Aldwyn Altuney Tells Joan Small How She Gained Confidence and Energized Her life
It was my pleasure to interview my good friend Aldwyn Altuney, an energized young lady who is fun loving, on the go, and never too busy to smile, be friendly and encourage others.
Aldwyn is a photojournalist, a Corporate Communications Consultant and Director of AA Xposé Media – also the founder of Animal Action Day annual event on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Recently, just for fun, Aldwyn wore her bikini to join hundreds of other bikini clad ladies who gathered on the Gold Coast’s Glitter Strip to set a Guinness World Record for the biggest-ever bikini parade. 357 was the winning number.
This shows the level of energy and confidence Aldwyn has attained.
Not Always Confident
Aldwyn was born of European parents and felt she didn’t fit in, growing up. Despite being successful academically at school and even making the Australian Table Tennis team, she was not confident socially and during one period of her life even wanted to drop out altogether.
As a teenager she left home and moved in with other teens who were into alcohol, drugs and a wild lifestyle. Some were suicidal. Aldwyn went through the gothic/punk/hippie sub cultures trying to find out where she fitted. It was a dark space. The sad family situations showed her the life she didn’t want to lead.
A Life Changing Decision
At this point, Aldwyn made a decision that she wanted to live an empowered life and make a difference in areas that mattered to her, such as animal action and environmental issues.
She moved on, went to University in Canberra, acquired a media degree and found the media a great way to get powerful messages out. The more she realised she could step up and make a difference and the more she could help others to make a difference the more confidence she had to keep going and follow her path.
Make Time For Yourself
Along the way Aldwyn has had to learn to nourish and nurture herself – go to the beach, sunbake and swim in the ocean, have a massage and so on. She feels it is important to make time for herself to re-energize and re-charge.
Aldwyn attributes much of her confidence to the personal development programs she has undertaken. They helped her see the limiting behaviours that were stopping her from moving forward.
Now she finds she doesn’t take it personally when other people hit her with negatives. Awareness is one of the keys, and when negatives do come her way she can easily discern which is her stuff and which belongs to others and not take it on board.
Aldwyn recommends personal development, and also hanging out with entrepreneurs and like-minded people. Having a great network around you and building your personal fan club is really important.
Alwyn Altuney can be contacted at www.aaxpose.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.
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