Thursday, December 8, 2011

$50 to the 50th Member

$50 Gift Card Give-Away!

The 50th person to JoinUS at The Lipstick Journal will win a $50.00 gift card to the store of their choosing!!  Got a bill to pay, want a new pair of shoes from a certain store, need gas???  Unlike other promotions that give out the gift that THEY want you to have, we want to give you the gift that YOU want!!!

So.... Join us today and post a comment on any one of the articles to be eligible to win!!   Leave suggestions here on how we can make this site better for you (pssst...This comment can count, also)!!  Check back often for more give-aways!  Empowering women every where!

I can't wait to hear from you.

Ms. Me

Monday, December 5, 2011

Whether You Think You Can or Think You Can't, Either Way, You're Right

In relationships today, be they personal, professional or romantic, confidence can do 50% of your work for you.  Self confidence is the key to success.   It has often been said that 70% of what you communicate is non-verbal.  So what are you saying about yourself before you even utter a word?  
Picture yourself walking into your boss’s office… Oh, you are the boss? Okay well, picture yourself walking up to a complete stranger that you are attracted to.  How do you look? What message do you communicate the moment you walk into the room? What are your eyes, hands and shoulders saying?
What information can people gather about you before you ever say a word? Never thought about it? You should!  
Many people are born with self confidence, but it most certainly can be learned.  Many of my friends today would out right laugh in my face if I told them that I was once a very shy, timid, mouse of a girl.  My self-confidence was so low that even when I knew I did a great job on something, I second guessed myself into being a total wreck.  I was too shy to speak