The 3 letter word that can take you out of your comfort zone

The 3 letter word that can take you out of your comfort zone

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. A great saying by those who have learned how to jump, dive, roll and walk straight out of their comfort zone into the things that lie beyond, things like happiness, joy, success, learning, love and the feeling of being alive.

It sure is beautiful, but how do you get there. Well, recently – I have discovered that this 3 letter word that we use so often can really help get you there. Its so simple.

Just say: YES.

A friend wants you to do something new? Say yes. A single step forward in a new direction can open up a world of possibilities.

A friend wants to set you up with someone, but you’re not that kind of person? Say yes – and see what happens. You may end up meeting someone really fun, a good friend, the love of your life.

See a stranger that you want to start a conversation with, and your mind is screaming no – say yes and do it anyway. A single hello can start a million conversations.

Wheather its new responsibilities, conversations, or travels – this 3 letter word can change your world.

Malala, you beautiful, beautiful girl

Malala, you are so beautiful. You have the bravest heart, the cleanest thoughts, and the brightest eyes.

The worst things in the world didn’t take your innocence away from you.

You amaze me. Not only did Jon Stewart’s jaw drop – mine did too. I’m going to think about you all day, you are such an inspiration.

I can totally see why you are the youngest Nobel peace prize nominee.

Lessons to Learn from Hugh Jackman

Lessons to Learn from Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is more than a handsome face, great body and lovely acting skills. Turns out he’s an amazing person who has a lot to teach us about how we deal with people.

Loved this insightful article on lessons to learn from him. [Read the article before you read ahead – I might ruin it for you]

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/hugh-jackman-hails-me-a-cab.html

I love how he noticed the little details and made the writer feel on top of the world. I don’t think it was just the fact that he was a big time celebrity – but the fact that he took the time to notice the little details that made the difference.

Little things like this can make a huge difference to your personal brand and to your relationships.

I’m inspired! Hope you are too!

5 easy ways to build your dream wardrobe

5 easy ways to build your dream wardrobe

Having a functional wardrobe that provides you with plenty of choices for all the events in your life is most important. Many people I know have wardrobes filled with clothes that neither look good not suit their lifestyle.

If you are one of these people, worry not! These are 5 easy things you can do to ensure you always have something to wear:

1. Invest in Basics

In the items that will make it easy for you to mix and match your wardrobe. These are things like your blue jeans, black trousers, a white shirt, tank tops in bright colors, a black pencil skirt etc.

They are plain, simple and classic – meaning they are not too trendy but not old fashioned either.

Having your basics in place will give you the flexibility to create plenty of outfits.

Here you can see – with 5 items we can make a total of 8 outfits – because the items here are all basic.

2. Invest in color

If you are going to buy a colored item of clothing – remember its better to pay a little bit more and own an item you can wear for a long time.

3. Accessorize Smart

Accessories can change the entire look of an outfit. You can go from looking dull to looking trendy with just a few key pieces. Trendy accessories are not as expensive as trendy clothing: meaning you can look trendy for less!

Also, its easier to change your accessories and get new ones than get new clothes.

4. Shop Smart

Its better to buy 1 item that will always look good on you than have 2 items that looks so-so. Choose items that will go with all your jeans and as many trousers and skirts as possible. This will give you more flexibility to create more outfits.

5. Know your style

Don’t buy something just because your friend/ mother/ sister/ sales person told you it looks good on you.Buy something because you genuinely like it, because it flatters your figure, your skin tone and suits your style.

I have been following these principles for 3 years now and it makes a world of a difference! Let me know if it helped or if you have more tips.

Hope you have your dream wardrobe hanging in your closet soon.

You are what you eat

This video, an ad for a game is something which beautifully shows us what the world is made of – and the kind of junk we are now used to calling food.

Ditch the burgers, processed and packaged food for fresh food. It smells better, tastes better, makes you feel better and its healthy too!

It reminds me of a quote I read:

“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake.”

Eat healthy today! Opt for a whole lot of veggies, fruits!

The Right Friends

right friends frienship

 

From the beginning of time, my parents and teachers would always talk about “having the right friends.” Over the years, magazines, blogs and quotes kept popping up – “show me your friends and I will show you who you are,” or “you become most like the people you spend most of your time with.”

Until recently – friends were just … friends. Some ┬ávery similar and some very different in every way – attitudes, lifestyles and where we wanted to go in life. But until recently – I had no idea how much having the right or wrong friends can change your life.

Looking back at my life – there have been plenty of friends who have come and gone; but there are a few that have changed the way I live completely.

I am lucky enough to be surrounded by the most amazing people: enthusiastic, go-getters, achievers, and people who in all honesty – live like they are accounting for every second that life has handed to them – and their spirited way of looking at things has changed my life.

My life used to be about – staying up late and waking up – whenever – and I could have counted on my fingertips the number of times I had seen the sun-rise …. exactly 5. Procrastination was my middle name. And let’s face the facts – I was living the lazy kind of life.

Slowly – over time – as I started to learn what was important to me- my attitudes changed. As I made adjustments to be healthier, happier, more hard working, to be more creative, to be more enthusiastic – the right people came into my life.

Friends – that wake me up at 5 AM. Friends that I see at the gym at 6 AM. Friends that wake up at 6.30 on a Sunday morning to go for a run. Friends that are always doing new, exciting things. Friends that are always learning.

I feel so indebted to them – because of one simple reason:

The things in life that are most worth it are never easy to get. Its easier to be inactive and watch TV than make an effort to hit the gym. Its easier to grab a McDonalds burger than it is to make your own salad for dinner. Its easier to do nothing than make a commitment and follow through. Its easier to hit snooze than wake up at 5 AM. So, when you are trying to do the things that are best for you, and not just the easiest – its easy to fall off the band wagon.

If you have the right friends, and the right attitudes around you – it’ll be so much easier to get back on track in case you get a little lost.

I look around me and I see the most amazing people in my closest circle. I would love to show them off – and I am so proud of each and every one of them.

You people so make my day, my week, my year and my life worth it!

You know who you are and -thank you for everything- and a whole lotta love!