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Start with the man in the mirror

What kind of trance are you in?

You may not know it, but you spend a lot of your day in hypnotic trance.

Don’t believe me? Remember, hypnosis is a state of mind. It just means that your subconscious mind is receptive to suggestion.

In fact, advertisers and entertainers take great advantage of your trance state. Hypnotic trance is the reason why you get lost in your favorite television show or why that song on the radio makes you cry.

This doesn’t mean you should spend your day trying to avoid trance state – it’s way more trouble than it’s worth. After all, you would only be protecting your mind from new programming.

What you can do is make sure what’s around you (friends, music, movies…) is helping you, building you up, and giving you powerfully positive programs that will help you in creating confidence.

For example, listen to Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror:

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

Lyrics courtesy of lyricsmode.com

I love the message in these lyrics. Big change starts with individuals making a choice to be different. This can be small scale, like smiling at someone on the street, or large scale, like starting a business or non-profit to create change in the world.

The big idea here is that you have the power.

You have the power to change the world, starting with you.

You have the power to take control of your programming and choose messages of strength and empowerment.

You are the only one who controls your world, so make it better today! Remember, you have the power!

~ CarolAnn

Trends: expensive and messy or fun and inspiring?

My friend Katy over at ModlyChic runs a feature on the 4th Friday of each month called Friend Friday, where fashion bloggers comment on various topics.  Check out this week’s topic: Trends. Fashion week is coming… that means new trends and looks in the stores. To some, this can be an exciting opportunity to spruce up their wardrobe.Continue Reading

Think and grow rich

What I’m reading: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Okay, it’s sort of shocking that I haven’t yet read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. I finally downloaded it onto my phone, so now I’m checking it out. A lot of my friends and colleagues have read this book, as well as tons ofContinue Reading

Friend Friday: Confidence Edition!

Friend Friday is a weekly feature run by Katy over at ModlyChic to help bloggers network and get to know each other. I think it’s a totally awesome idea! Every week, she supplies 5 questions for other bloggers to respond to. This week, it’s all about what the relationship between confidence and personal style, aContinue Reading

Even Shakira Had Body Image Challenges

Here’s some good news if you suffer from body image challenges: you are not alone.  Even beautiful, successful celebrities have self-esteem and confidence issues. Shakira used to hate the way she looked all through her 20s.  She says she worried about what she didn’t have, instead of loving what she did have. She then wentContinue Reading

Changing Lives – One Sticky Note At A Time

Every so often, I come across an organization – a movement – that really touches my heart.  This is one of them.  Read the full article here. Operation Beautiful is a website that chronicles a movement.  Women post notes on bathroom mirrors, books, cases of diet drinks, and anywhere they might grab some attention.  TheContinue Reading

CharismaU Quick Tip – Get Ready Quickly

Hello powerful people! Surprise your husband and shock your friends by getting ready and out the door in half the time it used to take you.  All it takes is two simple things: First of all, do some closet maintenance.  When your closet is full ONLY of those pieces that are versatile, flattering, and thatContinue Reading

Confident First Impression

Confidence is the key to awesome communication.  Following are the best, most impactful tips from the In Through The Outfield blog – originally from career success coach Kathleen Sullivan, with some extras from me! You have a maximum of seven seconds to make an initial impression.  Here are the top seven tips on how toContinue Reading

Style is Confidence

Some say that style is keeping up with the latest trends, some say that style is about designer labels.  Style expert Clinton Kelly says that style is half fashion, and half confidence. Style = Fashion + Confidence The fashion component of style means you wear clothes that fit you and flatter your body, and thatContinue Reading


Hey Superstars! What one word best describes your style?  Here’s something to think about if that word is “comfortable“. Many people put an extremely high premium on being comfortable in their clothing, sometimes to the extent that their favorite item is those nasty old sweats, hoodie, or t-shirt.  When they describe their fashion sense, theyContinue Reading

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