COOPERATION Vs. COMPETITION {Sunday Affirmations}

tiff_rayne{At Willow Tree Women’s Circle with Fellow Style Expert + Fashion Maven, Rayne}

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Happy Sunday Sistas!

I trust you all had a wonderful weekend and are taking some quality “ME” time to prepare for a fab week ahead.  I had such a fantastic week filled with several beautiful experiences and witnessing women lifting one another up and fanning each other’s flames. You know that is what SOS is all about! This morning, I was thinking back on the week and realized the common thread weaving through each event I attended and the clients I worked with– was women were COOPERATING instead of competing! It’s remarkable when strong, confident women operate from a state of cooperation  and collaboration instead of competition. As I get older and work with more and more women, I realize those who feel the need to compete are just insecure and unsure of their gifts and talents. I know I say it often, but it’s the truth– women are truly powerful beings all on their own, but when they unite….it changes the world! All of the women I collaborated with last week work in the same industry as I do. Many women would shy away from helping someone in their industry because they would view it as competition.  When we realize that what we have to offer the world, complete with our unique abilities, personality and talents– then competition is nonexistent. I give mad props to personal stylist- Rayne Hagstrom, life coach- Kim Somers Egelsee and TV Host- Patricia Kara for operating from a higher level and helping other women to come up higher as well. You ladies inspire me!

The definition of compete: Strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same. Synonyms: contest, race, rivalry.  NO THANK YOU!

The definition of cooperate: Act jointly; work toward the same end. Assist someone or comply with their requests.  Synonyms: Collaborate, pull together. YES!!

Tiff_trish_AliveT{Fellow TV Host, Blogger + Webseries Creator, Patricia Kara}
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There is an uncomfortable feeling and tension when you are in the presence of a woman who operates from a place of competition.  Sometimes you aren’t quite sure why you feel uneasy, but you just have this urgency to get the heck away from her fast!  Then on the flip side, when you are in the presence of a nurturing powerful woman who operates from a place of cooperation… you feel plain ol’ good in her presence and your spirit is lifted.  The other beautiful thing about encouraging others and helping their dreams come to pass is that God sees your heart and He will ensure your dreams will come to pass.  HOLLA!
As we go into the new week, may we all be conscious of this principle and whoa baby— watch your flame grow brighter and your dreams come true!
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THIS WEEK I WILL….

  1. Seek out people to encourage.
  2. Operate from a place of cooperation.
  3. Appreciate my unique gifts + talents.
  4. Realize there is no competition when I am being authentic.
  5. Compliment a stranger.
  6. Walk in love no matter what.
  7. Be a world changer by starting in my own backyard.
  8. Not dummy down and dim my light.
  9. Walk my talk.
  10. Stay in peace because it’s a place of power.
  11. Help others dreams to come true!

As always, I love hearing your thoughts.

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We have a few more FANTABULOUS giveaways through the end of summer so make sure to check in on the Facebook Page for details and fun questions.

 

Fly High,

Tiff

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FASHION FRIDAY: HOW TO CHANGE UP THE MAXI [New Webisode]

Hello Summer Babies!

Do you live in your sundresses during summer, especially the long maxi sundress?  Yep, so do I. In the latest SOS webisode, I give you a few ways to style it and change it up so it doesn’t get boring. Let’s keep our maxi’s looking cute all the way through Fall.  Watch this:

One more fab way to change up your maxi is to add a blazer!  If you work in a casual stylish office, this is a great look for summer.

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tassel_goldblack copy copy{Hottest necklace of the year. Rock it with your maxi!}

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Can you believe we’re just a few days away from July? It looks like it will be another exciting month. SOS has some fab collaborations and surprises in the works, plus I will be a guest panelist alongside celebrity experts like Kerri Zane and Kym Douglas for the “Power Women in Entertainment” event on July 16th for the Willow Tree Women’s Circle.  If you live in Orange County, come out and join us. I would love to see you!

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Love, Tiff

Remember to soar with the eagles instead of pecking around with the chickens. 

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EXCITING UPDATE: New Casa for SOS! I need your help!

Hola Bonitas!

How was everyone’s March?  I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and fresh energy that comes with Springtime!  As you know, we spent almost 3 weeks on the road and can I just tell you…IT DID WONDERS FOR ME!  I know road trips aren’t for everyone, but if you put on your “Thelma & Louise” mentality (minus the final cliff scene) then it truly FREES YOUR SPIRIT!  Living in the high energy city of LA can take a toll on a Texas gal so I make it a priority to escape once or twice a year.  The break definitely makes me appreciate this one-of-a-kind, magical place that I now call HOME!  

We packed up the SOS studio before leaving on our trip and I’m excited to announce we have found a new space!  Woop Woop (hands in the air and hips wiggling)!  So, this is where YOU come in…I would love your ideas and opinions on how I should design it! The webisodes are for YOU- so why not tell me how you want it all to look?   I envision it with a similar look as my first dressing room and studio with the white built in’s, but I want to add more color this time!  Perhaps a pink wall or a bubblegum pink chaise?   I love the mixture of vintage and modern pieces too.  Give me YOUR  ideas.  This will be a work in progress over the next month and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE your help in creating the new SOS home!  I could hire a pro to help me, but I think this is more fun. Here’s a few ideas I have found on Pinterest…make your comments below!    Let’s do this together…

Crazy over splashes of bubblegum pink!

or maybe a pink wall?  Aren’t these accent pillows in turquoise divine?!

What about splashes of several colors: Pink, Turq, Yellow and Orange? (minus the busy wallpaper)

This is why I need YOUR HELP! I also love the subtle richness of white & lavender..there’s just too many choices!

Overall, I love this entire look: The pink wall, gold accent mirror, white accessories and zebra rug!

TO DIE FOR!

If you are on Pinterest, check out the board I’ve created with these ideas and make sure to follow me!  Pinterest-ing is my new fave way to unwind.  It’s brilliant, fun and sparks creativity:  http://pinterest.com/sanctuarystyle/the-sanctuary/

A lil inspiration to leave you with…

Remember to share this with your friends and leave your 2-cents and comments below!

I’m excited to announce I will be a Guest Panelist at Life Coach, Kim Somers’ Willow Tree Women’s Circle on April 12th & 17th in LA and OC.  The topic of discussion is “Power Women in Entertainment” with Award Winning Producer Kerri Zane, Peggy Tanous from Real Housewives of OC and more!  We’ll be sharing our triumphs and setbacks along our journey in the biz! Only a few seats left at both events.  Love to see you there!  

To register, go to: http://www.kimlifecoach.com/WILLOW-TREE-WOMEN-S-CIRCLE.html

Sharing the beauty+style+inspiration,

xoTiff