Last Saturday marked my 42nd lap around the sun...I am celebrating my life, filled with amazing moments and huge challenges. A lot of learnings and the great experience that living life is. I have learned a thing or two along the way ;) and today I wanted to share 3 of my top reflections with you:
I have to share something with you...I am SO excited that I can feel my heart getting ready to explode.
Something that has been a dream of mine is finally happening... well I am finally making it happen!
Studies show that people who possess these skills aren’t just highly likeable, they outperform those who don’t by a large margin. 90% of top performers have high EQs, people with high EQs make $29,000 more annually and are in general, happier.
One of the things that I love most about coming to Bali is its people. Always with a gorgeous smile, present in the moment, talking to you. Curious about who you are, what you do and how many times you have visited their country.
You can be the best at what you do, but if you fail to communicate your ideas, your value and what you are about, you will be doing yourself a huge disservice.
We all have different definitions of success, but we all want more of it. No matter what business you are in, or if you work in the corporate world, if you are a man or a woman, where you come from or your age, connection is important and relevant to you. Connection is to humans as water is to the ocean. It is a fundamental human need.
The feminine energy is in flow, connected, grounded and it is the energy that allows us to receive. Receive love, money, help, support etc… It’s the energy that allows good things to come into our life. If you block this energy you are going to have to work harder to achieve the things you want. This is regardless of whether you are a woman or a man. It applies to all of us.
A huge part of developing your personal brand is coming back to your core, to your essence. And that is why I bloody love it so much! It allows you to find parts of yourself that you might have forgotten you had or have never discovered. It allows you to own fully who you are, with the great, the not so good and everything in between.
I was talking to a client last week and we were discussing how important having clarity is. When you have real clarity you feel a new level of passion about your life and career.
One of the things that I love more than anything is feeling alive and passionate about what I am doing, at home, at work, with my clients. That is why I moved from having a successful corporate career as an engineer to starting my own business. I had lost passion for what I was doing...
One of the most controversial and powerful conversations I have with my clients is how to balance our feminine and masculine energies to achieve our goals and dreams. It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman this applies equally to you. The masculine energy is the energy in which we achieve, accomplish goals, take action, use our logic. It's our left brain. The feminine energy is all about connecting, being grounded, in flow, creative and is the energy that allows us to receive! They are both important.
Your image is still a component of my work, but there are so many other elements to what I do. That is why it is time for me to say goodbye to The Outfit of the Week, and say hello to a more holistic email from me on Mondays!
This year has been one of A LOT of growth (meaning I have been challenged in SO many ways ;) I have been changing a lot and my vision has been re-shaped. The last few days, I felt the need to revisit my why and look again at the direction of my business...
I love dresses!! It is one of the easiest outfits to choose when you are going out. Dresses can give you a feel from super casual to beach style to evening style. They are my go-to piece when I do not want to spend much time thinking about what to wear. A few weeks ago I went to Bali and when I was packing I realised I didn't have many dresses that were summery but still dressy to wear by the pool.
I actually feel very excited about this outfit because I have never put it together this way. Nothing like creating outfits with what you already own, but feeling like everything is new. The different colours on the pants allowed me to play more with the colour of the top and the shoes.
As professional women sometimes we feel we need to put on a jacket to increase our credibility. And to a point that is true. However, you do not have to feel like another person in a stiff and boring outfit. You will act stiff. You can combine bold colours, prints and even accessories to bring your personality out.
When you are wearing black and white it is super easy to add a 3rd colour through your accessories: earrings, necklace, shoes or handbag. If you are a lover of neutral colours, shoes and bags in colours will be a great addition to your wardrobe. But if that is not your thing, you can do it through your jewellery.
I've mentioned this a few times but being comfortable is so important for me. Oh yes! I love a good pair of high heels- and yes these days they seem to be less comfortable than they used to be, so wearing thongs in between appointments has become more common.
Black and white! It's well known as a very classic and sophisticated combination. I was going to a networking event and also had some meetings, it was a busy day. I wanted to look professional but also be comfortable.
Continuing last week's topic, let's get back to pants. And pants that are not black ;) Patterned pants... a scary one for me as they have the ability to make me look bigger on my hips. But as I love colour I always get attracted to different ways to add it to my outfits.
As it is summer in Australia, the last thing I want to do is put on a pair of black pants. I do love black pants but not when it is warm - my colourful self really feels like coming out to play ;) So last week, when I needed to look professional but I still could look a bit relaxed, I opted for my beige pants.