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How much has beauty got to do with success or fame?

How much has beauty got to do with success or fame?

meri funny facesYou’d think one might consider it a gift, and easy entry… and yet.

Speaking from personal experience, the little that I have, my good looks have always been noticed at the most unflattering times.

After a concert:

Audience member: wow, congratulations, you’re a good..

Musician: Yeah, I know, she’s hot, isn’t she? O.o

Music contest:

Judge: hey you have a wonderful voice, but that dress!

hmmm, thank you?

I know it’s not modest of me to consider myself pretty, if I deny it I’m a hypocrite, if I admit it I’m arrogant or cocky.. but people keep reminding you of it every second, even when you personally are not thinking about “it”, so there you go, you just can’t get any of this right. Seems like you have to proof your worth twice as hard in everything you do, and add to that the “woman” factor.

Yes, being a woman is hard as it is. Everyone seems obliged to tell you that you look great, oh yeah and sing well too. What happened to sincere, honest recognition of a person’s ability to sing and perform? and all those other qualities that go way further than skin deep?The world is not a beauty contest and I would have definitely not come this far had I NOT been good at what I do.

I speak for all those women out there you have to struggle with superficial, at times inappropriate, comments that diminish who we truly are, by people who think they are paying us a tribute.

What else comes with it?

…envy, distrust, plain hatred, jealousy, competitiveness, back-stabbing and fake smiling…

But don’t worry, you look fabulous anyway!

Who cares for all that other stuff.

(sarcasm)

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Being a motivational coach!

Something really exciting is happening … It’s been a year since I started my new life-style, eating healthy, working out but most importantly running.

I’m proud to say many people have started following my footsteps around me. My sister lost 22kg since I lost 11kg (setting the example), it took some time but eventually she understood that she too could really make it once and for all and never go back to dieting again as this time round it had to be FOR GOOD!

What amazes me is how some young women from my singing school have started looking up to me. They want to train with me and they’re very enthusiastic about all the running going on.

I have to say I’m really honored because so far at least 6 people have started running, eating healthier and one has even stopped smoking since she started jogging!

I’m trying to fit in all these runs in my busy work schedule, I think it’s worth all the time invested in healthy  relationships with people. Most importantly it will help me achieve my goal of running 21km in April!

YEAY

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WM

The Noticer

I just finished reading this book by Andy Andrews, “The noticer”, has anyone read it? I read it in 2 days basically, easy read but beautiful content. It spoke about a new perspective in life. Small things that make a difference and how focusing on something positive or negative is our own choice. When we choose to concentrate on the positive or negative all we do is make the object of our thoughts bigger and bigger, in other words: whatever you focus on increases… Do you have personal experience of this? If so please do share. I also liked the concept of everyone either being in a crisis, coming out of a crisis or heading for a crisis. Some pages were quite emotional and educational to read. I would suggest it to anyone who is currently going through some tough times or has lost his/her way. This book is truly filled with some interesting perspective on how to live your life, we all have a lot to give, no matter our age, race, financial situation, period in life or experience. I’m looking forward to buying “The traveler’s gift” by the same author and reading other motivational, educational, books that really lift one’s spirit and teach one to be a better version of himself/herself.

Have a good weekend my virtual friends and readers.

WM