-worth as well as why it is important, especially for us pear-shaped women, please read our article on What is Self-Worth, and Why Is It Important to Pear-Shaped Women? And to help you enhance your self-esteem and confidence with capsule clothing that fits, do visit our Pear Collections Shop and also avail of our Love Your Curves Affirmation Card Pack.
Using our Affirmation Card Pack is a great morning reminder to read a new card each day and keep on track with your daily affirmation routine. You not only spare yourself from having to come up with your own affirmations each day, but you also become a part of providing support for local community programs to fund education and homelessness prevention.
We do this by donating 5% of all sales done by you from our shop – and more, all orders you make come with free shipping.