Confidence Shift

The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

How Body Image Is Actually Linked To Amazing Success

Your body image has the power to sabotage your ability to create success. It’s been proven by dressing psychology. Listen as Michele shares why “body love” is not enough to shift your confidence.  It’s about showing yourself - and your brain - to create action and momentum toward your goals.


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How To Avoid Wardrobe Mistakes & Wasted Money

fashion shopping style May 23, 2018

Listen, Gal. Not even I get it exactly right every time. But my wardrobe missteps are 1 in 20 garments I purchase. Not 20 out of 20.

Case in point: I bought this top. Loved the cut, the color was right, the flowers I thought were Dramatic enough for me, but when I got it, I took it on and off a few times - never actually wearing it out. (A tried and true symptom of a misaligned wardrobe purchase.)

I couldn’t figure out why I didn’t want to wear it and finally, it hit me today. It’s “too sweet” too much in the Romantic’s style story and not enough in own dominant or secondary style profiles.

Solution? I choose two items that ALWAYS get me where my outfits communicate who I am: First, my favorite pair of wayfarer sunnies, and second, a moto jacket.

BOOM! Now, it’s me. All me.

Here’s what you need to know, Gal, every item you choose, purchase and wear is speaking to you, for you and about you. You have the power to have every piece...

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Retail Therapy Is NOT Therapy

shopping Oct 17, 2017

“Change how you dress and you’ll change how you feel.” How many times have you heard it? But you’re thinking, “Seriously? Is it that big of a deal?”

Many of you may not know that I began my image consultancy and mentorship business because after coming through a 9-month bout of depression, I used the process I take my clients through today to re-discover myself, my personal joy, my appreciation for my body, my life and my own definition of success. It saved me.

While many of you wish you could find a renewed confidence like me and you’ll want to do some “retail therapy” and hope it helps. I’ll tell you, looking at just finding a new blouse will not heal the root of what is keeping you stuck and sad. And don’t let the clothing manufacturers tell you it will. It won’t.

Begin with uncovering where your insecurity lives. Dispel it and then transform it. It’s the only way to true, permanent, sustainable and...

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