Compete less, Encourage More

Great article I read from Inside-Out Simplicity
Hope you enjoy it like I did!

This spring, I ran my first marathon. Going in, the endeavor was about realizing a dream and proving to myself that I could do it. However, along the way, I experienced countless other benefits. I got into shape (just in time for summer), I enjoyed hours of quiet reflection on my life, and I learned some valuable lessons about life. In short, it became a true life-changing experience.

Of all the life-changing lessons I learned, perhaps the most significant was the importance of competing less and encouraging more. Marathon runners are notorious for offering encouragement to one another. They understand an important race principle: there is room at the finish line for all of us. It isn’t all about winning or losing, it’s about the experience and being in it together. As a result, the entire 26.2 mile race was filled with encouragement from bystanders and competitors completely committed to helping the other racers finish strong.

Those of us seeking simplicity can learn a lot from marathon runners. Admittedly, I have spent most of my years on earth competing against others rather than encouraging them in the journey. It was so important for me to succeed that I often tore others down rather than building them up. Looking back, I owe them all an apology. I wish I had competed less and encouraged more.

I have come to realize that the mindset of competition is based on a faulty premise. It assumes there is a finite sized pie – that one more success in another’s life equals one less success in mine. But quite frankly, this thinking is incorrect. The size of the pie is not finite.

In reality, the pie keeps growing. Another’s success does not mean I have less shot at it. In fact, another’s success can actually be my success if I had an opportunity to encourage and promote them along the way!

This is a life-changing revelation and important key to experiencing simplicity in life.

To put this into practice, try some of these practical, mind-set changing ideas to encourage others:

  • Refuse to speak negatively of other people (publically or privately).
  • Send consumers to other competing businesses if they can better meet their individual needs.
  • Use cards, telephone calls, and emails to offer encouragement to those around you.
  • Publicly promote other people’s success stories.
  • Ask how you can come alongside to help.
  • Share your ideas with others. The free-flow of information will always come back around to you.
  • Attend local, community events and promote a “teammate mentality.”

This world has always been big enough for all of us. I just wish it hadn’t taken a 4½ hour run for me to figure that out.

ViaInside-Out Simplicity

Monday just got a little brighter...

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We know Mondays can be one of the harder days of the week, so occasionally while working the ins&out of the day, I do a little online fashion blog browsing and happily I stumbled upon someone with a lot of style and had to share a few of my favorite outfits of hers from her blog: Style by Kling

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Nous savons lundi peut être un des jours les plus difficiles de la semaine, donc de temps en temps tout en travaillant les tenants et hors de la journée, je fais un mode en ligne peu blog de navigation et heureusement je suis tombé sur quelqu'un qui a beaucoup de style et a dû partager quelques-unes des mes tenues préférées de la sienne de son blog: Style par Kling


EDWS boutique has a theme song...

I have not heard of a boutique having a theme song, but that's another reason why I love EDWS. Glad I listened to it because it came me a greater insight of EDWS vision.

Shop EDWS a UK boutique
Je n'ai pas entendu parler d'une boutique dont la chanson-thème, mais c'est une autre raison pour laquelle j'aime EDWS . Glad je l'ai écouté parce qu'il est venu me une meilleure connaissance de la vision EDWS .

EDWS une boutique du Royaume-Uni


Paris Street Fashion...

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A look into Paris street fashion. Two words Effortless + Stylish = Confident

images via streetfsn

The greatest accessory is love

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'The greatest accessory is love' -lamixx
Loved the imagery of this look, reminds me that simple and well put together are a key this Fall.

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Spotted wearing lamixx...

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The designer behind jennyndesign leather handbags (who doesn't love a leather bag) is spotted wearing lamixx at Austin Fashion Week: Kickoff Event. Looking chic and sexy in the classic adorned soft grey dress. We know Texas girls have style, you rocked it Jenny!


"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty....they merely move it from their faces into their hearts"


Spotted wearing lamixx: Fashion blogger and model OliviaLo

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Beloved fashion model/stylist wearing the lamixx lace top in black. Love the way she styled it with a mini blazer and teased hair to the side. Via her blog she was "on the way to Ikea", dressing cute is for the ever day.

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Featured on Kaboodle Pop Picks

The Lamixx red slouch top is featured on Kaboodle Pop Picks!

Kaboodle is a network for fashion forward girls who want a say in what they buy. If you Vote you enter for a chance to win a $200 gift card. Go ahead and check it out and there's a few more hours to HEART the lamixx slouch top in red.

Vote for Deals!

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ever day we summer UK edition:

Lamixx is now available at the UK's Everydaywesummer Boutique.
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Classic Latte Pocket Dress...
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Oversized Dolman Sweater -...
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About EDWS
Bridging the gap between the catwalk and high street we have hand picked unique, on-trend new designers who manage their own labels; providing amazing bespoke catwalk quality pieces that we can present to you with affordable price tags. So be part of their success and grab those labels before they blow up!

EDWS also endeavor to select only items that you wont find in the UK high street shops.

EDWS just launched there website so be sure to drop by or check back when it's fully stocked!


Remind yourself...

I wanted to remind myself...

"As you grow older, you'll find that the only things you regret are the things you didn't do." -Zachary Scott

"You can't have everything... Where would you put it?" -Steven Wright

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." -Albert Einstein

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." -Douglas Adams

"It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit." -Denis Waitley

Courtesy of @zappos

Behind the threads...

A snap shot into lamixx....
Have a wonderful weekend... laugh lots... love more... and enjoy the journey...

stay tuned for more...

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Right now....

I am very inspired and fascinated by everyday street fashion, what people wear on there day to day. Whether there going to work, the gym, Starbucks or an evening out.

I am thankful to all the street photographers...and I just fell upon streetfsn & his amazing photos below that inspired me to choose 3 of my fashion favorites right now....

Denim + Blazers + Wedges

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Trend Alert: Sporty mixed with luxe

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Trend alert: Sporty mixed with contemporary. Street style image from Street Chic: New York elle.

I think I have already done this subconsciously because I love being comfortable and fashionable. But lately more then ever this trend has caught up and you can it find on the latest cat walks sporty sweaters mixed with chunky heels and luxury pants. I welcome this trend!!

Sporty sweaters available Here

Trend Alert: Sporty mélangé avec contemporaine. l'image de style Street à partir de la rue Chic: New York Elle.

Je crois avoir déjà fait inconsciemment parce que j'aime être à l'aise et à la mode. Mais ces derniers temps plus que jamais cette tendance a rattrapé et vous pouvez le trouver sur la dernière marche chat chandails sport mixtes avec des talons morceaux et un pantalon de luxe. Je me félicite de cette tendance!

chandails sportifs disponibles