First of all, I’d like you to stop and consider what a crappy title that is. Because the whole concept of ‘figure faults’ as practised by the average image consultant or stylist is pure bunkum.
- Broad shoulders or narrow shoulders?
- Large bust or small bust?
- Long neck or short neck?
…None of these are ‘figure faults’!
You just have a body that is shaped differently from anyone else’s in the world! And that makes you unique.
So if you’re still having a problem with this, it might help to re-frame by using different words. Try this. Broad shoulders, narrow shoulders, long fingers and short fingers are ‘figure features‘ not ‘figure faults’.
Let’s stop there for a moment and thank the universe (or whatever rocks your boat) for your wonderful body. After all, it has to work bloomin’ hard, carrying round all the mental and emotional garbage that your mind generates every minute of every hour of every day that can affect your physical body’s very existence.
When you think rubbish thoughts about yourself, you can bet your bottom dollar that your body will physically manifest those rubbish feelings in big fat spots, humungous flabby arms, and the dreaded lurgy – cellulite.
Now these, I would safely refer to as ‘figure faults’.
- You were born with, or developed in your formative years, your ‘figure features’
- You were not born with ‘figure faults’ – you created those yourself!
Make the most of figure features
A good image consultant or stylist will help you look physically fabulous, making the most of every one of your ‘figure features’. My training course Ladies’ Style in a Box will show you how to ‘make the most’ of narrow shoulders, small bust, wide hips, short neck, etc.
‘Disappear’ the figure faults
But a brilliant image consultant will not stop there.
He or she will go on to help you think and feel fabulous thoughts about yourself too so that the ‘figure faults’ disappear completely.
You’ve probably heard me tell this a thousand times but…
I was born shy and it wasn’t until I had my colours and style done that I realised I could look good on the outside even if I still felt pretty rubbish about myself on the inside.
I used the information the image consultant gave me about the best colours, shapes and styles to wear to help me face the world. I could see that other people started to treat me differently because I looked good on the outside and that helped me to feel so much more confident about myself on the inside.
That started to change the way I thought about myself. I began to believe that I was a confident person… After all, a belief is only a thought you keep having over and over again!
Don’t you see what you could achieve for yourself?
Change the way you look on the outside and you will start to think very differently about yourself on the inside.
Last year, I did some more ‘thinking’ work on this and lost quite a few extra pounds that I’d been carrying around for far too long:
- I did not exercise
- I did not change what I ate
- And I certainly did NOT cut down on my gin and tonics!
I changed what I thought.
And so can you!