This year my “Word” of the year is {be} Simplified.

This branching off of last year’s {be} well, and the prior year’s {be}; all culminating to the creation of the {be}!

In order to simplify life and focus our attentions on our future, goals, and what we {be}lieve is truly important in life, we have adapted a new “lifestyle”. We have simplified our life by changing the where we live and what we live in. Th RV has eliminated the unimportant material items from our life. One could probably argue there are still lots of things that we have that we do not need.

As we extend this mission for the year, I {be}gan to reflect on where else I spend time daily that may not be as necessary as it feels. Sadly I found that to be the time I was spending in front of the mirror every morning getting ready.

Do not get me wrong, getting up and getting ready every day is important. It is important to have a sharp, and well

kept appearance out in the world because first impressions are everything. First impressions can make or break connections when networking. It can seem as if we do not care enough about ourselves to take care of ourselves if we do not stay cautious of our individual appearance on a professional level.

In order to keep first impressions at their best potential, I did some reflecting on what that actually takes in comparison to what I was doing in my daily routine. Then foot and half shorter,
I found a professional look that takes a lot less time and hassle on my daily routine.

As much as I prefer long hair, it takes a lot of effort to keep it looking professional.

This shorter cut saves on the morning routine allowing for more time to get to the things that need done each morning, done. The lifestyle of an Entrepeuner requires lots of focus, eliminating the unnecessary things (the things that can be eliminated without a negative impact on the balance of life) can yield more focus and time.

 

I even expanded upon this hair transformation into limiting the level at which makeup is being done daily.

When there are meetings and more formal settings in my calendar I will consider full application of makeup. Although, for the day to day things I have found it isn’t necessary to completing the professional look. Again, there is importance to taking care of yourself, so I apply a simple CC cream to even out the skin tone and give protection to my skin through out the day. This one item allows me to provide support to the professional look I want but does not require the time of a full application of makeup.

I may think “I look better” with eye liner; but that does not mean it completes the professional daily look.
It took lots of inner reflection to get to these lifestyle changes. But, I am excited to see how they allow my daily success to play out!

Until next time,

{be} #salty

Ashley Jane