It’s the New Year and as I’ve mentioned, I have a lot to get accomplished. I’m challenging myself and getting serious with a career and pursuing what makes me happy, which at the moment seems to be writing. I’ve enrolled in a workshop, “Striving Styles, who are you meant to be?” It’s been an interesting and eye-opening experience, learning a lot about myself and the people I surround myself with and a few “Aha” moments. Very excited to tackle the next few weeks and discover who I’m meant to be…spoiler alert, I think I know.
I love this definition of “Je ne sais quoi” written by my friend and coach Susan Wheeler.
A woman who embodies “je ne sais quoi”:
Nurtures her internal well-being as much as her external beauty. Life isn’t about impressing others but enjoying herself.
Accentuates her strengths, focusing on her unique characteristics, both physically and personality. Owning what she has, not fixing or changing herself. She shows up as the best version of herself.
Keeps her beauty natural and authentic to her unique physical characteristics.
She finds pleasure in healthy, quality food, indulging in moderation.
She uses her clothing and physical appearance as a tool to establish and represent her state of being.
Brings passion to everything she does, from the mundane to the big things.
Stops trying so hard to impress others. It’s about being you!
She is self-possessed and builds her life around knowing what she loves, what turns her on and what she’s passionate about. She builds her life on inner joy and personal radiance. Finds answers within and shares that passion with the world.
She simplifies her life so she has more space to strive for passionate pursuits and stress-free living.
She savours the moment by slowing down.
While she visualizes and plans her life, and where she’s going, she can let go of control and enjoy her journey. She focuses on how to presently show up in the moment.
She does not take life too seriously, approaching her life with playfulness and friskiness that delights everyone she encounters.
She continuously learns and grows.
She exudes confidence, intelligence, sophistication, and style that comes from the clarity of knowing who she is!
Susan Wheeler, CPHR/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Resources & Organizational Development Consultant
MBTI/Striving Styles Coach & Practitioner
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