Posts in Reflection
Adjust Each Others' Crown

Every year Project Pageantry sponsors the Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen contest’s Miss Congeniality award. We could have just as easily sponsored the speech award since those career-focused soft skills are in our advice-giving wheelhouse. But, we don’t! Why?

In life and in work, collaboration and cooperation is the most efficient way to get work done. We all have skills that allow us to contribute to our future team, but most of can’t do everything, nor should we have to. This is the value of a well-rounded team. 

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Pageant Prep: Advice from a Lady-in-Waiting

So you’re competing for a pageant.

Congratulations!

You’re embarking on a journey that will change your life.

The courage it takes to apply and compete for a title shows that you have what it takes to find success, in both the pageant and the ‘real’ world. Competing for and holding a title will bring you memories and experiences that’ll continue to benefit you throughout your life.

But, there are a few things you need to do first. 

My biggest advice to girls going into a competition is to be yourself! If you are confident in who you are, why you’re competing, and can have fun and smile while doing it, not much can bring you down, girlfriend.

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Why Project Pageantry?

It's in this vein of thinking that caused me to launch Project Pageantry. The rodeo queen community, and pageant world more holistically, can be cutthroat. Any time you get high-achieving, competitive women together and measure them against each other to determine a winner, tensions rise. Add something these women love to the mix, like horses (or a specific talent, such as dance or singing), and it's pretty much the perfect storm. But, I don't think it has to be.

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