YOUR COMFORT ZONE

I have been having an internal battle with myself lately (well actually this battle is on-going), concerning stepping outside of my comfort zone to achieve what I want to achieve in my life.

Our comfort zone is a very seductive place. We know it well. We feel safe there, and it is very easy to get lulled into believing that this is the sensible place to be living our lives. However, there is no creature alive that truly thrives living in a contained area; and that really is what our comfort zone is. It is a small, confined area that, although may provide us with an illusion of safety, actually denies us any opportunity to expand our skills, talents, knowledge, and sense of personal power.

This poem is contained in my book, and I wanted to share it with you here.

 Comfort Zone

I used to have a Comfort Zone Where I knew I couldn’t fail

The same four walls of busy work were really more like jail.                   

I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before,

But I stayed inside my Comfort Zone and paced the same old floor

I said it didn’t matter, That I wasn’t doing much

I said I didn’t care for things like diamonds, furs and such

I claimed to be so busy with the things inside my zone,

But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

I couldn’t let my life go by, Just watching others win.

I held my breath and stepped outside and let the change begin.

I took a step and with new strength I’d never felt before,

I kissed my Comfort Zone “goodbye” And closed and locked the door.

If you are in a Comfort Zone, afraid to venture out, 

Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.

A step or two and words of praise, Can make your dreams come true.

Greet your future with a smile, Success is there for you!

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 You must know the real truth about you, that you are uniquely gifted, exquisite as you are and designed to achieve whatever you want out of life. There is great wealth buried within you, allow yourself to develop the art of being an enlightened woman and live and love life to the maximum. Have you had this internal battle with yourself? Have you stepped out, or do you still struggle with it? Let’s talk about it!

Find Your Magic!

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!