“Normal Can Be So Boring”- Wisdom from Marilyn Monroe

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Dear Hearts,

When I read that Marilyn Monroe quote it rang in my head like a million bells going off. I have never been a normal gal because being normal is not being noticed.

  • Just imagine, if Marilyn would have been so concerned about her weight, would we know her for the iconic dress blowing up in the air?
  • If she played the normal role, would we have seen her face in the movies?
  • If she remained a normal gal, would she have sung that sultry “Happy Birthday” to the then president, John F. Kennedy?

Okay, you get my point. Normal does not always get the success that you think you deserve, but sometimes thinking outside the box get you the well-deserved attention you want and need to seal the deal to success.

Let’s start with the normal idea of dress in the corporate office. It is expected that women…

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Let’s get one thing straight: If you want something you have never had, you got to do something you have never done. That means that you have to step out of your comfort zone and make things happen.

If you are comfortable, you aren’t growing. The greatest rewards come from doing something outside of your comfort zone, pushing the limits, and doing something different.

I was used to an hourly job, a paycheck I could estimate to the penny.  I was a single mother that moved to a new town and I was stepping out of everything I was used to and counted on.

Then an opportunity came along that would entail my income to be straight commission. We all know that commission payments can be very risky, but I had to weigh my options. Do I let the opportunity pass by or do I take the leap…

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There Is No Elevator To Success So You Have To Take The Stairs…

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Dear Hearts,

Wouldn’t it be amazing to jump in an elevator, push a single button and rise to the top of your career in a matter of minutes? Unless you are extremely lucky, success and goals do not happen this way. There is a lot of learning ahead and sometimes that learning comes with life lessons that may be hard to swallow but necessary to absorb.

The most rewarding accomplishments come from the biggest challenges and struggles you go through in life. Challenges and struggles are stepping stones in your journey to the top of your career. If life challenges were all easy, then your accomplishments would never be as rewarding. Embrace them, learn from them, put them in your fashionable purse and then move on!

On your stairway to success it is so important to stop and take a look back at the steps that you have climbed to…

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Wearing Heels to Seal the Deal! The Best Shoes to Wear To a Business Meeting

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Dear Hearts,

In the business world predominantly filled with men, we as women are encouraged to be strong and wear a tough skin in order to be taken seriously in a “Man’s World.” This is true not only in business but also in fashion.

Tailored suits and slacks are the obvious choices for the boardroom, but as women we don’t want to lose of feminine edge. Most women like to express their feminine side in really amazing shoes. But are stilettos appropriate for business? Can we wear heels and still be seen as an equal?

My mantra is this, “Wearing heels can seal the deal!”

Hearts, don’t be afraid to make a statement with your heels. They can be just as strong as any shoes that a man wears. The height that heels can give you is powerful. It is all in how you carry yourself and being sure that…

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Work Hard and Play Harder

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Dear Hearts:

“Work hard, play harder” sounds like an easy statement to say and live by, right?

Not so much for me! If you are a small business owner like me or dedicated employee, this is one of the hardest statements to live by. It never seems like there are enough hours in a day to complete your tasks, so the work seems to never stop. To take a break would mean that the work will pile up and who needs that?

For me, detachment from business is difficult to do, however I am realizing as time goes by, just how much more of an effective employer and person I am when I take time to motivate myself by taking some time away from the hustle and bustle of business.

It is so important when leading a team to re-energize along the way. How can one climb the ladder to…

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Fashion Necessities for Your Fabulous Vacation

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Dear Hearts:

When it comes to working hard, the best time that you can spend is on vacation. Whether it is at the local beach or away on a tropical island, a vacation away from all of the hustle and bustle of paperwork and meetings is much needed to clear your mind for just a few days.

While you are on vacation, you not only want to be relaxed, but you also want to look good while doing it. So be sure that you have all of the fashion necessities that you need to look good and feel good while lying on the beach or sitting by the poolside. Don’t forget to take those evening walks on the beach, delicious dinners, and enjoy a little dancing.

Here are a few things that I like to take on my trips that keep me happy and fabulous:

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Sunglasses- A pair of really…

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Be The CEO Of Your Style…And Your Success!

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Dear Hearts:

Your style and your success depend on how hard you are willing to work!

You have to take charge, you have to be accountable and you have to start now.

There is no sitting down when you are trying to make your dreams a reality. No, ma’am! If you are sitting around and waiting for all the stars and the moon to align so you can reach your idea of success then you may be sitting uncomfortably for a while.

You have to decide what it is you want and go after it! Make an action plan; set your goals, and start moving in a timely manner. Focus from beginning to end with short term goals in mind as these goals will serve as checking points to reach the end. Remember, you have to climb rungs in order to get to the top of the ladder.

One of…

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