$470 – farfetch.com
$5,340 – net-a-porter.com
$73 – pret-a-beaute.com
$15 – chocolatetradingco.com
It was love at first sight!!!
When I saw this pair of Sam Edelman in the press, I knew they were mine, and now they are!!
Shoes are a girl’s best friend!
Are you being selfish?
What inspired me to write this blog today is a networking event I went to yesterday with my business partner Sandra.
As I was talking to another woman there, I realised that all the people get into entrepreneurship to do something they intrinsically love and are good at. These two facts are very important: you can be very good at something and not like it. You can be good at something and realise that it is not what you want to be or do.
So, I am asking you today: Are you being selfish? We do not like this word, usually, we get upset when someone tell us we are selfish but keep on reading please!
I believe each and every one of us is like a treasure chest and we have been gifted with an amazing treasure that needs to be shared with the rest of the world. (This is an extract from our Dress for Success workshop). Oh yes, I said shared. You see, your gift and talent are not for you alone! You are a vessel, you carry something that has been deposited into you for a greater purpose. You are part of a bigger plan, a universal plan!
I am a big fan of Michael Jackson and will always be, bless his soul! And I always ask myself what if he never sang, what if he never used that amazing gift God blessed him with? Oh how I am glad he did, and I am not the only one!
You see, your gifts and talents are your purposes, your reasons for being here at this very moment. For some of us, it is crystal clear but for others like me, it took 20+ years to find out… lol But the most important is to know that you have a purpose and ask God or whatever you believe in what it is.
Now, why am I asking you if you are being selfish?
Do you cook fried chicken better that KFC? Do you have an amazing voice but lack the courage to sing out loud? Are you good at poetry? Is you hand a magic wand, you paint every day but keep everything in your cellar? Do you cook Colombo like nobody else on earth but cook only for your family? What is it that you do like nobody else? Because you know that nobody can do it the way you do it? Right?
You see, your poetry could soothe your neighbours pain, your project could save lives, your invention could change our world for the better, your song could save someone from suicide, I could go on and on….So are you holding up your gift? I know you are not selfish, take Courage, step out of fear and embrace your blessing so you can be a blessing to others.
Let me tell you that you are not alone, I am going to paraphrase this and I do not remember who said this but “if you knew who was walking beside you at all times, you would never be afraid”.
Be a living inspiration and live in the moment
Style Coach at Unique Image London
From your DNA to you fingerprint,
From your hair type to the shade of your eye color,
From the richness of your skin texture to the depth of your skin tone,
You are Unique!
From the sound of you voice, to the sound of your joy and sadness, you are Unique!
From the way you carry yourself to the way you carry a baby, you are Unique!
From the way you tie your laces to the way you tie your tie , you are Unique!
From the way you say “Hello” to the way you say ” I love you”, you are Unique!
From the way you wrap your arms around a loved one to the way you wrap a soft scarf around your neck, you are Unique!
From the way you walk to the way you dance, you are Unique!
From the way you laugh to the way you cry, you are Unique!
You are Unique in so many ways!
Isn’t it amazing that you have been created in the likeness of God, however you are very Unique in your likeness?
My humble take on this: however Unique we are, we are moved and compelled by the same feelings of Love, Joy, sorrow, sadness, compassion and we are ALL after the most wanted thing on Earth: “Hapiness”!
Embrace, cultivate, cherish, nurture your Uniqueness but remember that deep inside, we are all the same!
Remember you are Unique, just like everyone else”
Be a living inspiration and live in the present,
Style Coach @ Unique Image London
It was about 8 months ago in 2011, When Paris from Kaleidoscope ( a recruitment agency) put me to the challenge and asked me if I could put together a workshop for some of her candidates aged between 18-24 years old.
It was something totally out of my comfort zone as I was only used to 1 to 1 consultations, but I was definitely up to the challenge. And as The bible states I could do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). And I can testify today that the vision came to pass.
I joined partnership with my business partner Genevieve at the beginning of 2012 she had just completed her diploma with a distinction in Style Coaching.
Well that day finally arrived on the 15th August 2012 we did our first workshop, this was not going to be any ordinary workshop. We incorporated the word of God through scriptures, lives were going to be transformed and seeds sown for the establishment of God’s Kingdom.
All 15 students arrived prompt on time for the workshop, we were so excited!!!
The workshop title was Dress your way for Success. Just as we were about to start there was some technical issues with the presentation on the overhead projector, all I could think of was Lord help us this is not happening!!!
Genevieve had to go back home to sort out another computer to work on the over head projector so I was left with all the students to start the workshop. I didn’t panic I just said Holy Spirit you take total control and started the workshop.
First I introduced our business and told the candidates our mission statement “styling people from the inside out”. I told them my testimony on the all the challenges I faced in the fashion industry but despite all the challenges I faced it didn’t stop my passion and my dream. That kind of broke the ice when they heard what I had been through, they started to feel comfortable.
I got each candidate to put their name badge and introduce them self, talk about what work or industry they wanted to work in and the challenges they were facing.
With all 15 candidates I was able to encourage them and the Holy Spirit helped me to be able make the negative challenges they were facing into positive ones and gave them alternatives on how to deal with the situation. I was so into the workshop that I didn’t even see all the 15 missed calls from Genevieve. It’s funny how the programme had changed but all things worked together in our favour. (The candidates did not even notice any disruption to the programme.)
Then Genevieve arrived back by 10.30am and we got the overhead projector working with the presentation.
We covered the following point in the presentation:
We did various roll plays and gave handouts on how to prepare a CV and coving letter, a SWOT analysis, so the candidates could fill this out and we could advise them on the different areas they were struggling with.
Once we had finished presenting the workshop we chose some candidates to do a role play for an interview from all the things they had been taught. We chose the best 2 candidates who were confident in the interview and they won Zara vouchers. The ones that were not successful in the interview we gave positive feedback in the areas they did well also constructive criticism on how they could improve going forward.
All in the entire workshop went really well, for saying it was our first ever workshop the candidates thought we had been doing it for years…lol.
The general feedback from the candidates was so overwhelming they said we were an inspiration (through my past, I never thought I could be an inspiration to anyone but God has made it possible through my future) and they suggested the we do the workshop for 6th formers at schools and colleges as people would be able to relate to us just because of our testimonies. They said they normally get people who do presentations in their school who have not been through anything so students could not relate to them.
A few of the candidates have now requested personal one to one sessions with us and one candidate said he was going to get 5 of his friends to come to the next workshop.
I got to say when the candidates said that it brought tears to our eyes! Our first ever workshop went well. To God be the glory! The student were inspired!
We have got another workshop lined up for the 12th of October and we pray that the audience will be as receptive as our first lot of candidates.
Through God’s grace more workshops will follow! Woop woop!
Be a living inspiration and live in the present,
Oh, by the way, we provide: Personal Styling, Personal shopping, Wardrobe Consultations, Colour Analysis, Personal Coaching (we will brake self sabotage cycles and limited beliefs so you can breakthrough), Corporate Workshops and so much more…
Feel free to contact Sandra on + 44 (0)7956996852 or @ email@example.com / Genevieve on + 44 (0)757834284 or @ firstname.lastname@example.org