We’re welcoming back Modis Colleague and Mrs. Nebraska 2014, Amanda Reinert, to the Modis blog. Last week, she detailed the importance of preparation both in the office and on the stage. Today she’s sharing her insight on how she keeps cool in an competitive environment. This week, she’s competing for the title of Mrs. America at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tuscon, Arizona. Good luck, Mrs. Nebraska!
I’m often asked about “keeping my cool.” Being calm, cool and collected as a Modis RDM comes with experience, time and coming into any situation knowledgably and prepared. I believe that those same factors contribute to keeping your cool in a competition setting. At the end of the day, I have to know that I’m the best version of myself that I can possibly be, that I’ve worked hard, and prepared in the best way I can. I’ve also invested 21 years of my life into pageantry, just as experience in recruiting helps you keep your cool, experience in pageantry can help calm those jitters and nerves.
Another big aspect of keeping my cool in both my professional career and in competition is organization. If I’m organized going into an IOI, interview, meeting or phone call, I’m much less likely to feel jittery or nervous. I’ve got all my ducks in a row and I’m ready to go. That same concept applies to pageantry. Keeping yourself together and organized not just at the competition but in the months leading up to the big day is extremely vital. Having your paperwork, wardrobe, beauty supplies and thoughts all in line ahead of time will insure a nice calm and fun competition!
At the end of the day staying “cool” at Mrs. America will boil down to 4 items:
- I’m the best version of myself that I can possibly be
- I have worked tirelessly and hard to get to where I am today
- I deserve to be here
- I will be a great representative of the Mrs. America system—it really is mind over matter!
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