What is ‘Personal Style’?

“Fashion is temporary – Style is Eternal”
-Coco Chanel-
Today’s modern woman plays to a larger audience, whether it’s in your career, in doing community work, or in your own business. Your personal style is influenced by everything in your life, from your job, to your financial situation, to religious or moral beliefs and body type. The key of course, is to combine all of these things and blend them in a way that sends the right message about your abilities, your brand, your goals and destinations, and your personal style!
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Here are 10+1 Realities about Personal Style. In this post, we’ll highlight the first Four:

1.  Style is a Celebration about Uniqueness

Uniqueness  means Original never having occurred or existed before; it means Authentic – being genuine or real; it means Firsthand – From the original producer or source; it means un-copied and unprecedented – nothing has preceded it. A unique style is about setting yourself apart and becoming a different kind of woman.

2.  Style is the Sum of Many Connecting Parts

The way you dress, the way you walk, the way you talk, the colors you pick, and even how you deal with other people. Personal style shows how effectively you are able to communicate your unique identity to others. The personal style that you project symbolizes a healthy state of mind. It’s the visible expression of how you feel about yourself.

3.  Style is Contagious and Irresistible

The definition of contagious means to be transmittable by direct or indirect contact. A better meaning for these purposes is ‘communicable’. In other words, your personal style is transmitted to everyone you come in contact with.

4.  Style is How we Express our Spirit and Self-image

Both your spirit and your self-image are developed and expressed from the ‘inside-out’. This self-realization gives off an elevated aura of power, assurance, creativity, intricacy and a deep desire to grow. How you present yourself to the world is an indication of the great strength that lies within you

Personal style is having a sense of knowing who you are and how to express your personality through your clothing and your actions. When this style consciousness is perfected, it becomes a tool that is extremely useful in all aspects of life.  Realize that you DO have personal style, even if you don’t know it yet. We’ll cover the next group of style realities in a future post. What do you think of the ones we’ve already discussed?

Embrace your Uniqueness!

Becoming Who You Are in 2012 – An Extraordinary Woman!

It’s a New Year and a great time to set yourself apart  and become a different kind of woman, a woman created with worth, dignity, expertise and purpose.- An Extraordinary woman!  You were never intended to be ordinary anyway. In fact you were designed to be uncommon, special, irreplaceable and rare.

This is made clear by the fact that out of the 6 billion people on this planet, no two people are alike. Your fingerprints, the irises in your eyes, your chromosomes and your DNA are distinct and unique. You are a designer original, a masterpiece designed by an awesome creative power. God knows what is in you because He put it there, distinct characteristics and your very own uniqueness.

Let’s define what being UNIQUE really means? It means Original never having occurred or existed before; it means Authentic – being genuine or real; it means Firsthand – From the original producer or source; it means Un-copied and Unprecedented – nothing has preceded it, or it’s unheard of. YOU are all these things! You are an extraordinary!

  • Diamonds are expensive because there are no two alike.
  • Gold is costly because it is difficult to find.
  • The Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo DA Vinci in 1513 is considered priceless and inestimable and therefore uninsurable.

Some women have a misguided sense of who she is and how she wants to present herself to the world. Once you recognize and embrace your extraordinary uniqueness, it is at this point that you will encounter one of life’s most difficult challenges – that of looking at yourself truthfully, then acknowledging and accepting what you see.  When you do this, you may find that some aspects of you may require attention, some need a small amount of work, others may even need intensive care.

This chart below illustrates the difference between being ordinary and extraordinary.

As an Extraordinary woman you can expand your view of who you are and what you deserve, to the point that there will be no limit to what you can achieve. If you allow your evolution process to be controlled by the One who created you in the first place, you will be on the road to becoming all you ever wanted to be

You have a high value placed on you and no one else on earth has been designed to do what you were created to do. When you acknowledge your personal power, you discover who you were created to be, uniquely gifted, exquisite as you are and Extraordinary!  There is great wealth buried within you, allow yourself to develop the art of being an extraordinary woman and live and love life to the maximum!

Embrace your Uniqueness!