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EMPOWERMENT


The Power of Transformation


by Lisa van den Berg


We girls have a little se- cret weapon that is truly a blessing! “What’s that?” you say. It’s a fabulous little invention called cos- metics!


Think about it. We get to be the ones that can take the natural looks and fea- tures that we’ve been giv- en and enhance them un- til we look our best. Guys have some of the same luxury in that they can cut their hair and, for those who will actually admit it, colour it too. They can dress according to their body shape and look af- ter their weight, but all in all, we ladies have the larger range of tools at our fingertips.


When I was a little girl, I used to be absolutely fas- cinated with the pictures in all the glossy maga- zines. The features that especially captivated me were the images of make- overs and how someone


who was willing could be completely transformed with just a few tools, some special knowledge and effort.


I have carried that fasci- nation and those lessons


with me all of my life.


Take a moment to look at this equation:


Undesirable present cir- cumstance leads to moti- vation to take action.


TOOLS + KNOWLEDGE + EFFORT = DESIRED RESULT


If you’re in the place where your current cir- cumstances are undesir- able, then use them to motivate yourself to take action!


So, the first thing to do is to take a really long look at your current circum- stances. What do you like


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