Tel: 011 467 5126
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Beware-the Silly Sales Season!

Walk through any shopping mall right now and you will be bombarded by sales signs everywhere!

"The anticipation of getting a good deal is what drives us toward the cash register, not the object itself—and as a result, we end up with stuff we don't particularly want", says Ellen Shell, author of Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.
Here are a few tips on how to recognise a good bargain and avoid the future dreaded question
“what was I thinking of?”

Great Buys:

• An item that is in your size and fits     
• Timeless pieces that will not date in    
   colour or style.
• Clothes that fill real (not imagined)
   gaps in your wardrobe.

Disaster Buys:

• High fashion that will look “very last
  year” in about 2 weeks.
• An item which is not your personal
  style  eg a “romantic” blouse when you
  are a “classic”.
• Garments that are too small, fabrics
  that don’t hang well – there’s usually a
  reason they are still sitting on the

Apply the match 3 principle:

Before buying any new clothing item, ask yourself:

Does it match at least 3 other items in
   my wardrobe?
Can I wear it for at least 3 occasions?
Can I wear it over 3 seasons?

It is better to come home empty handed than to buy something for the sake of it and waste money?


Investment Dressing Consultation


•Do you need to update your wardrobe
  but have no budget?
•Do you struggle to find items that make
  you look great, without spending a
•Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes
  but nothing to wear?
•Are you stuck in a rut?
•Do you want to discover a personal style
  that suits your lifestyle?

This consultation will change the way you look at yourself and clothes forever. It will assist you to:

•Have an organized wardrobe
•Own clothes that suit you and fit you
•Eliminate guesswork when shopping
•Increase your self-esteem and
•Have others noticing the positive change
  in your appearance

When you are finished you will possess a wardrobe that:

•Is full of clothes you like and wear
•Makes each day's choice of what to wear 
  easy and interesting
•Contains styles that make you look and
  feel great and accurately portray your
  unique personality blend
•Contains clothing styles that can be
  easily mixed and matched to create
  many different looks
•Contains clothes and accessories that
  suit your budget lifestyle

Book your personal consultation now, so we can assist you to spend your money wisely.
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From Graduations to Celebrations!

Ernst & Young recently held their yearly graduate training programme. I presented the “Power of First Impressions” to 220 bright young graduates.

“The presentation was very informative and now I know that when people see me, they should actually see a brand that they can invest in.”
Moipone Monyaki

Investec invited me to present the
“Superwoman” workshop at their facilities staff function.

This elegant event held at the Fairlawns Estate was a morning filled with laughter and a few tears.

“The workshop was brilliant it left the team feeling inspired, motivated and  knowing more about themselves and their team members and more important to start to love and care about ourselves. Thank you, for presenting such an informative, passionate, spiritual and creative workshop.”
Jenny Gunnell-Investec Receptionist Manager

Professional Impressions would like to credit:

Dave Knowles, Headmaster of St Stithians
Learn to Power Think - Caterina Rando
It's Your Move - Cyndi Maxey and Jill Bremer
Life Makeovers - Cheryl Richardson
More than 60 ways to make your life amazing - Lynda Field
NOW WHAT? 90 Days to a New Life Direction-Laura Berman Fortgang
6 Common Shopping Traps—And How to Avoid Them-Aimee Lee Ball
Simon T Bailey


Are you working to live or living to work?

Can you believe that
we are already past the half way year mark?
We are so caught up in the “busyness” of everyday living,
we don’t even
notice time flying past. In this e-letter I encourage you to be more
and to do less.


In this Issue:
Bored with the usual Woman’s Day event?
Are you working to live or living to work?
Beware-the Silly Sales Season!
From Graduations to Celebrations

Need to motivate, inspire and reward yourself, your female colleagues, clients?

With Woman’s Day
coming up
9th Aug-do something for yourself, your staff and your clients that will have real, long-term value.

Be honest, when last did you celebrate the
amazing woman
that you are?


“The Superwoman Syndrome” is a fun filled, interactive, inspirational workshop for the woman, who is trying to deal with her multi–faceted roles, whilst maintaining her sanity!
We will provide you with tools and strategies for coping with today's harsh realities.

Ideal for Woman's Day, Secretary's Day, client breakfasts, lunches and team building events.

“The greatest gift that you can give yourself
is a little bit of your own attention”
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Contact us to book your date-don’t leave it till it’s too late!
Tel: 011 467 5126 or email:

Are you working to live or living to work?

By now you must have realized that working like crazy isn't working. We have become so wrapped up in the busyness of our lives, that we neglect our personal well being. Take some quiet time and go through the following personal stock take. Do not judge or edit your ideas. Get ready to go to the post office of life and submit a change of address.

“Life is not a stress rehearsal”
Loretta Laroche

1. What really matters?
Step back, clear the “mind” noise of everyday life and focus on the bigger picture. Have a pen and notebook ready. Establishing your priorities is the first step towards achieving a well-balanced life. I apply a great exercise learnt from Laura Fortgang, author of NOW WHAT? 90 Days to a New Life Direction. Ask yourself and answer truthfully:
• If my life could focus on one thing and one thing only, what would that be?
• If I could add a second thing, what would that be?
• A third?
• A fourth?
• A fifth?
If you answer thoughtfully and honestly, the result will be a list of your top five priorities. Your list could include aspects such as family, fulfilling career, gym, spirituality, health, travel.

2. Take Stock
Write down how you envision your ideal life instead of your current reality. Once you know the life that you really want, determine ways to close the gap. Identify what does not feel right about your life and what you want to be different. Write down your findings no matter how absurd they may seem.

Make a "more" list:
List the things that you already have in your life that you want more of.
eg. Going to gym, travelling, time to chill with a fancy cocktail.

Make a "want" list:
List the things that you don't have that you want.
eg. Inner peace, a productive relationship with my manager, a house in an area closer to work.

3. Create your Vision Board
You might have heard of it but have you actually done it yet? Cut out pictures from magazines of all you wish to bring into your life. It could be the actual object (a car) or it could be a picture depicting an emotion (happiness). Place these on a board, with a photo of yourself in the centre. Position your vision chart where you can clearly see it daily. Be ready for things to start happening really fast! I have created 5 vision boards in the last 6 years. I have to keep making new ones because most of what I had on the previous boards has already materialized.

“People with a vision flourish,
people without a vision perish”

4. Implement change NOW
Decide today what changes you need to make in your life and implement them from NOW-what are you waiting for-that crisis to happen? Being retrenched? Your partner leaving you? For that “push” read the Power of NOW by Eckhart Tolle.

“If I do not work to create the life I want,
I will have to endure the life I get.”
Dave Knowles, Headmaster of St Stithians

5. Apply The Power of POW = Personal Objective Word
Make use of it on waking and repeat it through the day to motivate yourself into action.
Eg. "Avanti" - This is the Italian for "Get going!"
The letters represent: Apply Valuable Action Now Toward Improvement
Other words that can be used are:
Go, Focus, Do it now, I am Alert, Alive, Awake.
Use one of these words or create one (choose a word that has particular personal meaning for you) of your own to motivate you and add energy to your day.

6. Going off track
Be gentle on yourself. Take some time and ask yourself:

What 3 things would I do if I had to have a day completely to myself?
What excuses do I make for not doing these?
What are my dreams?
What is my purpose?
What prevents me from achieving these?

7. Give up the Juggling Act
Let a few of the “balls” you are juggling in your busy life drop. Here are some of the “balls” I recommend you let go first:

• Trying to have everyone like you
• Trying to do everything perfectly
• Trying to do everything

Don’t overwhelm yourself, take baby steps in moving towards creating your dreams. Give yourself a break, stay on the path and develop consistency in the direction you intend to go.

  “Phenomenal You”
Are you looking for new ways to revitalize and re-energize yourself and your staff? This life-changing workshop will:

• teach you the principles of how to manifest all that you wish for right now
• challenge you to reach for new heights
• allow you to discover your priorities
• encourage you to see yourself and others in a new and positive way

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