Carrie Arquitt gave her husband, Dr. George Arquitt, a
special Christmas gift.
She gifted him a day of shopping with me and then
enthusiastically added herself to the agenda for their
trip from Springfield, Missouri. It was a fabulous
two days of fun and discovery as we achieved their goals
of looking and feeling fabulous. Dr. Carrie had
heard me speak at a dental conference on the subject of
Image and the impact it has in our careers. It was the
gift that kept on giving as they went back to their busy
lives and beautiful family. Dr. Carrie then later
used my services for advice on the wording in her
marketing materials and the best visuals to use.
Our image /brand is multifaceted.
If I have learned
anything over the years, it would be that EVERYONE HAS
TOUGH TIMES, and
that the most difficult place to be at these times is in
our own head - or mentally stuck. Feeling like you are
always going to be in the same position facing the same
challenges can be debilitating. My mantra during those
times has always been, "This too shall pass, this too
shall pass" and so it does. What helps is focusing on
something else and taking any possible step forward to
get out of being "stuck." Small steps...tiny movements
forward...they all count and they all help you mentally
get out of the funk that comes with tough times. The
younger you are the bigger the crisis seems, and the
longer you think it will last, because you don't have
many similar situations to draw from. With time comes
wisdom ...or at least that's our goal,
& Our Image
There is a proven
correlation between our fitness and other's perception
of our success.
Many of you know that I am a
Crossfit fan and go to Crossfit myself when I am not
traveling. Crossfit is certainly not a good fit for
everyone...not because of age or injuries - both of
which I have in spades, but it's not a good fit based on
other factors. It's not a good fit if you want to talk
during class ☺ or pick and choose what
your workout will be. I find it's not a good fit if you
are super competitive and won't scale your workouts.
It's also not a good fit if you don't like lots of noise
and music. What is a good fit for you, and all of us,
is some kind of plan to move. Many times I am so sore,
or in a funk from travel, that I don't want to go but I
tell myself to just show up and finish. Celebrate what
you can do and be good to your self today and every
Short Boots --
Who Can Wear Them?
looks good in short boots?
- Well, not me! As much as I like them and I like how
they look on other people, they do not flatter my legs
or torso. Who does look good in the cute short boot...
women with slim, long legs. Those of us with short or
average length legs or large calves will only manage to
chop off the length of our legs when we wear these short
boots with dresses. Helping the cause is wearing tights
the same color as the boot to give the illusion of a
monochromatic color. You can wear short boots with
either calf length dresses or pants with better results.
I know.....NO FAIR. ☺
learned this lesson I am afraid, the hard way. But
because the lesson has been so painful and expensive, I
am less likely to make the same mistake again. I wear
boots, but they are the tall ones. How about you?
I had the pleasure of spending
6 hours with a young man in the prime of his career who
was interested in personal growth.
For example, knowing when and how to open a door for
someone else, in either a social or professional
situation, is an excellent skill in which to become
comfortable. Key in mastering the art of opening
another's door is to anticipate the need to do so. Pay
attention and look to see which door you should be
opening. If there are two doors in the entrance to the
building, then smoothly walk in back of and to the side
of the person you will be opening the door for and
continue to keep the door open for your companion or
group to enter. In general, when with a group, it's the
man who reaches the door first that is most likely to
open the door for others. On a date, you'll make
someone feel special when you offer this gesture with
comfort and ease.
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an Executive Coaching session with
A lobster, as we know, has a hard shell and a soft
body. The lobster doesn't start with the large adult
shell we see here, but instead its body grows and the
shell becomes confining and uncomfortable. The Praying
Mantis goes through the same metamorphosis. We can
choose every day to stretch ourselves, to try something
new or face something we want to change about our self
and then do it. Without the uncomfortable piece of
self-reflection and observation, we risk staying
stagnant and possibly envying the great results of
others. Be good to yourself and give yourself
permission to be in that uncomfortable place of growth.
It's okay, and in fact, it's necessary.
to view Rabbi Dr. Abraham
Twerski's video "Times of Stress Are Signals For
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what Mindy Altermatt is saying about her experience at
Janice's Image Workshop:
a nurturing woman, mother, wife, and servant leader it's
second nature for me to put others first.
so that to think of something as simple as investing in
me and my professional image felt selfish. Until I met
when the student is ready the teacher appears. Janice
was my teacher. When she extended the invitation to
attend her image workshop I expected make up tips,
wardrobe ideas, and hairstyle advice. What I received
was so much more.The biggest
impact the workshop had on me centered on four words:
... because I am worthy. I
will buy a new brown belt... because I am
worthy.I will add more color to my
wardrobe... because I am
worthy.I will clean out my
closet... because I am
worthy.I will (insert everything I
said I'd do)... because I am
not have been listed among the learning objectives of
her workshop, but as far as I'm concerned it should have
been. I no longer consider it selfish to put myself and
my professional image first. I was and continue to be
worthy of any investment in my professional growth.
If you're trying
to decide whether or not to invest in Janice's workshop
take it from me. Do it. You are worthy and she's a
remarkable teacher and guide."