Practice Self-Love

Hey you! Did you know that you are very special? There is no other person in this world like you. You deserve to be loved not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life — YOU. Practicing self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially in times when we face serious challenges. It’s not about being self-absorbed or narcissistic, it’s about getting in touch with ourselves, our well-being and our happiness. We practice self-love so we can push through our limiting beliefs and live a life that truly shines.

So do yourself a favor, take a deep breath, give yourself a little hug and start practicing the following:

  1. Start each day by telling yourself something really positive. How well you handled a situation, how lovely you look today. Anything that will make you smile.
  2. Fill your body with food and drink that nourishes it and makes it thrive.
  3. Move that gorgeous body of yours every single day and learn to love the skin you’re in. You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.
  4. Don’t believe everything you think. There is an inner critic inside of us trying to keep us small and safe. The downside is this also stops us from living a full life.
  5. Surround yourself with people who love and encourage you. Let them remind you just how amazing you are.
  6. Stop the comparisons. There is no one on this planet like you, so you cannot fairly compare yourself to someone else. The only person you should compare yourself to is you.
  7. End all toxic relationships. Seriously. Anyone who makes you feel anything less than amazing doesn’t deserve to be a part of your life.
  8. Celebrate your wins no matter how big or small. Pat yourself on the back and be proud of what you have achieved.
  9. Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. It’s incredible the feeling we get when we realize we have achieved something we didn’t know or think we could do before.
  10. Embrace and love the things that make you different. This is what makes you special.
  11. Realize that beauty cannot be defined. It is what you see it as. Don’t let any of those Photo-shopped magazines make you feel like your body isn’t perfect. Even those models don’t look like that in real life.
  12. Take time out to calm your mind every day. Breathe in and out, clear your mind of your thoughts and just be.
  13. Follow your passion. You know that thing that gets you so excited but scares you at the same time. The thing you really want to do but have convinced yourself it won’t work. You should go do that!
  14. Be patient but persistent. Self-love is ever evolving. It’s something that needs to be practiced daily but can take a lifetime to master. So be kind and support yourself through the hard times.
  15. Be mindful of what you think, feel and want. Live your life in ways that truly reflect this.
  16. Treat others with love and respect. It makes us feel better about ourselves when we treat others the way we hope to be treated. That doesn’t mean everybody will always repay the favor, but that’s their problem not yours.
  17. Find something to be grateful for every day. It’s inevitable that you are going to have your down days. This is fine and very human of you. It’s especially important on these days to find at least one thing you are grateful for as it helps to shift your mind and energy around what’s going on.
  18. Reach out to family, friends, healers, whomever you need to help you through the tough times. You are not expected to go through them alone.
  19. Learn to say NO! Saying no sometimes doesn’t make you a bad person, it makes you a smart person.
  20. Forgive yourself. You know that thing you did one time (or maybe a few times) that made you feel bad, embarrassed, ashamed? It’s time to let that go. You can’t change the things you have done in the past but you can control your future. Look at it as a learning experience and believe in your ability to change.
  21. Write it down. Head swimming with so many thoughts it’s giving you a headache? Write them all down on a piece of paper, no matter how crazy, mean, sad, or terrifying they are. Keep it in a journal, tear it up, burn it, whatever you need to do to let it go.
  22. Turn off and inwards. Grab a cup of your favorite tea, coffee, wine, whatever your choice of drink, and sit down for a few minutes on your own. No TV or distractions, just you. Think about the wonderful things that are happening in your life right now, what your big dreams are and how you can make them happen.
  23. Give up the need for approval from others. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” — Dita Von Teese
  24. Be realistic. There is no person on this earth that is happy every single moment of every single day. You know why? Because we are all human. We make mistakes, we feel emotions (good and bad) and this is OK. Allow yourself to be human.
  25. Get creative and express yourself in whatever way you like. Painting, writing, sculpting, building, music, whatever takes your fancy, and make sure you leave your inner critic at the door. There are no right ways to be creative.
  26. Let go of past trauma and wounds. This can be a really tough one and it may be one of those times you need to turn to others for support. The truth is though, when we let go of things that have happened to us it’s almost like a weight is lifted off our shoulders. We don’t have to carry that around with us anymore. We deserve better.
  27. Find your happy place. Where’s the one place you feel totally at ease, calm, happy, positive, high on life? Go to that place when you are going through hard times, or imagine yourself being there. Think about how it feels, what it smells like, what it looks like.
  28. The next time you are feeling happy and on top of the world make a list of your best qualities and accomplishments. It may sound a little corny, but it can be a wonderful reminder when you are having a day that’s less than amazing.
  29. Get in touch with your inner dialogue. If it’s anything less than loving, encouraging and supportive, it’s time to make a change. You deserve to be spoken to in the same way you would speak to your best friend, sister, brother, daughter, or son.
  30. Have fun! Get out there and do the things that light your fire. Enjoy them, enjoy being you and enjoy your incredible life.

 

“Life is hard at times. But when I overcome more challenges, I become much stronger then. So I’m going to embrace them.”

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Introducing (Magaretz Magik – Natural & Organic Hair Care )

Ingredient Commitment

All Natural Product line that aid in the natural process of Hair Growth,Body Restoration & Life Wellness..Earths delicate Creations. Everything is handmade with love from Natures garden. Sea Salts, Hydrating Waters, Mother Nature Oils, Earth Butters, Herbal Teas & Tinctures, Fruit & Sugar Scrubs, Lip Balms and so much more.

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  Margaretz Magik

Organic essential oils are a specialty here at Margaretz Magik, we continue to stock more and more organic hair & skin products, until we open for business. Currently we offering our clients (free samples).  Dec 15, 2016 we will be open to the public – online selling at wholesale pricing. Our oils and natural ingredients are high quality, certified organic oils, and tested and used before put on the market to sell, we will keep adding more organic homemade hair & skin care to our stocks. The quality of the organically hair, and skin has grown tremendously with growing hair, acne issues, dark spots, weight loss, uneven skin tone, hair breakage, and thin edges. Our natural hair & skin line will tackle those areas to help our women, men and children feel and look marvelous with using natural products including fruits. We are studying more on how to help people with hair & skin, because essential oils is on the rise as the new distilleries become more experience in the art and science of distilling essential oils.

We chose flora’s to represent (Margaretz Magik Natural Hair & Skin)

a plant of the figwort family, bearing spikes of brightly colored two-lobed flowers that gape like a mouth when a bee lands on the curved lip.

Because of this the lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively; the ancient Egyptians scholars observed that in the night-time the lotus closed its flowers and sank into the water, and came up with a different association with the flower related to rebirth and the Sun; in actual fact the Lotus slowly emerges from a pond over a three day period and then blooms in the morning until mid-afternoon.

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Beauty from within is a an emerging market in North America.
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About Omojo: Omojo is a global leader for marine bio-nutraceutical product development, with U.S. headquarters in Burlington, WA. Their name, Omojo, derives from the magic of ocean biodiversity whose mysteries and resources hold infinite promise for promoting human health and well-being.

As a company they are intensely passionate about quality. From growing healthy, chemical-free food to feed their fish to running their own seafood processing and nutraceutical operations, they control quality from end to end, ensuring 100% traceability — and 100% accountability.

Omojo’s promise is to bring men and women a wide range of products that promote pure beauty health. They want to inspire their customers to care for their skin — by caring for themselves overall.

Skin Secret

Detoxing your body with juices and clean eating is a common activity that many of us partake in towards the end of winter in high hopes of shedding the extra holiday weight. Some of us, however, forget that detoxing your skin is just as important. Thanks to products including the ingredient charcoal, ridding your skin of its impurities is a much easier and happier process than cleansing our bodies of toxins.

Basically, charcoal is your skin’s saving grace. Not only does it draw out any dirt and oil within the skin, but it also leaves your skin looking and feeling clear and radiant. Click through the slideshow above to check out a few of our favorite charcoal-filled products that leave our skin glowing from the inside out.

 

Garnier Clean + Shine Control Cleansing Gel for Oily Skin 5.0 fl oz

What Is Leadership?

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According to the idea of transformational leadership  , an effective leader is a person who does the following:

  1. Creates an inspiring vision of the future.
  2. Motivates and inspires people to engage with that vision.
  3. Manages delivery of the vision.
  4. Coaches and builds a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

Leadership brings together the skills needed to do these things. We’ll look at each element in more detail.

1. Creating an Inspiring Vision of the Future

In business, a vision is a realistic, convincing and attractive depiction of where you want to be in the future. Vision provides direction, sets priorities, and provides a marker, so that you can tell that you’ve achieved what you wanted to achieve.

To create a vision, leaders focus on an organization’s strengths by using tools such as Porter’s Five Forces  , PEST Analysis  , USP Analysis  , Core Competence Analysis   and SWOT Analysis   to analyze their current situation. They think about how their industry is likely to evolve, and how their competitors are likely to behave. They look at how they can innovate successfully  , and shape their businesses and their strategies to succeed in future marketplaces. And they test their visions with appropriate market research, and by assessing key risks using techniques such as Scenario Analysis  .

Therefore, leadership is proactive – problem solving, looking ahead, and not being satisfied with things as they are.

Once they have developed their visions, leaders must make them compelling and convincing. Acompelling vision   is one that people can see, feel, understand, andembrace. Effective leaders provide a rich picture of what the future will look like when their visions have been realized. They tell inspiring stories  , and explain their visions in ways that everyone can relate to.

Here, leadership combines the analytical side of vision creation with the passion of shared values, creating something really meaningful to the people being led.

2. Motivating and Inspiring People

A compelling vision provides the foundation for leadership. But it’s leaders’ ability to motivate and inspire people that helps them deliver that vision.

For example, when you start a new project, you will probably have lots of enthusiasm for it, so it’s often easy to win support for the project at the beginning. However, it can be difficult to find ways to keep your vision inspiring after the initial enthusiasm fades, especially if the team or organization needs to make significant changes in the way that they do things. Leaders recognize this, and they work hard throughout the project to connect their vision with people’s individual needs, goals, and aspirations.

One of the key ways they do this is through Expectancy Theory  . Effective leaders link together two different expectations:

  1. The expectation that hard work leads to good results.
  2. The expectation that good results lead to attractive rewards or incentives.

This motivates people to work hard to achieve success, because they expect to enjoy rewards – both intrinsic and extrinsic – as a result.

Other approaches include restating the vision in terms of the benefits it will bring to the team’s customers, and taking frequent opportunities to communicate the vision in an attractive and engaging way.

What’s particularly helpful here is where leaders have expert power  . People admire and believe in these leaders because they are expert in what they do. They have credibility, and they’ve earned the right to ask people to listen to them and follow them. This makes it much easier for these leaders to motivate and inspire the people they lead.

Leaders can also motivate and influence people through their natural charisma and appeal, and through other sources of power  , such as the power to pay bonuses or assign tasks to people. However, good leaders don’t rely too much on these types of power to motivate and inspire others.

3. Managing Delivery of the Vision

This is the area of leadership that relates to management  . According to theHersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership Model  , there is a time to tell, a time to sell, a time to participate, and a time to delegate. Knowing which approach you need to use, and when you need it, is key to effective leadership.

Leaders must ensure that the work needed to deliver the vision is properly managed – either by themselves, or by a dedicated manager or team of managers to whom the leader delegates this responsibility – and they need to ensure that their vision is delivered successfully.

To do this, team members need performance goals that are linked to the team’s overall vision. Our article on Performance Management and KPIs   (Key Performance Indicators) explains one way of doing this, and our Project Management section explains another. And, for day-to-day management of delivering the vision, the Management By Wandering Around   (MBWA) approach helps to ensure that what should happen, really happens.

Leaders also need to make sure they manage change   effectively. This helps to ensure that the changes needed to deliver the vision are implemented smoothly and thoroughly, with the support and backing of the people affected.

4. Coaching and Building a Team to Achieve the Vision

Individual and team development are important activities carried out by transformational leaders. To develop a team, leaders must first understand team dynamics. Several well-established and popular models describe this, such asBelbin’s Team Roles   approach, and Bruce Tuckman’sForming, Storming, Norming, and Performing theory  .

A leader will then ensure that team members have the necessary skills and abilities to do their job and achieve the vision. They do this by giving and receiving
feedback
  regularly, and by training and coaching   people to improve individual and team performance.

Leadership also includes looking for leadership potential   in others. By developing leadership skills within your team, you create an environment where you can continue success in the long term. And that’s a true measure of great leadership.

Note:

The words “leader” and “leadership” are often used incorrectly to describe people who are actually managing. These individuals may be highly skilled, good at their jobs, and valuable to their organizations – but that just makes them excellent managers, not leaders.

So, be careful how you use the terms, and don’t assume that people with “leader” in their job titles, people who describe themselves as “leaders,” or even groups called “leadership teams,” are actually creating and delivering transformational change.

A particular danger in these situations is that people or organizations that are being managed by such an individual or group think they’re being led; but they’re not. There may actually be no leadership at all, with no one setting a vision and no one being inspired. This can cause serious problems in the long term.

Key Points

Leadership can be hard to define and it means different things to different people.

In the transformational leadership model, leaders set direction and help themselves and others to do the right thing to move forward. To do this they create an inspiring vision, and then motivate and inspire others to reach that vision. They also manage delivery of the vision, either directly or indirectly, and build and coach their teams to make them ever stronger.

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How To Listen Well

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Do you want to master the art of listening? If you tend to zone out when someone’s talking, or you notice that people don’t often choose you as a confidant, it’s time to start practicing this skill. Taking an active, engaged approach to listening will improve your relationships and enrich your experience of the world. If you want to learn how to listen with undivided attention and respond in a way that keeps people talking, keep reading.

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Remove distractions. The first thing you should do when someone starts talking is to put away anything that might distract you from his or her words. Turn off the television, close your laptop and put down anything else you are reading or doing. It’s very difficult to hear and understand what someone is saying when you are surrounded by other sounds or activities vying for your attention.

  • Whether the conversation you are having is over the phone or in person, it can help to move to a room that is free from distractions. Go to a place where you won’t be interrupted by other people.

Many people find it easier to have deep conversations outdoors, where there are fewer distracting screens and gadgets. Try going for a walk in the park or in your neighborhood.

Stay focused. When the other person speaks, focus on what they are saying. Don’t let your mind jump ahead to what you think you should say in reply. Watch the person’s face, eyes and body.What is the other person really trying to say?

  • Part of staying focused and really listening involves interpreting a person’s silences and noticing his or her body language, too. These nonverbal ways of communicating are just as important as words.

Be unselfconscious. Many find it hard to concentrate during conversations because they feel self conscious about how they appear to the other person. It may help to know that if someone is speaking their mind to you, it isn’t likely that they’re judging you at the same time. The speaker is grateful that you’re lending a listening ear. Part of being a good listener is having the ability to stop thinking about yourself during the conversation. If you’re busy thinking about your own insecurities or needs, you aren’t paying attention to what the other person is saying.

Be empathetic. Another key to listening is being able to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. If someone is confiding in you about his or her troubles, step outside yourself and imagine what it’s like to be him or her. True communication happens when people understand each other. Find common ground with the person who is speaking and do your best to see things from his or her point of view.

Become a better hearer. You’re probably heard it said that there’s a difference between hearing and listening. Hearing is a the physical act of sensing sounds, while listening is the ability to interpret those sounds as a way to understand the world and other people. The nuances in what you hear should inform the conclusions you make as a listener. For example, a person’s tone of voice can indicate whether he is she is joyful, depressed, angry or scared. Ultimately, honing your sense of hearing will make you a better listener.

  • Work on your sense of hearing by paying more attention to sounds. When was the last time you closed your eyes and let your sense of hearing take the wheel? Stop once in a while and just listen to your surroundings so you can better appreciate the knowledge that can be gained by hearing.

Listen to music more carefully. We are so used to having music in the background now that we don’t often make it the sole focus. Close your eyes and really listen to an entire song or album. Try to pick out individual sounds. If many elements are present, such as in symphonic music, try listening to a single instrument as it travels through the flow of the entire orchestra.

Lean forward a little. This simple body language indicates to the person speaking that you are interested in hearing more.[1] Your body should be facing the person who is talking, and your torso should be at a slight forward angle. The lean doesn’t have to be over pronounced to be effective.

Make eye contact, but not too much. Making eye contact during a conversation also indicates that the person to whom you’re listening has your undivided attention. Eye contact is a very important way to establish open lines of communication. However, you don’t want to sustain eye contact for a prolonged period of time, because that can make the person speaking feel uncomfortable.

  • Research shows that during one-on-one conversations, most people make 7-10 seconds of eye contact before looking away.

Nod in acknowledgement. Nodding your head is another effective way of showing people you’re talking to that you’re right their with them. You can nod in agreement or as a way of nudging the person to say more. Just make sure you nod during appropriate points in the conversation; if you nod when someone tells you something disagreeable, they may feel you aren’t really listening.

  • You can also encourage the person to keep going with short verbal comments, like “yes,” “I see,” or “uh huh.”

Don’t fidget or slouch. Make sure your body language conveys interest, not boredom. If you’re busy picking your nails, tapping your feet, crossing your arms or leaning your head on your hand, most people will end the conversation quickly so as not to bore you out of your mind. Sit up straight to show that you’re engaged in the conversation.

  • If you are disabled and need to fidget in order to listen, find discreet ways to do so, such as wiggling a foot or squeezing a stress ball with your hand resting on the table. If it’s not right in front of their face, they probably won’t mind. If your conversation partner mentions it, explain that this helps you listen, and ask them to continue.

Use appropriate facial expressions. Remember that listening is active, not passive. It’s important to react to people’s words – otherwise, they may as well be writing in their journals. Show you’re interested by smiling, laughing, frowning, shaking your head, an making other expressions and gestures that are right for the moment.

Don’t interrupt. It’s rude to interrupt someone while they’re talking, because it shows that you aren’t really listening – you’re too eager to make sure your own two cents are heard. If you tend to jump in with your opinion before the other person has finished speaking, make a point of quitting your habit of interrupting. Wait until a person has finished his or her thought before you speak.

  • If you do interrupt (everyone does it from time to time), it’s a good idea to apologize and ask the person to please continue what he or she was saying.

Ask questions. Keep other people talking by asking questions that indicate you’ve been listening and would like to know more. You can ask a simple leading question, like “What happened next?” Or something specific to the topic at hand. Chiming in with phrases like “I agree!” and “Me, too” can also help to move the conversation along.

  • You can repeat what someone is telling you as a way to clarify his or her point
  • It’s up to you to decide how personal your questions should be. If your questions are interpreted as crossing a line, the conversation will quickly shut down.
  • Don’t be critical. Be open to understanding the other person’s point of view, even if you’re discussing a subject upon which you disagree. Criticizing the person for saying something you found inadequate or silly is a sure way to keep the person from confiding in you again. A good listener stays as nonjudgmental as possible. If you have a counterargument, wait until the person is finished making his or her point before stating it.
  • Have an honest response. When it’s your turn to speak, respond honestly and openly – but always politely. Offer advice if the person requested it. If you want the relationship to grow, and you trust the person to whom you’re talking, be willing to share your own opinions and feelings in return. Contributing something of yourself to the conversation brings the act of listening full circle.

Tips on Speaking Professionally

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Your speaking style may be preventing you from being taken seriously, even to the point of preventing you from getting a job or advancing if you have one. If you wish to be accepted as a professional, you must possess professional speaking skills, whether you are talking to one person or a group. Fortunately, you can acquire those skills with practice.

Develop Variety in Your Style

  • If you speak with a monotone delivery, you will bore those who listen to you. Instead, vary your speaking speed, deliberately pausing occasionally and raising your voice to make a point. Be careful not to raise your voice at the end of a sentence unless you are asking a question. Raising your voice in this manner turns a statement into a question and gives the appearance that you are uncertain about what you are saying. If you end a statement by lowering your voice, you will command more authority.

Get Honest Feedback

  • As you practice your speaking skills, ask for feedback from people who will give you supportive criticism. Join Toastmasters International to get coaching and practice in polishing your speaking style. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to get up in front of a group, who will provide encouragement while helping you improve your delivery. Study how other people speak. Listen to leaders of your company and watch their delivery style. There are plenty online examples of great speakers to emulate, such as on YouTube.

    HOW TO BE PROFESSIONALLY

    Behaving professionally is an implicit, tacit trait that makes you look confident. You must also act appropriately for the circumstances. Behaving in a professional manner is a talent that can make your life a success.

Watch your personality. The first thing that a stranger sees in you is your outward personality (your first impression) but not just your good looks and charms. So always have a winning personality that everyone seeks for. Joining personality development programs is a good idea to develop your personality.

Don’t boast. Don’t go around telling everyone how you survived Antarctica barefoot or how you climbed the Mt. Everest without using oxygen cylinder. It’s good to boast a little with your close friends and family but not with everyone. They’ll just think that you’re a show-off. Let them talk about their achievements, so that you have equal right to then establish your status. You must not be a self-centered person, but let other people express their views, on ideas upon the meeting table.

Listen. Don’t talk about you and your life only. Let other tell you about themselves, and listen to them. It’s a very good and professional habit to show interest in what they’re saying. Never ignore them while they’re speaking either.

  • It is not a good idea to interrupt the person who is speaking because one may get irritated. Realize the input you would like to make, and find the right time to do so.
  • However, if you disturb the person that you’re listening to, while they’re speaking — hopefully, this person will want to keep the conversation interactive, but remember, don’t go off the topic when disturbing their presentation or point of view.

Dress up professionally. It simply means wear the clothes in which you are comfortable with. The dress should strictly match with your personality or else people are just going to laugh behind your back. If you are a nerd type of guy, don’t go around with a punk type dress.

  • It is also a very good idea to make your own signature style regarding dress. For example, Steve Jobs wore his turtle neck, Levis jeans and white shoes in each and every keynote and public appearances.

Have simple hair styles. Make your style professional looking, wearing deodorant, cologne, perfume, etc. Make sure that your appearance does not reflect immaturity.

Learn to behave professionally. Look directly in the eye of people who are talking to you; don’t make weird faces and don’t stare too much either, doing this to make the speaker think that you respect him but are not intimidated by him.

Do not get overexcited about a product. No matter how hyped the product is, getting overexcited just displays immaturity. If someone has a product that you’ve been waiting to buy, don’t beg them to give it to you a few moments sooner. Keep your calm and your excitement under control.

Talk less, but talk with sense. Don’t talk too much with people unless it’s about sharing valuable ideas with the other people. Be sure to talk with logical, good sense. People should think that you are talkative, but in a good way.

Talk formally. Remember, while you are talking less, with clear sense, be sure to talk formally as well. Speaking informally will leave a bad impression on other people, especially if you are just getting to know a person.

  • Remember not to have the “holier than thou” and the “know it all” attitude; it just puts people off.

Accessorize yourself with some of the latest gadgets in the world. You must be updated with the latest world of fashion and technology and learn to walk with the modern times. Always accessorize yourself professionally.

Don’t ignore others. If someone asks for a necessary help, then please help them, but if a person shows up with a task which he/she can easily do but is too lazy to do it, then advise the person to “Do it for yourself.”

Be good at what you do. If you have several skills or talents, be best at it and never ever try to imitate others. You must always have a great deal of competence so that others will likely notice your professionalism.

Be respectful to others. Be it rich or poor, a CEO or regular staff, your grandpa or the garbage collector, you must respect everybody that you encounter. You must respect all jobs and talk to everybody with equal respect. Slowly, when people start noticing this trait, you’ll be respected.

Learn to keep a promise. If you’ve ever given a promise to somebody, then make sure you keep it. Doing this will make the person think that you are reliable and honest, a trait which will boost your professionalism.

Try to be punctual, not too nonchalant. Time should mean a lot to you. Always be on time for meetings, whether it is with your friends or your clients. Your punctuality will be remembered by other people, as being late drastically lowers the respect that other people have for you.

Don’t be overconfident. Do not show a grin, snarl or grimace. If some work or project is given to you, then don’t grin, or seem overly proud; just put your head up with a very slight smile (or anything else that makes people realize that you are okay with the work and the responsibility). You can also show this confidence at home, work or even on a date.

Pull out evidence when talking. Bring out factual information–citing a quote, offering, bringing forward evidence or support–for your issues. It will influence the person to whom you are telling a quote. But these examples must be related to what you all are talking about. Not trying to do so, will just make you appear to be uninterested in the conversation.

Don’t get overly emotional, proud, hurt or angry. Even it’s a funeral, or your friend’s Nobel acceptance speech, keep things simple and go for a firm handshake to congratulate each. Stay silent at funerals with no obvious tears in the eye; otherwise people may think that you are way too emotional to act professionally in all circumstances.

Tips

  • You can try to rehearse your professionalism, with simple style and a kind of formality everyday such as in front of the mirror (in the beginning phase).
  • Maybe you’ll be discouraged at the beginning but don’t give up’.’
  • You may become shy at first to act professional. But, as time passes by you’ll get used to it.
  • When you’ve made a promise to others and have a hard time to keep up the word, just offer some alternatives or other stuff to the specific person.
  • While behaving professionally, you must not often laugh or grin. Smile rarely, and that would make you seem serious upon your own life and to be seemingly to have no time to waste on silly jokes.

How To Dress For Interviews

DRESSING FOR INTERVIEWS

Before you speak out to the interviewer, you have already made an impression based on your appearance. The tips given here are commonly accepted as appropriate for interviewing. Every company has a different dress code; how you dress at the job may have very little to do with how you dress for an interview. Most people doesn’t know how to dress for success.

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Men 

  • Dress in a professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying. In almost all cases, this means wearing a suit. It is rarely appropriate to “dress down” for an interview, regardless of company dress code policy. When in doubt, go conservative.
  • You should wear a suit to interviews. “Suit” means the works: a matching jacket and pants, dress shirt, tie, coordinating socks and dress shoes. A dark-colored suit with light colored shirt is your best option.
  • Your suit should be comfortable and fit you well so that you look and act your best. There is a difference between not yet feeling at ease in a suit and trying to fit into the same suit you wore to your sister’s wedding when you were 15. (In the latter case, it’s time to invest in a new suit!)
  • Avoid loud colors and flashy ties.
  • Clothing should be neat, clean, and pressed. If you don’t have an iron, either buy one or be prepared to visit the dry-cleaner’s often. Shower or bathe the morning of the interview. Wear deodorant. Don’t wear cologne or aftershave. You don’t want to smell overpowering or worse, cause an allergic reaction.
  • Make sure you have fresh breath. Brush your teeth before you leave for the interview, and don’t eat before the interview. Don’t smoke right before an interview.
  • Your hair should be neat, clean, and conservative.

While it may be appropriate to dress more casually for a second interview, you must still dress professionally. It’s much better to be too dressed up than too casual. A good rule of thumb is to dress like your boss. Shoes should be well-polished and in good condition, not scuffed or run-down at the heels. They should also match your belt. You will get a great deal of use out of a good-quality pair of dress shoes in a traditional style. Ask the salesperson at the shoe store for advice. Be sure to shave the morning of the interview, even if you don’t ordinarily shave every day. If you have a full beard or moustache it should be trimmed and neat-looking.This may sound like a lot of rules, but these are the generally acceptable guidelines you should follow when deciding what to wear to an interview. Dressing professionally shows respect for yourself, the interviewer, and the company. You may not have to dress like this every day, but you are more likely to be taken seriously when you present yourself in a professional manner and take the time to attend to details.

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Women

  • Generally, you should wear a suit with a skirt or pants.  When in doubt, be more conservative.
  • Your suit should be comfortable and fit you well; if your waistband is cutting you in half or your jacket is too tight, you won’t look or act your best. Some stores offer free alterations when you purchase a suit, or you may want to find a tailor to adjust a suit you already own.
  • Interview suits should be simple and dark in color. Anything tight, bright, short, or sheer should absolutely be avoided. (Interviewers have been known to complain about the length of interviewees’ skirts; if you have any doubts, it’s probably too short.) Knee-length skirts are suggested. Very long skirts, while modest, are also considered too trendy for an interview.
  • Wear a conservative blouse with your suit. Do not wear bright colors, animal prints, or anything lacy, sheer, or low-cut.
  • Make-up and nail polish should be understated and flattering; shades that are neutral to your skin tone are generally advisable. Avoid bright or unusual colors or very long nails, but make sure your lips pop-maybe a “red lipstick” is great.
  • Keep your jewelry and hair accessories to a minimum, and stick to those that are not flashy, distracting, or shiny. One ring per hand is best.
  • Shoes should be conservative and fairly low-heeled. They should be in reasonably good condition, not scuffed or run-down at the heels. Don’t wear shoes with an open toe or back; any shoes you would wear on a date or to a club are probably inappropriate. A basic pump is flattering, versatile, and will stay in style forever (once you own pumps, you can spend the rest of your money on fun shoes). The salesperson in the shoe store can steer you in the right direction.
  • Your hose should be neutral (matched to your skin tone). Make sure the heels are not dyed black from your shoes and that there are no snags or runs. Only use the nail polish trick in an emergency; you may want to carry an extra pair of hose with you instead.
  • Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying. In almost all cases, this means wearing a suit. It is rarely appropriate to “dress down” for an interview, regardless of company dress code policy. When in doubt, go conservative (is this starting to sound familiar?).
  • Your clothing should always be neat, clean, and pressed. If you don’t have an iron, either buy one or be prepared to visit the dry-cleaner’s often.
  • Shower or bathe the morning of the interview. Wear deodorant. Don’t wear perfume: you don’t want to smell overpowering or worse, cause an allergic reaction.
  • Make sure you have fresh breath. Brush your teeth before you leave for the interview, and don’t eat or smoke before the interview.
  • Your hair should be neat, clean, and conservatively styled. Banana clips, brightly-colored scrunchies or elastics, and cheerleader-type ponytails look out of place with a suit. You may want to wear your hair in an updo, pull it back into a low ponytail, or wear a barrette (this suggestion does not include the tiny little barrettes that only hold the front of your bangs back). The idea is to look polished and professional, not to advertise what a creative genius your hairdresser is.

While it may be appropriate to dress more casually for a second interview, you must still dress professionally. It’s much better to be too dressed up than too casual. This may sound like a lot of rules, but these are the generally acceptable guidelines you should follow when deciding what to wear to an interview. Dressing professionally shows respect for yourself, the interviewer, and the company. You may not have to dress like this everyday, but you are more likely to be taken seriously when you present yourself in a professional manner and take the time to attend to details.

What to Wear on a Romantic Occasion

Being asked out on Valentine’s Day can be romantic and  exciting. Whether your new boyfriend wants to take you on a sexy date or your  husband wants to treat you to an elegant evening dinner, you’ll need to dress  for love! Use these tips and ideas to figure out what to wear on St.  Valentine’s Day to make the holiday of love full of fashionable fun.

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Choosing Your Color  Wisely – Why Not Red, Pink or Hearts

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like wearing red or pink. While  these colors may be too bold for everyday wear, they are more than acceptable  for the holiday of love. When choosing your perfect red or pink outfit, think  about your skin tone and hair color. There are thousands of shades of both colors,  allowing you to wear one which will compliment your skin. Those with dark hair  can get away with bolder colors of red. Those with light hair should stick with  cooler shades of red or pink. However, those with red hair should steer clear  of red altogether and choose a nice light pink for the holiday. If you can  fathom wearing either red or pink in your outfit, consider celebrating the  holiday with accessories. Add a red scarf to your black suit or a pink belt to  your little back dress.

Get Flirty In a Skirt

If you want to look like you’re up for a little flirting  fun, think about choosing a skirt for your Valentine’s Date. Since this holiday  is extremely romantic, it’s a great idea for you to embrace your feminine style  and dress like a lady. A great red, pink or black dress is ideal. However, a  great A-line or pencil skirt can make just as great of an impression. Pair it  with a form fitting top, high heels and soft jewelry for maximum fashion style.

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Sexy Lingerie Makes A Statement – Even if it is Just  for You

Whether you plan on showing it off or not, lingerie is a  “must” on a Valentine’s Date. Lingerie automatically makes a woman feel more  feminine, sexy and attractive. Thus, it’s a great idea to buy something new to  wear under your clothing for a romantic date on Valentine’s Day. Even if you  don’t allow anyone else to sneak a peek, you’ll feel sexier just by having it  on.

Makeup &  Hairstyles for Romantic Evenings

Valentine’s Date makeup should be suited for the activity.  For example, if your date is taking you on a romantic ice skating date in New York City, there’s no  need for full makeup and extravagant hairstyles. Instead, choose to keep it  simple and sweet with rosy cheeks, glossy lips and a neutral eye. Keep your  hair simple and romantic by curling it into soft curls and pulling it into a  ponytail.

However, if your date is in the evening think about using a  smoky eye makeup technique, red gloss on the lips and rosy cheeks. For extra  shimmer, skip the glitter (it’s only reserved for teens and young girls) and  instead use a champagne body shimmer on your cheeks and cleavage. In a pinch  you can substitute the genuine body shimmer for shimmering white eye shadow or  highlighting cream. An evening date requires more sophisticated hair so choose  a fancy up-do, a simple bun or loose and flowing curls.

Clothing To Avoid –  Keep it Elegant

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you should  pull out the hearts and cupid imprinted turtleneck or the homemade holiday  sweatshirt. Instead, choose to be festive in a more subtle manner. You can  quickly add a sense of holiday fun to an outfit my using metallic accessories  to celebrate. A scarf with a metallic stripe in it or even a shirt with a  silver pinstripe can instantly scream “holiday” while still allowing you to  look classy and in fashion..

7 Tips Coloring Gray Hair

 

Whether you’re trying to cover up grey roots, all-grey hair or salt and pepper colored hair, trying to hide your grey can be very challenging. Many women and men think they only have the option of using an at-home all-over color dye from brands like Clairol, but the truth is there are several options for trying to cover gray hair.

How to Best Color, Style & Care for Your Silver Mane

 

 

 

Use Highlights To Hide Gray Hair:Many people don’t realize they can use highlights to help hide their gray or silver hair. Because gray hair often has an ash tone to it, some people can get heavy highlights and the gray will blend in effortlessly. Those who have premature gray hairs popping up often choosing this option, as it allows them to look youthful while covering the gray patches. Remember, often premature gray hair is a genetic issue, not just an issue for old people! Highlights often allow you to go longer in between your regrowth touchups, as well.

  • Use Low Lights to Cover Gray:While low lights aren’t nearly as commonly used or popular as highlights, they work brilliantly to cover up small areas of gray hair. Low lights are pretty much reverse highlights, where the procedure is the same but the color tint used is darker than your natural hair color. This allows you to get rid of your gray, without having to dye all of your hair and is also great for long or short hair.
  • All Over Dying Products for All Over Gray Coverage:If you have white hair all over your head or have so much you’d rather just dye all of it, choosing an all-over dying product might be best. Most often, it’s best to look for permanent (not temporary) dye, to ensure your gray gets maximum coverage results. If you’re experiencing any type of hair loss, going darker with an all-over dye can also often give the illusion of having thicker hair.
  • Tinted Shampoos for Small Areas of Gray:If you’re dealing with smaller areas of gray hair, you might be able to use tinted shampoos to help you cover your gray. These shampoos are only temporary coloring agents, but if you use them on a daily basis you likely won’t have to worry about maintaining your color. It will be a part of your everyday routine!
  • Try a Different Part in Between Dye Jobs:Use your hairline to your advantage! If your gray hairs are showing up mostly in your usual hair part, consider putting a zig zag part in your hair until you can get them touched up. This confuses the eye and can often camouflage your grays.
  • Accessorize that Silver Hair:Think about hair accessories. If even creating a new part doesn’t really hide your grays, think about wearing an adorable hat or hair scarf for the day. This is not a long term option, but it can help you out when you’re in a pinch!
  • Change Your Products:Aging doesn’t only wreck havoc on your body, but it can also cause changes in your hair. It’s important to reassess your hair as you age, which can mean you might need to change your hair products to match your changing hair characteristics. For instance, your hair may become more brittle, requiring you to use a more conditioning shampoo than you needed in the past. To get the best results with your hair, you’ll need to constantly be aware of its condition.

Sometimes you don’t have time to  cover your gray roots, but you might need a quick trick to disguise them for  the moment. If you want to style your hair to cover gray hairs quickly, use  these helpful tips!