NAWBO Resources - Leadership and Self Improvement
Lynnette Begue-Lavery http://uniquelyyourimageblog.com/
We all have our own innate energy. It’s our natural approach to life and situations that involve problem solving, taking action and interacting with others. What many don’t realize is that we can maximize our innate energy. We can tap into our inner beauty, build confidence and communicate this through our style.
This is Lynnette Begue-Lavery’s approach to image consulting, based on lifestyle energy.
“Everyone has a different approach to life,” says Begue-Lavery, Owner of Uniquely Your Image. “We all have gifts, tendencies and unique assets. I help clients understand how this energy drives our behavior, which can be used to tell a story through your image.”
Traci McBride, TeeMcBee Image Consulting www.teemcbee.com
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A common frustration many share with me is time wasters that throw off their day. They decide to wear a certain outfit and find that one garment they want to wear is lost or dirty, so they suddenly need to pick an entirely different outfit. They aren't sure it looks right, or they don't have the confidence to pull it off that morning, so they grab an ol' stand-by and wear the basic black suit - again. Another frustration is changing clothes for various reasons 2-5 times before walking out the door, causing them to leave late, which triggers multiple frustrations throughout their day - all beginning in the closet that morning!
Another common situation many experience, and share is garment orphans. You know - something that was just to stunning or such a great price and you loved it, BUT when you got it into your closet it really didn't complete anything or coordinate into a smart look. You pushed it back and forgot about it.
Lisa Crilley Mallis www.impactivestrategies.com
You have 168 hours each week to design your life. You use some of the hours for sleeping, some for exercising, some for eating, some for showering, some for work, some for family. Do you use more or less than your allotted 168?
Lisa Crilley Mallis, Capacity Coach COC, Impactive Strategies http://www.impactivestrategies.com
We have all said “yes” to something we later regret agreeing to. You may, for instance, find yourself at a social event you didn’t want to attend, feeling grumpy because you really wanted to say “no,” or perhaps you spent the whole day working hard but realized when you were done that you worked on someone else’s tasks and priorities and not your own.
Think about it … by saying YES to everyone, you are in fact saying NO to yourself! You are not allowing the space and energy to work on your BIG YES, your goal, your dream, your vision.
Traci McBride, Image Consulting, Tee McBee www.teemcbee.com
What happens when you style a professional photographer and a retired rocket scientist? They become one of the most inspiring and fashionable couples around.
Lisa Crilley Mallis, Time Strategy Visionary, SystemSavvy Consulting, LLC www.SystemSavvyConsulting.com
It’s not just psycho-babble – burnout is real!
You’re bound to have an occasional bad day when you’re not your usual productive, on-task self. But when you routinely feel sluggish, stressed and overwhelmed, you know your workdays will be tough. You’re not sure where you’ll find the energy to keep going.
Lisa Crilley Mallis, Time Strategy Visionary, SystemSavvy Consulting, LLC www.systemsavvyconsulting.com
Are you “off your game” some days? Are you productive most of the time but have “down spells”? Be honest – can you honestly say that most of the time you are on top of it?
For most of us, the amount of willpower (or, motivation) we have each day and throughout the day varies.
Lisa Crilley Mallis, time strategy visionary, SystemSavvy Consulting, LLC www.systemsavvyconsulting.com
Brain congestion – you’re so overloaded with to-do that you don’t know where to begin. Your current to-do list isn’t helping. The easiest way to get out of this stuck state is to do a “brain dump.”
First close your eyes and take a deep breath. Open your eyes and write down everything that comes to your mind. Don’t judge, don’t categorize, don’t think – just capture each thought.
Betsy Muller, MBA, Founder & CEO of The Indigo Connection LLC and www.CreateandConnectBrilliantly.com www.CreateandConnectBrilliantly.com
Those of you who have attended my women’s retreats know I confess to a process of selecting co-presenters by holding each of the dozens of proposals to my heart with eyes closed. Yes, I do read the proposals, however the final decision rests with the energy I feel from this process. The scariest thing about this process is that it runs against my rational nature. I do it anyway, and it works magically!
Recently I taught a class allowing participants to experiment with the heart-sensing approach for their own decisions. The group loved learning and testing the process on real decisions they faced for their businesses and personal lives. You can try it too!
Keep in mind that it works best when you are relaxed physically and without distraction. You will need a few blank 3x5 cards for this exercise.
Lisa Crilley Mallis, owner System Savvy Consulting www.SystemSavvyConsulting.com
When are you most on top of your mentally challenging tasks? Is your creativity used up by 4:00? Or is that when you’re just getting going?
We often base completing our to-do list on the order of importance. Sometimes we schedule based on the amount of time available – lengthy tasks fit into big blocks of time; short tasks fit into small blocks of time.
But how often do we schedule our tasks based on what our energy is like at certain times of the day? Tasks that require large amounts of concentration can be scheduled during the time of day that you feel most alert. Meetings focused around brainstorming can be scheduled when you have a little lower energy – as the excitement of others in the room will tend to energize you. Tasks that require minimal focus can be scheduled during the time your energy is the lowest.
How can you begin to align your task with your available energy? Follow these three simple steps:
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