Thursday, June 16th

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by gmt

wfaa.com

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 5:30 AM

 

DRESS FOR SUCCESS
 
 
Stop and shop this weekend at The Limited at the Stonebriar location, money will be donated to Dress for Success Dallas. Dress for Success Dallas is one of over 150 nonprofit affiliates worldwide, whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by helping them look and feel their best to help gain and retain meaningful employment. This is a great opportunity to save money on the latest trends, as well as a way to support a local charitable organization!
The Limited Grand Opening Weekend Shopping Event is Friday – Sunday, June 17-19. No RSVP required. Stop in and receive a FREE canvas tote with any purchase and a chance to win a $500 card. Receive 40% off your entire purchase. A percentage of sales from the weekend will benefit Dress for Success Dallas.
Dress for Success provides work-appropriate clothing to disadvantaged women who are entering the workforce.  For more information, please visit www.dressforsuccess.org.
 
 
TIM SANDERS/ HOW TO SNAP OUT OF A FUNK
 
 
Written by : Tim Sanders
A few weeks ago, on the road, I came down with a bad mood. 
I say, 'came down,' because it's like a flu for your spirit.  It hits you, you feel it, your energy flows to it and life isn't fun.  I woke up tired, violated a TWAR rule (don't go online first thing in the morning) and through a link, read something that set me off.  I worked, holed up in my hotel room, until lunch, then groused around until my 'gig' that afternoon.  Took a deep breath, thinking I could shake it all off and rock-the-mic, and took the stage.
On a scale of one to ten, at best, I gave a 7 that day.  And that's NOT acceptable.  Sure, it was a promo gig for TWAR (one of three dozen), but still, I should strive for a 9 every single time!  The reality is, when your mood state is sour or low, you physically cannot deliver your best.  You have voices in your head, limiting your concentration.  Your appearance and tone betray your mood, taking away your ability to resonate. 
Sure it happens to all of us, and often, we just write off the experience as "woke up on the wrong side of the bed."  But since then, I've figured out my funk-busting strategy for next time.  Here are the key pieces of advice:
1 - Feed Your Mind A Good Breakfast (every single time!) - Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?  Because it establishes your metabolism and gives you fuel.  This is true for your mind/emotions too.  Be very purposeful that you'll be grateful, read good stuff for confidence and talk to someone that's equally positive.  Then, face your day with an ounce of prevention from funk.
VISUAL- Literally have a sampling of HEALTHY GOOD FOR YOUR MIND BREAKFAST ITEMS!
2 - Love Your Coming Day - Think about what's on your calendar for the day and be grateful for the opportunities it brings you.  Too often, we think 'I have to go do this-or-that' and the mindset is all wrong.  Later, if you blow it, you'll realize it was an opportunity all along.  Also, love the people you will spend time with or serve in the coming day.  Re-connect with your purpose (which should be service related) and let that fire you up.
VISUAL- DESK CALENDAR, OR A “CUSTOMIZED” FOCUS SHEET WITH AN AREA TO FILL OUT A DAILY PURPOSE AND/OR ACCOMPLISHMENT
3 - Be Playful With Others - If you suspect that you aren't in the best of moods, fake-it-till-you-make it works.  Be a little irreverent, playful and joke around.  Horseplay is contagious, and so long as you don't let your mood convert playful into hurtful humor, you'll be OK.  I've done this before, and it bleeds into your performance, causing you to smile and be more gracious in the moment.
VISUAL- NOT SURE HERE, AN ILLUSTRATION OF HOW LAUGHTER IS CONTAGIOUS or A WHOOPI CUSHION or GOOFY MAGIC TRICK?
4 - Use A Mood Crutch - For some, it might be a playlist of makes-you-happy music.  Listen to four of five tunes on your iPod before daily performances/tasks for a boost.  For others, reach out to your laugh line.  Someone who is always positive for you.  Confess you fear you are in a bad mood and ask him/her to tell you something funny or exciting.  Pick up a Good Book that inspires you and invest ten minutes reading from it.  Those authors are there for you.  Don't go down alone!
VISUAL- HAVE AN iPOD WITH A STACK OF CD’S, A BOOK OF JOKES, OR A BOOK OF INSPIRATION
5 - Think About Something You Are Looking Forward To - Visualize your coming vacation, party or concert you are attending.  Imagine all the sights, sounds and experiences you'll have.  Connect the coming day's work with these opportunities in your life, because you can't be hateful when you are grateful.
VISUAL- MAYBE A CUT OUT OF A HAPPY PLACE, OR PICTURE OF WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO BE VACATIONING SOON, OR YOUR KIDS OR YOUR PETS, ETC...
 
 
FATHER’S DAY GIFTS/ GALLERIA DALLAS
 
 
 
13350 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
 
All the products featured on today’s show are available at Galleria Dallas.
 

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