In my many years in the Image Industry, I often get asked by men "how do I put a wardrobe together, my clothes selection is a real mess?" It is not hard to put a quality wardrobe together that will be suitable for all occasions, but it will take some time and of course money. One of the main secrets of selecting clothes is to think "classic" and "quality" and make sure your clothes fit properly. For example, a quality suit that costs say $500 or more will look better and last longer than one that costs just $250. The fabric will be of a better quality, the style and cut will be better, and so will the fit. Therefore, your initial investment for good quality clothes will probably be higher than if you select cheap clothes, but it is the long term investment that counts here. A good quality suit could last 10 years or longer, whilst a cheap suit will have to be replaced more frequently. So whist it might appear that a "bargain" suit was more cost effective, in the long run it isn't. When putting your wardrobe together it is important to select clothes that are interchangeable. So what do I mean by being interchangeable? It means that each item of clothing will match a number of complementary items that will create many different "looks." You should strive to build your clothes selection so that at least 60-70 percent of the items in your wardrobe will be interchangeable with each other. And the best way to do this is to choose "classic" clothes to build your wardrobe around. Take a navy blue suit as an example. If it can be worn with 10 out of 15 dress shirts in your collection, then it is interchangeable. And if you have a selection of say 10 ties as well that can be interchanged with the blue suit and dress shirts, then you have many different combinations to work with. Now at the other end of the scale, if you have a suit that only looks good with say two or three of your dress shirts and probably only two or three ties, then that is not very interchangeable. I have covered a lot of guidelines for you in this book, and if you follow them, you will be able to put a wardrobe together that is right for you-for whatever business you are in, your figure style and your preferences. Looking the part-especially in business-often means the difference between engaging with your client and getting the order, or missing out and one of your competitors gets the order instead. So make sure it is you who has the confidence to go out there in this increasingly competitive business world-and one of the ways you can do this is by reading my book and making sure you always look the part! Tatyana Jacques is a professional personal and business coach. She brings her rich knowledge to the art of successful business development through: * Psychology * Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) * The power of the subconscious mind * Compatibility evaluation skills * Emphasizing the importance of creating a healthy lifestyle and maintaining well-being * Development of a personal image to achieve business success
A tired, frostbitten hunter fights wolves and a bear to get the year's Thanksgiving meal to his family - and ends up with a main course he didn't expect. Santa Claus runs into problems when an aging movie cowboy asks him for a horse. Santa manages to sneak in a special midnight snack. Every country is baffled when the director springs a new act on them. And, more . . .
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John Podlaski's encore Vietnam War novel brings back John ('Polack') Kowalski, the central character in 'Cherries', and introduces us to Louis ('LG') Gladwell, his irrepressible black friend. Polack and LG are a 'Salt and Pepper' team, best buddies and brothers in a way that only those who have fought side-by-side in a war can ever truly understand.The year is 1970, and the story follows the two soldiers - impressionable Detroit teenagers - during their long night in a Listening Post ('LP'), some 500 meters beyond the bunker line of the new firebase. Their assignment as a "human early warning system", is to listen for enemy activity and forewarn the base of any potential dangers. As they were new to the "Iron Triangle" and its reputation, little did they know that units before them lost dozens of soldiers in this nightly high-risk task and referred to those assigned as "bait for the enemy" and "sacrificial lambs".Sitting in the pitch black tropical jungle - with visibility at less than two feet - John's imagination takes hold throughout the agonizing night, and at times, transports him back to some of his most vivid childhood memories - innocent, but equally terrifying at the time.As kids, we instinctively run as fast as we can to escape imaginary or perceived danger, but as soldiers, men are trained to conquer their fears and develop the confidence to stand their ground and fight. Running is not an option.In 'When Can I Stop Running?' the author juxtaposes his nightmarish hours in the bush with some of his most heart-pounding childhood escapades. Readers will relate to the humorous childish antics with amusement; military veterans will find themselves relating to both of the entertaining and compelling recollections.
Teach your child to pray and to write at the same time. This prayer journal has two very important uses. The first of which is to record your child's prayers. When written, it becomes easy to see how and appreciate God's responses. As a result, this will encourage the growth of faith. The second use of this journal comes in the form of writing exercises to help boost thought organization.
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