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It’s interesting how all of us have our own preconceived notions of what looks good on us. This is perhaps a universal truth that I’ve undiscovered.
 
To be honest, this can be a double-edged sword as it may or may not always work in our favour. Because of our preferred choices, we make decisions based on our gut feel which may not always be the right choice. And the actions are perpetuated over and over again.
 
This is yet another classical example which I always share with my participants. Likewise, for the ladies in my colour analysis workshop today from Keppel FELS.

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Because of our pre-conceived notions of what looks good on us, our wardrobes are inevitably filled with most items in that colour. And this very often turns out to be the colour black. In the minds of many ladies, they feel black is a slimming colour and is the best option for them to wear if they want to appear slimmer. And thus they stock up on black dresses, black blouses, black tops and black jackets.
 
But wait, before you shop for more black items, ponder and think about it. Is black really the colour that flatters your skintone? Do you shine in black or pale next to someone else wearing another colour? Is black the one and only colour for you?
 
Very often, when participants go through some thought-provoking questions which I ask them, they become half convinced.
 
And to make them fully convinced, I work my magic through my colour swatches and drapes in my colour analysis workshop. This thrilled the ladies as they understood first-hand how it worked. And more importantly, they saw the results from the eyes of their other colleagues in the audience who gave constructive feedback on which colour shone and which colour didn’t.

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In a world filled with colours, I strongly encourage my readers to explore the universe of colours besides those you always wear. Because one fine day, you will realize, as my participants past and present have from image consultancy, that a professional image is created each time and every time you meet an external customer (think a client) or an internal customer (think your colleague or boss).
 
If you are ready to shine in your best colours and get dressed for success in your career, relationships and confidence building, drop me an email and let me be the beacon in your grooming journey :)

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According to Chinese tradition, it’s the seventh day of the Chinese New Year (人日) and that means it’s everyone’s birthday today. And to sweeten the birthday celebrations, I’m being featured in the local press again this month for the second time!

Appearing in the Mandarin daily papers, Lianhe Wanbao (联合晚报) is a first for me as the past few press mentions were all in English. And I must give myself due credit for translating all the texts and instructions into Mandarin :)
 
The article takes a new slant in that it discusses an age-old issue – the lack of exercise in people during the festive season and challenges readers to seek a new resolve to start exercising. If I can summarise the three major excuses people generally give for not exercising – “no time”, “no knowledge” and “no foundation”, the article dispels these as issues that can be dealt with easily and nipped in the bud readily.

Stepping in to offer expert advice is a chosen set of five resistance tube exercises from my recently launched fitness calendar 2012.

Using the resistance tube to exercise offers many pluses, among them the easy portability owing to its light weight (you can even bring it along when you travel) as compared to traditional machines or dumbbells; immense potential to customise any training programme to your own needs (as long as you are creative) as the resistance tube is a all-in-one equipment for every muscle group; and the high-grade latex material used in the manufacturing process which allows it to be stretched and pulled with ease for all ages and genders.

Enough said! It’s time to ditch those excuses and start getting fit with me in this new year!

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PS: Click here to read about me in Lianhe Wanbao: Fitness Ball Exercises (17 Jul 2012)   

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 Click here to read about me in The Straits Times Mind Your Body: Mr Confident (12 Jan 2012) 

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Click here to read about me in The Sunday Times: Dressed For Success (4 Sep 2011)

PPPPSClick here to read about me in The Straits Times Life: Collectors Series (20 Aug 2011)
 
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