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March VIP - Sara McCoy
Wardrobe Budget
What’s your budget this year for work attire?  Or maybe you have work attire covered but you’re weak in every day casual wear. Whatever it might be that is needed, start by making a list of what’s missing in your wardrobe and I promise you it “will come to you.” It won’t come without doing some shopping, but it will appear if you are specific enough about what you want and diligently search for it. Clothing, shoes, belts, etc., usually fall into 2 categories: Category 1 – not very interesting to shop for and Category 2- so fun and I get an emotional charge when I see something I like. Men and women alike seem to be more excited about shoes these days and there are no limits to your options. However, you just might need to spend more time on the articles of clothing that don’t excite you but will showcase items you do like. I often find that women spend more money on shoes and tops but have a limited variety in their pants or skirts because tops are easier to fit. Identify a dollar amount you’re going to allocate and make a list – a very specific list of what you want to add to your wardrobe selection to fill in the gaps. 
Online Shopping Tips
If you’re like me, you get unsolicited ads on Instagram that eventually catch your attention. They know our interests so we are knowledgeably targeted with their solicitations. Usually when you look at clothing online, you have to envision your body proportions in that style all while thinking you’ll be getting the same perceived attire. Beware of articles offered under $100 – (like these two pictured) …. the worst quality and fabric imaginable. How do I know? ☹ I tried it…once!
Body Language
What is your “tell”? I am a big fan of reading body language, even if it’s my own. Ready to have our photo taken, my stork pose is a dead give away that I am happy. Happy with the well-dressed man next to me or the company of my friend Donna? Probably…but also really happy that it was the end of a deposition I had to give that resulted in a round one WIN for our team. One leg raised is a feminine gesture and I will try to be more aware and avoid this stance moving forward. Knowing what to do with our arms and hands is often the most challenging and getting our shoulders to relax is always a must. Pull yourself up as tall as possible when taking a photo whether you are standing or sitting – you’ll like the results.
Book Reviews
This book was excellent! Do you want to better understand your personality triggers? This is an excellent resource. You know that time when you appear to be “not your better self?” My trigger is perceived mediocrity and someone’s lack of interest in quality performance. Unfortunately, my response to this personality type is anger. Yep - not pretty.  I purchased the audio version and I was pleased with both the content and the delivery. The voice of the narrator can make a big difference in our enjoyment. Tip: when purchasing an audio book, it can be a good idea to listen to the narrator ahead of time online before making the decision to purchase. 
Grooming Tips - Men
Being well groomed will always be the recommendation I give men in order to get or keep the job they want. Casual attire might be more prevalent in the industry you want to join, but five considerations that need your effort still hold: 1) Your health and fitness – look like you value yourself so others will do the same; 2) Your teeth – you don’t see them, but others do. Whitening your yellow teeth can make a huge improvement and, of course, see your hygienist regularly; 3) Get a great haircut…there is no bad hair - there are only inexperienced stylists that don’t know how to best cut your hair; 4) Facial hair is absolutely fine if it looks tight and trimmed; and 5) A button-down shirt with a collar will always trump a cotton T-shirt, unless you add a sports jacket over that t-shirt. 😊 
Skin Care
Collagen – Yes or No? I use it in the powdered form every day. It has little to no flavor and no apparent side effects. If it will help my skin or my joints, I am all for it.  We’ll see 😊  

From WebMD: “Just in the last few years, there have been some impressive studies showing that ingestible collagen can indeed impact the appearance of skin,” says Bowe. One 2014 study of 69 women ages 35 to 55 found that those who took 2.5 or 5 grams of collagen daily for 8 weeks showed a lot of improvement in skin elasticity, compared with those who didn’t take it. The science is truly in its infancy.
Where's Janice?
March 14: ARCC Business Consulting – San Diego, CA
March 28: ARCC Business Consulting – San Diego, CA
April 13: Keynote Speaker – Convergent Dental – Scottsdale, AZ
April 16-17: In Office Consulting – Madison, AL
April 25-27: Star of the North Dental Meeting – Minneapolis, MN
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