Monochromatic Style and a Manager's Mindset

Photographer-Kofi James

Dress-Zara | Shoes-Katy Perry

Thing to remember this week:

1. You bring something unique and special to your environment. This goes for work, home, school or whatever place you find yourself in. While everyone in a work environment is replaceable, no one will work like you. So make excellence a habit and encourage excellence in those around you.

2. Your contributions deserve to be acknowledged. With training, anyone can execute a job, but it takes time to perform a job well. That may result in working overtime and sacrificing your personal life. You deserve to be thanked for going above and beyond.

3. Hard work does not always pay off when you think it should, but you it will pay off. You are worthy of every good thing that happens to you. You deserve to be celebrated and to feel appreciated.

4. Celebrate yourself. You don't have to wait for someone to point out how wonderful you.

5. Do not shoot down an idea without presenting a better one. Anyone can point out a problem, but managers much more appreciate people who provide solutions after identifying problems.

6. Recognize when it's time to walk away.

7. Everyone does not deserve to experience your magic.

Notes on my outfit:

I never did a photoshoot when I originally wore this dress (on the eve of my birthday in August) so I decided to shoot it for the blog last weekend. I bought this dress for my birthday because it made me feel good and it was cheap (like $12 cheap I think). I got the shoes to match because I'm worth it and the details make me happy. It's okay to treat yourself every once in a while.

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