Posts Tagged ‘success’

Is Your Inner Critic Working Overtime? Send Her On Holiday and Re-Write Your Style Story!

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

You know how all those reality TV shows tell women they can change their life by just changing their look? Well, to some degree that’s true. But the REAL change has to start from the inside.

Most of us create a “style story” when we’re very young. We listen to the people in our lives that we admire and try to emulate.  Often what we hear isn’t always positive. We internalize the negative comments and experiences, and sometimes hold on to them well into our adult lives. They come back to us over and over again in that little voice — your inner critic — who tells you you’re not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, thin enough … you get the picture.  It’s sad but true that we are usually our harshest critic!  We berate ourselves about any number of things. We speak to ourselves in ways we wouldn’t dream of speaking to anyone else — least of all our best friend.

We are all born with unique gifts and talents. As women, we often fall into the trap of thinking we should be able to do it all on our own. But sometimes we need a little help in specific areas of our lives.  And after years of trying to be and do everything, we’re forced to realize we just can’t — we manifest health issues, depression, exhaustion, and relationship woes. Try as we might to resist, we finally learn to ask for that help.

Let me help you today, by giving you permission to let go of that old (and untrue) style story right now.  It’s time to stand up for yourself and make a decision to create a personal image that you love, which makes you proud to be who you are. Here’s a big secret: You are the one who decides how others see and perceive you. You are the one in control of your own life and experiences. So take a stand and tell your inner critic to take a holiday, you’re in charge now and the new story starts today.

Your appearance matters.

Your image is an outward reflection of your confidence and self-esteem. When you walk into a room standing tall, with a sense of purpose and look people in the eye with a smile, you radiate confidence.  If you’re feeling unsure of yourself and your self-confidence and self-esteem are low, that will show up in your outward appearance too.  Which do you choose? Having a positive self-image is where it all begins. Believe in yourself and who you are. To really live authentically, get to know your unique qualities and gain clarity around who you are.  Once you feel confident in who you are, it is so much easier to accentuate those qualities in a positive way so you can come from a place of authenticity. Isn’t it time to set yourself up for success?

Believe in YOU!

Every woman wants to feel modern, fashionable and creative. But I have never met a woman who felt any of those things without first being comfortable in her self. So instead of trying to copy someone else’s style, why not tap into your own?  Let go of the old story and embrace who you are today.  Allow your image to catch up to the truly amazing woman that you are right now — not after you color your hair, not after you lose ten pounds, not after whatever. You are perfect just as you are.  Believe in yourself and set your intentions. Set realistic expectations and allow your brilliance to shine!

“Spotlight on Style” Radio Show: Clear Your Energy & Electrify Your Business

Friday, November 12th, 2010

“Spotlight on Style” radio show on Diva Toolbox Radio
Tuesday, November 16th — 10:00 am Eastern

Join me and my special guest, Amethyst Wyldfyre for Clear Your Energy & Electrify Your Business”

  • Understand your energy and how it influences your personal and professional success
  • Discover how to shed what doesn’t serve you in so you can serve yourself and your clients
  • Learn how to know when to act and when to be still so you can conserve energy and utilize it
    more effectively
  • Explore ways to set boundaries and say “No” fearlessly so you can free yourself to pursue your
    highest good
  • Learn how to tap into your own personal energy by paying attention to your own natural
    rhythms and cycles


Amethyst Wyldfyre – The Energy Mastery Coach – is a Multidimensional Visionary Healer, Speaker, Performer, Author, Teacher and Artist. She specializes in serving highly influential transformational coach/trainers, speakers, performers, artists and alternative healers to LEAP fearlessly into their highest level of service to the planet. She is the originator of the CORE PATH Intensive a powerful Energy Journey program for Evolving Entrepreneurs which creates a crucible of transformation for her clients within which they achieve greater clarity, cultivate greater openness to Source, reveal hidden gifts and talents, and energize to implement their own mission and purpose in the world. Ms. Wyldfyre is an Initiated Shamaness in the Inka Tradition, a Crystalline Ascension Crystal Healer (another of her programs), a naturally ordained Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Therapist, and a published author of
several books. In 2008 Ms. Wyldfyre was selected by NH Magazine as one of their Renaissance Women and in 2009 her CD – Divine Union – A Crystal Singing Bowl Healing Journey was a COVR AWARD Winning Finalist in the Inner Space/Meditational/Healing Category at the International New Age Trade
Show in Denver.

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“Spotlight on Style” Radio Show: Your Space for Success with Stephanie McWilliams

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

“Spotlight on Style” radio show on Diva Toolbox Radio
Tuesday, July 20th — 10:00 am Eastern

Join me and my special guest, Stephanie McWilliams for “Your Space for Success — 3 Mistakes Smart Women Make That Can Sabotage Their Confidence, Creativity and Cash Flow.”

Discover the hidden ways your space may be holding YOU back from the success that you desire. Far too often smart, savvy women get stuck in success-ruts and life-limitations simply because of the unconscious baggage locked within their own homes and offices, only to spin their success-wheels for years, or even decades. But after diagnosing your specific “Design Dis-ease”, you can start transforming your environment to one of productivity, passion…and best of all, profits!

In this call you’ll learn:

• 3 savvy strategies for increased focus, flow and finances

• Why it’s easiest to heal your business from the outside IN!

• How to use your “Executive Eyes” to spot hidden potential within your environment, and shift it toward your own success

• How to diagnose symptoms of “Design P.M.S.” so you can begin turning your weaknesses into wealth

• The #1 quickest, easiest, cheapest way to tip the Success Scales in your favor


Known as the “Design Doctor”, Stephanie McWilliams is known best for her work as the sassy, down-to-earth, red-headed host of HGTV’s Fun Shui. She is not only a Feng Shui Designer, but also a Women’s Empowerment Coach, Board-Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Intuitive and Medium, with over 20 years of personal experience in the design & spiritual healing arenas. She has appeared on Martha Stewart Morning Living, Good Morning America NOW, People Magazine, Women’s World Magazine, and CBS News, just to name a few. She is the author of “Change Your Space, Change Your Life – The Ulitmate Room by Room Home Success System”, as well as the founder of “Your Space For Success” — a company focused on inspiring professional women so they can get unstuck and become unstoppable. Stephanie champions women to step into their passions, power and purpose in big, bold, beautiful ways as she helps them design their inner AND outer environments for success.

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Spotlight Secret – Tip #5: Is Your Closet Sabotaging Your Success?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Your closet should be one of the most valued spaces in your home. After all, it houses all the garments that make you look and feel fabulous! Watch as Laurie shares some valuable tips for keeping your closet organized and functional.

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