“Dress as if you mean business. Coco Chanel once said that if a woman is poorly dressed you notice the clothes, if she’s well dressed you notice the woman.” Vikki Worthington
We talk a lot about image these days but what does it really mean and how can you use it to your advantage at work, interviews, progressing in your career, your vocation or business, when networking or joining a new social circle?
Your image is the impression of yourself that you project to others, it’s how they see and acknowledge you.
I’ve been thinking recently what the next story to share with you to be about – one that comes from the heart and inspire you to live a better life. And the ideas came in a surprising way. One evening after work I was doing some gardening and enjoying this activity, which many people consider a kind of meditation. While my full attention was engaged with the process, my mind was drifting freely and all of a sudden I focused on a stem of a rose bush. It didn’t have flowers but oh, it sting! It was located between the fence and the concrete, and just couldn’t grow and blossom there. I thought to myself: under other circumstances, it would be great to have a rose bush in the garden – but not here and not now.
The new year has already begun and it’s a really exciting and light feeling to start fresh. It can also be uncomfortable, overwhelming and stressful as it’s also the time when we get bombarded by messages from media about the importance of goals. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a true supporter of the whole goal-setting process – writing down your aims, seeing the list daily and reviewing your progress often.
But what do you do if you haven’t accomplished the things you wanted?
Does this make you feel bad and disappointed with yourself? Here is my story about not meeting all my last year’s goals and why I decided to be comfortable with it.
Today we talk a lot about time management and what strategies we can implement to be more productive and efficient. Recently this has become a very hot topic as we lead busy lives and with the development of technologies, it has become more difficult to concentrate as it was 10 years ago.
However, being able to clarify your priorities and build an effective routine is not a New Age invention at all.
We can take invaluable advice and bulb moments from some of the most influential and renowned people of all time.
Have a glimpse at their creative routines and see if there are any ideas you might take on and carry out in your life:
Happy New Year 2017! I wish you most of all to be in good health, showers of love to be poured upon you and, with God’s grace, to accomplish all your dreams. We’re at the start of a wonderful new adventure with 12 brand new chapters and 365 new experiences ( I saw this from a post and thought I would share it 🙂 ). I like the feeling of a fresh start and a clean plate, almost like a blank canvas, where you can start painting the picture you desire the most.
I’ve recently c0me across a very efficient tool to make your goals reality and it’s more simple than you think. But before I share it with you,
I have a quick question to ask and would like to get an honest answer: Do you write down your goals for the year?
My blog was officially up and running on 22nd December 2015. It’s the online implementation of the dream I used to have for years – to write articles that help people achieve their dreams and goals by sharing bits of personal stories and friendly advice in the areas of self-esteem, inspiration, career and development, relationships and travel.
One year later, I can honestly say that this journey has started changing my life.
And not because I became extremely popular or successful, but because I began making conscious effort to walk my talk – to face life challenges and handle them from a point of higher understanding and wisdom, as I advise my readers.
If you’re about to start a business, a new career path or you’re just considering a change, here are a few tips I learnt from this first year in the online industry:
A few weeks back I attended a 2-day Coaching Training in Oxford. I was keeping an eye on the dates for months and finally decided to go to London so I could attend as I knew it would be of a great value for me. All of a sudden a date for Oxford came up and I put it in my diary.
My idea for going there was to get a better understanding for what coaching really was and to obtain some basic coaching knowledge and skills, which I could develop and use in my personal development and career.
Little did I know what struck me the most was the enormous motivational energy of a group of like-minded people.
It was a November afternoon when me and two of my friends from work went for a lunch to a Lebanese restaurant in Oxford. After the sumptuous meals, which reminded me of our Bulgarian dishes, we headed back to the city centre.
On our way back, we noticed a small bookshop for donated books called “The Last Bookshop”.
Both me and my friends felt the urge to dive in between the bookshelves and pick a good and affordable book. I got two books and if we were about to stay any longer, I would have left with a few more. One of them was called “Writing as a Way of Healing”. I didn’t spend much time contemplating if I should buy it or not, I felt so attracted by the title as it resonated with something within me.
A few months passed while I was too busy working, giving start to my dream website,
I want to share with you why I decided to start this blog as it means a lot to me. I’ve always had this writing desire in myself and through the years it urged me to do various things so to reveal it.
I’ve been an avid and voracious reader since I was a child.
Nobody ever taught me or motivated me to like reading, I just did, I guess I have it in my genes. I still remember the day when they brought our class from school to the public library in my hometown. I was astonished, I felt this was a really special place for me, like a gate opened in front of my eyes. This day is so vivid and colourful in my mind today as if it was yesterday.
I guess this is how we remember days which have affected us profoundly.
Don’t get startled! That’s not another boring To Do List or a lecture how you should get all your life sorted in one year and live happily ever after 🙂
I want to share my experience with making a list with my goals and why
I did my first one only in the beginning of 2016
In my perspective, there is an intangible balance between two forces in our world: