All posts tagged: confidence

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Have a Go-To Drink

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip: Have a Go-To Drink I, myself am a Captain Morgan and cranberry kind of girl. When I drink wine I like Pinot Grigio. When I drink beer I always go for a Blue Moon (with an orange) and seltzer water with lemon for my non alcoholic beverage of choice. When you have a go-to drink, you come off as a woman who knows what she wants.  So the next time you find yourself out on a date or at an important business dinner order your drink without looking at the menu. You might be feeling nervous but at that moment you appeared confident with your decision. That’s a good way to start! What is your go-to drink? xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Shop

How to: Keep your thoughts positive, ask questions and make sure you sing at the top of your lungs!

Be (B)eautiful: I absolutely love blasting my favorite song of the moment, singing at the top of my lungs and not caring about what anyone thinks. Its my way of releasing any stress I may have bottled up inside. It also helps to  put me  in an automatic good mood. 🙂 Be (A)uthentic: “Our thoughts create our reality; where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go”  by Peter McWilliams. This quote is oh so true. Its important to keep positive thoughts in and kick negative ones to the gutter! Be (D)etermined: A good question to ask on an interview is “Why is the position currently available?” Your intentions in asking this question is to get insight as to whether this will be a good job for you. The interviewer might tell you that the previous person wasn’t comfortable cold calling and being rejected. If this is the case for you as well then it can help you decide whether or not to accept the position if/when it’s offered to you.  They …

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword” ~C. Reade

Be (B)eautiful: Sweatpants, hair tied, no make up on and you should still feel beautiful because YOU ARE! I stumbled upon this Facebook Group called Operation Beautiful and its all about spreading love and making others feel beautiful by writing positive notes  and leaving them around in public places like bathrooms, dorms,  the gym, at your job, on a desk, on someones car, anywhere! Do IT!! Be (A)uthentic: Scarves are my obsession now that the temperatures in NY have started dropping. Scarves may be the only reason I enjoy cold weather to be honest! I found this company called Letau Designs that sells beautiful  hooded and drawstring scarves. As you all know I love a unique fashion find! I have seen hooded scarves before, but the drawstring ones are new to my eyes and I am diggin’ it! What do you ladies think? Be (D)etermined: When networking it’s a good idea to write down on the business cards you receive where it was that  you actually met the person. Was it at a conference, fashion …

“A true heiress is never mean to anyone – except a girl who steals your boyfriend.” ~Paris Hilton

Be (B)eautiful: I love these rain boots from Dollhouse! They are so different from the typical style rain boots everyone rocks now. Very 60’s and very cute! I could see them being worn with jeans or a skirt/dress without looking tacky!     Be (A)uthentic: A B.A.D girl is NOT someone who is deliberately mean and hurtful to others. That person is weak and insecure. A real bad girl is someone who knows when its time to defend herself and when to put people in their place. But she is not the one attacking others for the fun of it. Be (D)etermined: Make an effort to always be on good terms with previous employers/coworkers. This is important for future job opportunities where you may need a reference, a favor, or even a possible business opportunity. It is always smart to maintain your connections with people because you never know where someone may end up (professionally) and how they may be able to help or benefit you  in the future either professionally or personally.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~Unknown

Be (B)eautiful: You can have all the success, money, and fame in the world, but at the end of the day what really matters is whose life you touched while here on this earth. It’s about supporting, helping, caring and loving those people who come into your life. Be (A)uthentic: Next time a friend comes to you with a problem, try your hardest to relate to them and share a story of a similar situation or experience and how you handled it. If you went about it the wrong way, right way, whatever, share it with them. It really helps. Be (D)etermined: It is great to be ambitious and hardworking , but don’t forget to enjoy life every now and then with the people around you. You want to be supported when you finally “make it”. Don’t forget it can be real lonely at the top if you don’t have people to share your success with.

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin

Be (B)eautiful: Every 69 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies of breast cancer. I bet you know someone who has battled with this disease, so help support the cause, every little bit helps. Visit here for ways to join the fight. Be (A)uthentic: Don’t worry about trying to know people, but rather focus on making yourself worth knowing. Be (D)etermined: When striving to achieve your goals don’t stress yourself out trying to build a mountain on your first attempt. Focus on creating a new habit that will help you achieve your goal. Do you want to run a marathon? First work on picking up the habit of running everyday. By focusing not on what you have to achieve over the course of the next year, but instead on what you are doing each day, you are focusing on something achievable. That little daily change will add up to a huge change, over time, and you will be more than happy with your results.

“It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave.” ~Tupac Shakur

Be (B)eautiful: This Food for Thought blog is really great for some inspiration besides your daily dose of SMB! 😉 Be (A)uthentic: When it comes to goal setting, be realistic with yourself and what you are capable of, but don’t ever doubt yourself.  Challenging yourself every once in a while is a good thing and its definitely NEEDED. Be (D)etermined: People say “make each day count” but how many of us actually do? I think the statement is up for interpretation. Making your day count doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. It can be something small like completing an important task at work, getting a draft of your midterm paper done, packing away your summer clothes that have been taking up space, or scheduling in some time with an old friend.  It’s about getting something done and not wasting your day.

“Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.”

Be (B)eautiful: We as women need to learn to support one another if we want to succeed. Hating on accomplishments and successes only keeps us all down as a group. If we can learn to empower each other we can take on the world. Be (A)uthentic: There are about 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., a number that comprises nearly 40% of all businesses. So don’t doubt your ability to succeed if you have a great idea. Make it happen! Be (D)etermined: It’s the point when you feel like you can’t go on anymore and you want to give up that you have to keep pushing because success is at the other side. This is a way of testing you to make sure you really deserve it. So don’t quit!

“Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home and never, never be both” ~David Brown

Be (B)eautiful: Party hard, but always keep it classy not trashy. Be (A)uthentic: If a guy calls you a bitch it’s because you struck a nerve. If they call you a heartless bitch it’s because you’ve got them running scared, but if they call you a cold, heartless bitch it’s even better because they know you are someone they will never be able to subjugate (control). p.s and those are the guys you kick to the curb!! Be (D)etermined: As a BAD Girl its known that you (and your girls) are the life of the party. So that means you are showing up late because you are  1) fashionably late or  2.) coming from a prior engagement, and 3.) you know its super lame to be there early before all the fun starts. Same goes for leaving a party, the only people hanging around are the ones with nothing better to do.  You always have something to do even if it’s just going home to snuggle with your guy. 😉

“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.” ~Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Be (B)eautiful: Thank everyone who supports you throughout the day. The list of those who you come in contact with is endless. Be (A)uthentic: Here is some food for thought: Would you want to be friends with you? Think about your friendships and how you treat people. Would you consider yourself are a great friend? Be (D)etermined: Guys hate it when you talk about your ex-boyfriend. I know us females want to be nosy and find out what the ex g/f was like b/c we want to know what attracts him and of course what she did wrong! But refrain from speaking about the ex at all costs and if he asks you questions about him keep it simple. Don’t go gushing your heart out as if he was one of your girls and not your love interest. Give him the facts of the relationship without the accusations and bull shit.  For example: We just weren’t compatible or he wasn’t ready to settle down.  And most important, always make yourself look like the innocent party. …