Success Strategies: It Takes a Village to Be a Success! Find Yours.
Stuck in Learning: All too often we spend our time in business development, taking teleclasses, attending seminars, reading the latest special report and we forget it isn't in what we know, but in what we act on that our success is truly made. You can have all the talent, all the expertise, and all the best tools but when you don't use them, when you don't market them, when you don't share them, they are pretty worthless.
The Antidote is Action: Have you ever noticed that it isn't always the best artist that gets famous, or the best designer that gets published, or the best athlete that wins the medal but the one who took persistent and consistent action to move their dream forward. There are a lot of incredibly talented people languishing at home because they are stalled by inaction. They have the talent but they can't seem to pull the trigger.
Get the Support You Need: In your case, you may know but need the expert guidance and accountability of a group, like a mastermind, to truly drive you forward. You may be waiting for a coach or mentor who can show you how to put the pieces together that you have and hold you accountable for moving forward. We all make excuses to ourselves all day, but are infinitely more likely to get 'er done when we have committed this to someone else.
Find Your Village: The right coach, mentor, or mastermind can truly unlock your greatness. They provide the guidance, the path, and the support necessary to move you forward. You know your industry, you are an expert in your field but you lack the systems, the framework, and the essential tools to fit all the pieces together in a winning whole. Or you just need that special person who can see your forest for your trees!
It truly takes a Village of people to create success for any one individual. Do you have a Village to support you, hold you accountable for goals set, and to celebrate your successes? Don't let it be lonely at the top, take your Village with you!
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Together we'll all go farther.
Most Flattering Color to Paint a Bathroom
By Kate Smith - Sensational ColorFor a room that often isn't very large, figuring out what color to paint the bathroom often turns into a big problem. A few easy to think about guidelines can make picking a color much simpler. Today a reader asked for advice on picking paint color for her bathroom. Here is her color dilemma:
"I am remodeling my bathroom at home and was wondering what paint color makes you look your best. I have a friend who has taken some interior design classes and told me that green tends to make people look and feel sick; therefore, I changed my initial plan.
Can you please help?" -- Melissa
Here's what I see as a way to think about paint color for your bathroom. Start with the end result in mind. This will help you narrow your color choices and then you can focus on finding just the right hue for your bathroom.
Flatter your guests
If this is a guest bath and your goal is to create a backdrop that is flattering for anyone when they look in the mirror, then consider paint tints or tones inspired by skin tones. These would be hues in the peach to pink to warm beige or soft tan. These are colors that easily flatter just about everyone, no matter their coloring.
For hair salons and other professional establishments, I almost always recommend that they go the pinky-peach route because most people will look great surrounded by it when looking in the mirror. When your business is making people look good this is exactly what you want a customer to think when they glance in the mirror to see their freshly styled hair.
You could also consider a color like turquoise that looks good on everyone too, but this may not be as easy a color to work into your decorating scheme.
Make a decorating statement
For a guest bath, however, you might have the desire to chose a color that makes a decorating statement. That can work well and often a rich or dark color that accents your decor can turn your guestroom into a little jewel. No need to worry about whether the color flatters your guest; they will probably be too busy admiring your beautiful decorating scheme to be looking at themselves anyway. Just choose a color that feels great to you in the room and make the statement you have in mind.
One thing to note, however, about color that makes a statement: Colors that are very vibrant will seem to bounce off the walls in a small room and you and your guest might feel the same way. If you really want a bold, bright color in the bathroom, consider it on just one wall and use artwork or accessories to bring in more of the same or other bold colors.
Make it your perfect color!
Your friend is right that greens and yellows, as well as many other colors, can be unflattering for some people. For your private bath, however, you can easily go with any color that flatters you...even green if that is a color you normally wear and feel great in.
If you share the bath you could pick a color that looks great on both of you or at least consider it...you are the one picking and painting after all!
Kate Smith, CMG, CfYH, DSA and Kiki Titterud, Allied ASID, CMG, CfYH, DSA, both recognized authorities on color, train design professionals through the accredited Color for Your Home Color Consultant Certification for Interior Designers program.
To learn more visit www.colorforyourhome.com