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SPRING EDITION 2016 - FINDING YOUR FLOW

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How to do Relationships Is it possible to start a business

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What’s your Unique Selling Point?

JAN WARD CBE A powerhouse in ENGINEERING

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Smart & Inventive Women 2 female tech entrepreneurs helping women take charge of their lives through wearable technology


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SPRING Edition 2016 | Finding Your Flow

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Meet the women who made this edition possible. Helping you to be a better version of yoursel f.

Our Spring Contributors

For smart and inventive women Founder & Editor-in-Chief Janet Kirlew PA to the Editor-in-Chief Aimee Smith aimee@womenintradeuk.co.uk Wellbeing and Beauty Editor Elizabeth Rae info@womenintradeuk.co.uk Marketing Manager Primrose Archer sales@womenintradeuk.co.uk Your Story Team Monica Jones yourstory@womenintradeuk.co.uk ©Copyright 2016. All rights reserved. This magazine may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the publishers. Materials submitted for publication are sent at the owner’s risk and do not reflect the opinion of this publication. Any views expressed within the publication by individual authors are not necessarily the views of the publisher. Whilst care has been taken to ensure that articles published and the content of advertising are accurate, neither Women in Trade Magazine nor its agents accept any liability for loss or damage. Although Women in Trade Magazine has endeavoured to ensure that all information inside the magazine is correct, details and prices may be subject to change.

Grace Marshall Business Coach Grace Marshall is the author of How to Be REALLY Productive and the Amazon bestselling 21 Ways to Manage the Stuff That Sucks Up Your Time. She is also a Productivity Ninja with Think Productive, one of the world’s leading productivity training companies. She specialises in helping busy timejugglers find ways to get things done with less stress, less strain, and more fun, enjoyment and fulfilment. She also juggles her own two children and her coaching business. How to create your own work-life rhythm on page 104. Connect: Grace-Marshall.com | @GraceMarshall

Shelley Klammer Psychotherapist Shelley is a psychotherapist, artist and international creativity coach, who supports people to selfexpress, find emotional calm, and better understand themselves through simple and accessible spontaneous art and writing practices. Cultivating intuition with creativity on page 44.

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Editor‟s Letter

Image credits: (top) Lipsy London Love Michelle Keegan, (bottom) Paul Bricknell taken from Knitting for the absolute beginner

Finding your FLOW

T My picks from the Spring Edition

“Your life has a natural motion. Surrendering reveals how flowing this life could be.” Kelly Martin his edition is about finding your flow, understanding your unique selling point, discovering who you are and increasing your personal power.

The core message is that, whether you‟re an entrepreneur, tradeswoman, business-owner or someone who has a 9-5 job, the work goes beyond the pen pot, desk tidy, PowerPoint presentation and tool kit. Feeling good about ourselves and what we do for a living is what keeps us going, which in return creates good energy that we can use as a personal tool to have a happier and healthier life. You can have it all; you just need to find the right balance. In this edition we feature two inspiring tech entrepreneurs who teach us how to manage our health and protect ourselves from being abused through beautiful, wearable technology. Who would have thought that we would one day be wearing jewellery that can do all these things? Amazing! I was inspired by our spring cover queen‟s story. Many of you may know Anjula Mutanda from her appearances as a psychology expert on Big Brother, The Wright Stuff and ITV‟s This Morning. Her expertise hasn‟t come from training and hard work alone; many of the lessons she now teaches she learned the hard way. Anjula has come to recognise universal themes among the people she helps – that a lack of love and understanding can have a dramatic psychological impact on a person‟s life, and can lead to troubled relationships – and she has some tips for tackling these problems. What‟s cooking in our spring mind body boosts? Well, your favourite hobby could actually be good for you! We explore the world of knitting, and how it can be used to combat anxiety and depression. I hope you enjoy reading this edition as much as we enjoyed putting it together. It's nice to know that even after two years we are still going strong and touching people's lives, deeply. Its not just about business, it‟s about the whole you. So welcome to another exciting year! I just love the frosty spring mornings, and I enjoy watching the sun gently melting away the frost on cars and garden sheds as I hug my cup of Options Mint Chocolate. Roll on summer...see you then!

Janet

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SPRING

Spring Cover Queen:

ANJULA Mutanda

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Smart & Inventive Women: Beautiful, wearable technology made by women for women. Bellabeat health tracker and Athena safety jewellery. By Janet Kirlew

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How they made it to the top:

Engineering NEWS 38

Renée Elliott, founder of the organic supermarket chain Planet Organic says “it took me a while to figure out my path.”

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SPRING COVER QUEEN: Anjula Mutanda talks relationships. “Working with people at such a personal and deep level is an incredible privilege.”

By Janet Kirlew

Mechanical engineer Jan Ward is a powerful female asset to the engineering industry. Recently her achievements have been recognised with both an honorary doctorate and a CBE.

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7 musts for starting a business without capital. So many of us dream of starting a business, but without capital is it really possible?

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BRITISH FEMALE DESIGNERS ROCK: The illuminating career of lighting designer Hannah Nunn. “This is my world – the world of the maker.”

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The Unique Selling Point buster. The best way to stand out in business is to find your USP.

By Clare Diston


Inside this issue... 90

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Smart & Inventive Ideas: Reducing assaults, Athena safety jewellery.

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Self 30

Finding your flow. Flow is the ultimate commitment to living in the present moment and there are plenty of ways to go about finding it.

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5 ways to be more confident. Know yourself, make eye contact and take risks.

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Cultivating intuition with creativity. Do you allow yourself to feel difficult emotions?

By Shelley Klammer

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3 ways to increase your personal power. Since its source is in your strength and confidence, you can increase it through positive affirmation.

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In my quiet space: Who do you think you are? Our editor-in-chief talks to us about the distorted visions we have of ourselves.

Spring Mind Body Boosts: THE

104 How to create your own work-life rhythm.

TRUTH ABOUT KNITTING. In a study carried out by The British Journal of Occupational Therapy it was found that 81% of subjects with depression reported feeling much happier after knitting. Image (above) by Paul Bricknell.

In Every Issue

It’s time to adapt your work to fit your life, not the other way around. By Grace Marshall

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Image: Lipsy London Love Michelle Keegan


Finding your flow...

“When you flow like water you bring all of your talents and resources to your creative work... Flow around every obstacle you encounter, including any you've erected yourself.� - Eric Maisel


SMART INVENTIVE WOMEN THE LATEST SMART NEWS, INVENTIONS, RESEARCH AND MORE

Women in Trade Magazine is for smart, inventive women, and this spring we have a lot of them. She‟s smart, witty, beautiful and courageous. She‟s unstoppable, inventive and refuses to give up. Is that you? By Janet Kirlew Photography (above) by Ian P Gervais | Model: Stephanie Adair

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SMART SELF-DEFENCE device page 20

SMART HEALTH TRACKER device page 16

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Wearable Technology

SMART INVENTIVE Ideas: Health Tracker

Through wearable technology Bellabeat helps women achieve a better, healthier lifestyle by bringing them intuitive wellness tools, and encouraging them to take care of their health.

LEAF by Bellabeat

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ounded in 2014, Bellabeat creates beautiful, innovative products that help women easily track their overall health and wellness, and connect to their bodies and minds. Bellabeat has always been inspired by the beauty and power of nature, and this is incorporated into all of their products. "The problem with most health trackers out there today is the fact that you can spot them from a mile away,� says Urska Srsen, co-founder of Bellabeat. “One look at the robust, rubber bands and you know you're looking at a piece of wearable technology before asking a single question. When we first started thinking about the LEAF, we didn't want it to just be a good health tracker - we wanted it to be beautiful as well." They have achieved this with their stylish and smart jewellery product, the LEAF. Ever since its debut in late autumn of 2014, the LEAF has been a hit among women who want to take care of their bodies. Designed by a woman, for women, the LEAF does everything a health tracker should do, and then some.

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LEAF Features 

Measures sleep: the LEAF logs sleep quality and quantity, giving the user insight into the number of hours and percentage quality of their sleep, allowing them to identify what type of day or activity leads to a better night's sleep.

Tracks activity: the LEAF measures daily movement and burned calories and allows the user to set daily goals to keep themselves motivated. The app will also let users enter specific sports and activities, giving a detailed overview of their movement throughout the day.

Monitors reproductive health: the LEAF gives a detailed overview of the user's menstrual cycle, and helps women trying to conceive to identify ovulation days and increase their chances of successful conception. The period part of the app is also equipped with witty notes designed to brighten up the user during PMS.

Reduces stress: the built-in breathing exercises help the LEAF user cope with stress. By cross-referencing the breathing data with the amount of stress the user might be feeling, the LEAF allows the user to learn which breathing exercises help minimise stress.

Keeps things on schedule: the smart alarm feature within the LEAF app lets the user set reminders for things like taking their pill on time or getting tampons. There's a wake-up alarm option and an inactivity alert that warns the user if they've been inactive for too long.

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Q&A with the founder

URSKA SRSEN

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SMART INVENTIVE Ideas: Health Tracker

Bellabeat founder Urska Srsen made Forbes‟ „30 Under 30‟ list of entrepreneurs under 30 years old. We asked her about the inspiration behind her product, the LEAF. Q&A

SMART & INVENTIVE WOMAN:

Urska Srsen Wit: It is amazing what you have created and it was very smart to make something that looks so good. What inspired you to create such a wonderful and wearable health tracker?

Urska: I’ve always been very sporty and health-oriented throughout my life, and when the first wearables came out I was amongst the early adopters. I was disappointed, though, when the products did not offer me anything outside of fitness tracking, which was especially frustrating when my life was taken over by work and it became harder and harder to maintain the level of activity I wanted to be doing. I wanted something beautiful, something I'd be able to incorporate into every outfit, and something natural and pure.

WiT: How did the name come about? Urska: It was really a matter of design. We were exploring different textures and materials, and while playing with wood the shape came naturally, and after that the name. It was a perfect fit.

WiT: What has been the most challenging step in building Bellabeat? Urska: The hardest obstacle was to develop a system that would adjust to tracking a woman’s health throughout all the changes her body goes through in her life. It’s a very complicated process, especially because we’re the first ones trying it, but my favourite part is when we get positive feedback from our users. That gives us the material and energy to work on and develop our products to perfection.

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Wearable Technology Made by a Woman for Women Another piece of wearable technology making waves is the Athena from ROAR for Good, a discreet wearable for women‟s self-defence, created by entrepreneur Yasmine Mustafa.

SMART INVENTIVE Ideas: Self-defence device

ROAR for Good ATHENA safety jewellery

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n recent years wearable technology has progressed in both popularity and sophistication, but it isn’t just about health trackers and smart watches. In fact, there is one important area in which wearables could be used not only to enhance but also to save lives. According to recent research, each year in England and Wales approximately 85,000 women and 12,000 men are raped, and nearly half a million adults experience sexual assault. In the USA one person is raped or sexually assaulted approximately every 107 seconds. These shocking statistics show just how widespread and common attacks of this nature can be, proving that something needs to be done to increase personal safety. That’s where wearables come in, and one of the people at the forefront of pairing cutting-edge technology with self-defence is Yasmine Mustafa, marketing consultant and founder of the company ROAR for Good, which produces the Athena personal alarm. After hearing and reading numerous stories about women being attacked both abroad and at home, Yasmine felt inspired to take action. “I was looking at it like, ‘Someone has to do something about this. This is ridiculous’,” she said. “It inspired ROAR for Good.” So she set out to create a wearable self-defence tool that would help to deter attacks and keep its users safe. At first she considered wearable weapons, but then she realised that something portable, discreet and technologically smart would be far more useful for everyday living, so she created Athena.

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Yasmine Mustafa, Co-Founder & CEO of ROAR for good. She‟s reducing assaults through the Athena safety jewellery.

Athena is both a smart self-defence device and a fashionable piece of jewellery, which can be worn as a necklace or clipped onto a handbag or belt. Once pressed, Athena emits a loud alarm designed to deter attackers, and sends a distress text message with the user’s current location to their emergency contacts. Of course, in some situations a victim does not want their attacker to know they have sent a signal, so Athena has a ‘silent mode’ which sends the messages without setting off the alarm. This innovative device, which weighs just one ounce, did receive some criticism at first from people claiming that it perpetuates assault culture by focussing on equipping victims rather than educating attackers. But Yasmine fully understands that self-defence is not the only solution for ending sexual crimes and, through ROAR, she helps to spread awareness and fund courses about sexual assault and consent. She says, “There is no technology that is going to help our dream, which is that these kinds of devices will no longer be needed one day. So it’s really the education that’s key.”


SMART INVENTIVE Ideas: Self-defence device

Athena emits a loud alarm designed to deter attackers, and sends a distress text message with the userâ€&#x;s current location

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SMART INVENTIVE Ideas: Self-defence device Yasmine is not alone in this dream. She has the whole ROAR team behind her, including investor and entrepreneur Anthony Gold, who has worked for many years to champion the underprivileged and empowering women. When discussing his work with ROAR, he said, “We want to not only imagine a violence-free world, but we also want to help bring it one step closer to reality.”

We spoke to ROAR for Good founder and creator of the Athena wearable safety device, Yasmine Mustafa, about why wearable technology is the future of selfdefence. Q&A

SMART WOMAN:

The Co-Founders: (left) Anthony Gold CTO & (right) Yasmine Mustafa CEO

Yasmine Mustafa WiT:

It is amazing what you have created and it was very smart to make something that looks so good. What inspired you to create such a wonderful and wearable self-defence device?

Yasmine: In the summer of 2013 I decided to go on a 6month solo trek across South America. Everywhere I went I kept hearing stories about or meeting women who would share horrific experiences of times they had been assaulted. A week after I returned to Philadelphia, a woman was brutally raped a block from my apartment. That’s the moment the company behind Athena, ROAR for Good, was born.

WiT: What changes would you like to see?

How will Athena be different from other protection devices currently on the market?

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Yasmine: I started thinking about what women do now to protect themselves, and self-defence tools like pepper spray and tasers came to mind. In a panic situation you have to pull them out of your pocket and purse, so I started thinking, “How do we make them more accessible?” After talking to thousands of women, I discovered that most don’t like existing devices - they find them intimidating, difficult to use and bulky. In short, they feel like they are carrying weapons that can be turned against them. From there I found that fashionable jewellery that doubles as a safety device is both more accessible and easier to reach. We also talked to self-defence instructors and police officers, who helped us to determine that an alarm could be an effective deterrent. The silent mode was added after testing the device with sororities across Philadelphia. Everything has been designed with the aim of deterring attacks and getting help.


WiT: ROAR is part of a wider movement to bring about change. What is your ‘pay-it-forward’ challenge?

Yasmine: We don’t want to simply create products. We want to transform society, and that’s why, for each Athena sold, we donate a portion of proceeds to programs that teach young children about empathy and consent – programs proven to decrease violence and truly make a difference.

WiT: How can more women get involved with software development and programming?

Yasmine: As a non-technical person trying to start a technical company, I ran into some trouble when I was building ROAR, so I got involved with the organisation Girl Develop It, and decided to bring it to Philadelphia. Girl Develop It was started in New York by two women who were the only females in their computer science degrees. Fed up with the low numbers of women and the intimidating environment that arose from them being minorities, they banded together to create an empowering, judgementfree, affordable environment in which women can learn how to code. We provide introductory classes on creating a website, a mobile app, a game and so on. These classes are taught by developers in the field and are held on weeknights and weekends to make it easier for women who want to try the classes or transition careers. Overall we’ve had 60,000 women attend in the US alone, and we are receiving touching stories every day of how it has impacted their lives, income and confidence. roarforgood.com


7 musts for starting a business

without capital

Images: Marks and Spencer


7 musts for starting a business without capital So many of us dream of starting a business, but without capital is it really possible? The answer is yes, and with little or even no money it might be more achievable than you think.

1. Use what you know: Starting a business based around skills you already have – such as writing, cooking, programming or painting – will mean you won’t have to start from scratch or pay for outside advice and training. Your existing skills are your foundation; you can build from there.

2. Sell your services: A business that requires production costs or rental fees will be harder to get off the ground than a business that sells a service. If you start out by selling just your time and knowledge then you won’t have to face big expenditures right at the beginning.

3. Resell products: Hugely successful clothing companies have started by selling garments from car boot sales, and furniture boutiques have grown out of people upcycling in their backyards. If you can’t afford to make the products you want to make straightaway, start by reselling similar products until you have the capital you need.

4. Tell everyone: Friends, family, colleagues, strangers on the bus… You never know where your next lead might come from so don’t be afraid to tell people what you do, and make use of free social media platforms. Even if the people you tell don’t need your business, they might know someone who does.

5. Watch your spending: It may sound obvious, but when you’re caught up in the initial excitement it can be tempting to shell out on swanky business cards or a flashy website. Instead take a step back and think: do you really need this, and can you do it yourself at a lower cost? As soon as you rein in your spending, you can make some real savings.

6. Hustle: When it comes to drumming up business, it is not the time to be shy. You may have to cold call, knock on doors, hand out flyers or barter with people you’ve only just met. Seeking out your next job is the end goal, and you’ll need to be prepared to dedicate time to making it happen.

7. Don’t underestimate ‘sweat equity’: If you’re really determined to make your business work, there is no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and doing the work yourself. Want to start a cleaning business? Then you should be the first one with a scrubbing brush in hand. Even if you don’t plan on doing the frontline work forever, doing it in the early stages will stand you in great stead with your future employees.

8. Use free and cheap resources: Thanks to the internet it’s possible to learn and achieve all kinds of things without even leaving your sofa. Sites like Gumtree can help you to kit out a new office on a budget, Gov.uk offers free advice about financing, taxes and local support, and bloggers and YouTubers can give you the lowdown on your field from the perspective of people who have already tried it. There’s never been a better time to start a business, so what are you waiting for? SPRING 2016 Women in Trade 27


Finding your

FLOW Self

Have you ever been so absorbed in a project you are passionate about that you lost track of time? This is „flow‟, and consistently finding it can make you happier and more successful. Photographer: Alex Moldovan | Model: Jayanne Westerman

Are you happy? It is a question we ask ourselves all the time, but it can also be one of the most difficult to answer.

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ecent studies have shown that, overall, the UK is quite a happy country, with 75.9% of people claiming that they are generally satisfied

with their lives. But that still leaves almost a quarter of the population unsatisfied and, as we all know, happiness is by no means a constant. In his book The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama says, “happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events,” suggesting that the power to be happy lies within all of us. So if that is the case, how can we release that power? The key to finding both satisfaction and success in life could lie in finding your ‘flow’. This is the state in which a person becomes so absorbed in their work that they lose all track of time. “Being in flow is when you are in the ‘zone’,” say Flow Finders International, “when everything seems to happen effortlessly. And it has one very important consequence – that of happiness in your life.” Flow is the ultimate commitment to living in the present moment and there are plenty of ways to know when you have found it.

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SPRING Edition 2016 | Finding Your Flow

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Roasted Fried Chilli Recipe and images taken from EAT CLEAN: WOK

YOURSELF TO HEALTH by Ching-He Huang

Photographer: Myles New


WiT: What are the health benefits of Chilli?

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Ching: Chilli, along with garlic and ginger, are really the holy trinity of Chinese cooking. Full of vitamin C (especially fresh red chillies), their spicy properties contain carotene, as well as iron, magnesium and potassium. They are also thermogenic, meaning they speed up your metabolism and give you a much needed boost. They add bags of flavour and can also be used dried as condiments. So make the most of fresh, dried and different varieties. Delicious! - Ching-He Huang

Roasted Fried Chilli 4 tablespoons rapeseed oil 125g/4oz whole dried red chillies Heat a wok (or pan) over a high heat, add the rapeseed oil and stir-fry the whole chillies for 1-2 minutes or until dark red in colour. Don’t allow them to burn. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels. Put the chillies in a mortar, then pound with the pestle until they are broken up into very small pieces. Store in a sealed container in a cool place.

Per serving (1tsp) Cals | Protein (g) | Carbs (g) | Sugar (g) | Fat (g) | Sat Fat (g) | Fibre (g) | Sodium (mg) 6 0.2 11 0.6 0.2 0 0.4 1

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Fun and flirty bras for spring

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f it’s time to give your underwear drawer a spring clean ready for a new season of fun in the sun, there are a few things you should know. When it comes to style, pretty pinks, fabulous florals and lovely lace are all turning up the heat. As for fit, the perfect springtime bra will keep you comfortable and supported when you’re out and about, at work and at play. Feeling inspired? Next’s bras are professional, fun and perfect to go under any business suit or summer dress.

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The right bra for

breast health

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ooking for a bra that feels good and does good? A supportive, comfortable bra can help to keep your breasts firm, so whether you’re after lingerie that is stylish or professional make sure you find the perfect fit. Forget tight straps and unshapely underwires – correctly fitted, your dream bra can keep you in shape and looking great. And thanks to Next’s range of beautiful bras, there’s no reason every one of your bras shouldn’t look good, feel comfortable, and offer you all the support you need to keep your breasts healthy.


3 ways to increase

your

personal

power Image: Lipsy London


3 ways to increase your personal power By Janet Kirlew Your personal power is the influence you have over the people around you, and it can help you to become a better person. Since its source is in your strength and confidence, you can increase your personal power through positive affirmation. Increase Power 1 Affirm Pick a positive affirmation that you can easily remember and comfortably Image: Lipsy London repeat. You will know when you have found your affirmation because it will come naturally and you will not need to write it down. It will come from within, or from your source, guide, god or whatever you believe in. For those who are naturally in tune with their inner voice, sit quietly and see what comes; pay attention to the quiet, subtle phrases that you hear. It could be something as simple as "It will be ok." Only you will know what it means as it will touch something deep inside and the meaning will be profound. When you say it, it will change everything, remove your anxiety and give you inner strength. You will feel refreshed and clearer. Examples: I like my hair, I feel happy, I'm stronger, I can do it, I sleep easily, I feel good, I have healthy eyes, my hair is growing stronger, I love my body, I expect good news, today is a good day, men love me, women love me, I’m good enough, I am an amazing creator.

Increase Power 2 Repetition is key We think of a lot of things during the day. If you listen to all the noise in your head you can probably hear music playing over and over, or yourself repeating conversations from the day before and going over arguments and disagreements. When you repeatedly use your chosen affirmation these distractions will fade away. You will begin to feel stronger inside and you may even feel warm and tingly. People will look at you more because of your inner glow. Example: Someone decided to walk around all day saying to themselves, “I am extremely attractive,” over and over again. They made a conscious effort to repeat this statement to see if it would work. All day that person found that people kept looking at them; they got more smiles, people offered their seats on the train, and attractive people were drawn to them. At first this person felt uncomfortable because they were not used to others even looking at them, and certainly not in a positive way. They began to think that something was wrong with them, but after a day or two they realised that it was the affirmation they were saying. Without realising it they had become more attractive and magnetic.

Increase Power 3 Stick with it Make the daily decision / Be patient / Stick with it Set your intention to say your affirmation every day, or at any time that you find your mind wandering and worrying about things. Do this until it becomes easier and more natural. Make this part of your life and you will become stronger, think clearer, make firm decisions, and begin to see what is not working for you and how to change it. You will notice the difference when you reframe negative thoughts with positive ones; you will also stand differently and feel taller. This works the same in every area of your life. So let's get affirming and remember, practice makes perfect! SPRING 2016 Women in Trade 39


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