Saturday, March 15, 2014

Short & Sweet?

A lot of times in Corporate circles, you hear the phrase "Short & Sweet." A lot of people, including me, like meetings, conferences and speeches that are "short & sweet" - yes, swift and straight to the point. When this topic came to me, it also hit me that a lot of people would want to apply this "short & sweet" phrase to many areas of life so I started asking if there were any areas where we should NOT use the phrase.

You may already know where I'm headed, if not, I'll try to be short & sweet about it.
For me, this is a black-and-white issue.
Short & Sweet does not apply to dressing. Short - top, bottom or dress - no matter how sweet the colours may be, show too much & are inappropriate for the professional women that we are. Showing too much empowers others to look down on you and I'm sure you never want that to happen to you - or anyone you're mentoring for that matter. Be a mentor in words and "wear"...

A truly empowered woman helps others focus on her brain not her body...
that's one short & sweet way to excelling and being an example to others.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

1, 2, 3...Dress

I found these 3 quotes that essentially say the same thing in different ways:

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. 

"Dress for the job you want, not the job you have!"
~Jeannine Morris, Founder and Blogger of

Bottom line:
You'll be addressed the way you dress.

Have you noticed that this topic* has a way of coming up ~ every quarter?
Just noticed & will now try to keep it that way...please remind me if I forget.

*Read more:

Can you?

That is a question that comes up now and leaders we need to help those around us give the right answer.