Girl’s night out last night and of course I stood in my closet wondering what to wear. We were going to listen to an author speak about her new book so I was trying to dress appropriately casual but comfortable. You know how hard that can be! Thank goodness for dark skinny jeans and a black blazer.
Do you have a black blazer in your closet? I think it should be one of those must-have pieces in any girl’s closet. It will never go out of style, it makes an outfit look classic and classy and it’s great a layering piece. You can wear it with jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses and yes even shorts. And great blazer doesn’t have to be expensive. I bought mine at H&M last year (they still have it) and it’s fitted which I love and well made and is under $40.00!!!
I heard Gretchen Rubin discuss her new book, “The Four Tendencies”.
Are you a rule follower? Do you struggle to achieve your own goals? Do you question everything? Or are you more of a free spirit, bucking against what’s expected?
We all fit into one of Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so understanding this framework lets us make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress and burnout, and engage more effectively. The Four Tendencies explain why we act and why we don’t act.
I discovered I am an Upholder, I follow the rules others set as well as the ones I set for myself. When they announce on the airplane it’s time to turn off your cell phones I am bothered when others don’t immediately turn off their phones. When I say I’m going to follow a new workout program and exercise 5 times a week, I do it. No excuses. When I commit, I’m all in.
It was a fun and lively discussion and today in my mind I’ve been placing everyone I talk with into one of the four tendencies.
I first discovered Gretchen Rubin a couple of years ago when I read her NY Times bestseller called The Happiness Project. It’s about her year-long quest to find happiness and if you are looking for something to read, I would highly recommend it. It’s a fast, engaging read, and you will find yourself adopting some of her techniques. Hey, the more happiness we can find in our lives I believe the better we all will be!
Last night’s event is part of Live Talk LA which is a series of on-stage conversations featuring writers, actors, musicians, humorists, artists, chefs, scientists and leaders in business. If you live in the Los Angeles area there are some great speakers scheduled, check it out – – – > https://livetalksla.org
It was an entertaining evening, I learned something new, and I am already calendaring in a couple other speaker’s scheduled for later in the year.