Archive for November, 2014

‘A girl should be two things: who and what she wants’ Coco Chanel

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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Have you seen the film Coco Avant Chanel?

‘Coco Avant Chanel born 1883, begins with a young Coco and her sister being unceremoniously dropped off at an orphanage, despite having a living parent. Their father sends the girls there and never returns. The film then cuts to Coco as a young adult (Audrey Tautou), working at a Moulin club as a seamstress and singer with her sister, Adrienne. The two pair up for a nightly duet, always singing the same song about a girl named Coco – hence the nickname’.

I was invited to see this incredible story of a lady who’s perfume and dress sense are among my favourites. No matter which airport you fly into the name of Coco Chanel jumps out from every ‘duty free’ perfume display.

Coco gave us the little black dress, she gave us perfume, and she gave us the simplicity and comfort we craved in women’s clothing. She’s beauty and she’s grace. She’s France’s own Mademoiselle Coco Chanel, the Great Emancipator of women’s bodies, no longer enslaved to corsets.

“It’s the story of how she got there — a young girl of modest means in a man’s world, working her way up in her own right”.

My experience of working largely in a man’s world in South Wales and motivating a workforce, has had it’s own liberating strengths.

I connected with Coco’s determination and focus while admiring her tireless fashion creations, worn by so many beautiful women all over the world.

She was a genius and driven from within.

Who inspires you to aspire?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

http://www.scoop.it/t/breathing-for-business

Good energy is contagious

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Jan Ankerstjerne is a wonderful Happy Life @ Universe 6420+ fellow Trainer and Coach connection on LinkedIn.

Everyday Jan will post wonderful, upbeat quotes to kick-start his followers day. This was his message today,

“You never know who needs you. Good energy is contagious”.

 

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Taking ownership. Being responsible for our success lies with us.

Here is a paragraph from a Steve Job conversation

“The best part of your life will start on the day you decide your life is your own – no one to lean on, rely on, or blame. You are in full control of your future. Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do. It may be tough at times, but refuse to follow some preordained path. Make your own rules and have your own game plan. There is no happiness and success to be found by playing it safe and settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”.

A great corporate well-being strapline for me is “Positivity fuels productivity”.  We are responsible for that choice of good productive energy.  If we act on our game plan with dollops of self-belief, we will succeed. You can choose to get caught up in the negativity surrounding us, or we can decide to do something positive about our situation.

For us sole and small business owners, it’s about “the more I love and embrace change, the more my life unfolds easily and effortlessly in making the best of what I have.”

Being completely focused on facilitating activities to re-energise employees, individual entrepreneurs and my social media network. I try to walk the strap-line talk, to communicate my energy to energise others.

I believe in my message, my service, do you?

 

Do you re-energise your clients?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

http://www.scoop.it/t/breathing-for-business