Metropolitan Magazine March 2020

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nspirational speaker and women’s empowerment expert Gina DeVee has some advice for handling that envy-inspiring news that someone else has achieved: write them a thank you note!

“We all know there’s nothing more draining to our creativity and power than hopping on Instagram to see all these people having and doing what we desire,” DeVee says in her upcoming book. “What’s really going on when we feel that debilitating pang of envy? We’re seeing something that’s possible for us, too, and we’re meant to claim it,” says the former psychotherapist, now

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a self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur. But writing that note--whether on your best stationery, via e-mail or just in your mind--helps reset your attitude and turns jealousy into inspiration, DeVee says. Telling someone you admire their success and see it as inspiration and motivation for your own, can work magic. “When you’ve done enough of these that your new response to someone else’s success becomes, ‘That’s amazing! I’m next!’ social media will actually uplift and motivate you instead of dragging you down.”

DeVee’s own rise from financially struggling psychotherapist with a master’s degree in clinical psychology has led her on speaking engagements around the world and to establish her women’s empowerment, multimedia company and lifestyle brand, Divine Living. At the center of DeVee’s philosophy is a belief that “within every woman lives a queen, and only from the position of queen can you fulfill your purpose.” DeVee’s first book, The Audacity to Be Queen: The Unapologetic Art of Dreaming Big and Manifesting Your Most Fabulous Life, 2020, will

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