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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence – Confucius

Putting off your goals are a problem. You have to make sure you still have that internal drive. If you really want to be excellent, you have to have the belief inside. When you have those beliefs inside, you can then bring them to action.

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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can’t have everything in your head and your heart. You have to carry those thoughts into actions. Mental strength and knowledge is what you must build on, but it is essential to bring the plan to life with actions.

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If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves – Thomas Edison

Inside everyone, there is greatness. It doesn’t take inventing the light bulb. It takes doing what the bird does. It takes fulfilling your own life. By doing these simple things, you will live the most fulfilled life you can live.

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Shortlist of Inspirational Books and Films

For me, as a stylist, like any other creative profession, it is very important to feed inspiration. Books and films are a huge source of it for me. I share a list of what impressed me the most.

В работе стилиста, как и любой другой креативной профессии, очень важно подпитывать вдохновение. Огромным его источником для меня служат книги и фильмы. Делюсь списком, что из недавно просмотренного впечатлило меня больше всего.

BOOKS


1.Riviera set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society MARY S. LOVELL


The Riviera Set is the story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Château de l’Horizon near Cannes, over the course of forty years from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960. This book is insider view of the life to French Riviera with Coco Chanel, Winston Churchill, a league tycoons and royalty
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1.«Ривьера-сет» МЭРИ С. ЛОУВЕЛЛ

«Ривьера-сет» — это история группы людей, которые жили, веселились и занимались политикой в замке Горизонт недалеко от Канн в течение сорока лет с тех пор, как Коко Шанель ввела в моду южно-французский загар и до смерти плейбоя принца Али Хана в 1960 году. Эта книга представляет собой взгляд изнутри на жизнь Французской Ривьеры с Коко Шанель, Уинстоном Черчиллем, групп магнатов и членов королевской семьи.

2.The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History ROBIN GIVHAN


On November 28, 1973, the world’s social elite gathered at the Palace of Versailles for an international fashion show. This memorable event was immortalized on paper by the Pulitzer Prize winner, fashion journalist Robin Givhan.
This show was conceived as a fundraiser for the restoration of the palace of King Louis XIV and brought together five leading American designers and five French designers on the same podium. An audience filled with celebrities and members of the international elite, including Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, Paloma Picasso and Andy Warhol, saw a lavish performance that changed fashion history forever.

2. «Битва за Версаль» РОБИН ГИВХАН


28 ноября 1973 года мировая светская элита собралась в Версальском дворце на международный показ мод. Это памятное событие и увековечил на бумаге лауреат Пулитцеровской премии, модный журналист Робин Гивхан.
Этот показ был задуман как сбор средств на реставрацию дворца короля Людовика XIV и собрал на одном подиуме 10 ведущих американских и французских
дизайнеров. Публика, состоящая из знаменитостей и представителей международной элиты, в том числе принцессы Монако Грейс, герцогини Виндзорской, Паломы Пикассо и Энди Уорхола, увидела роскошное представление, которое навсегда изменило историю моды.
«Битва за Версаль» — это подробное изучение одного момента показывает нам, как появился мир моды, каким мы его знаем.

3.What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School MARK H. MCCORMACK


Mark McCormack reveals the secrets to success in the key business areas: in analytics of the government and others, in sales, negotiations, time management, making decisions just the same. At the book “Why not start at the Harvard School of Business yet” you will find information on how to fill the gaps between the light in business schools and knowledge of business management and people management. The author shares his skills in business, techniques and wisdom, having accumulated over twenty-five years of life.

3.«Чему вас не научат в Гарвардской школе бизнеса» МАРК МАККОРМАК


В своей книге Марк МакКормак раскрывает секреты успеха в ключевых вопросах бизнеса: в аналитике собственных и чужих действий, продажах, переговорах, тайм-менеджменте, принятии решений и т.д. В книге «Чему вас не научат в Гарвардской школе бизнеса» вы найдете информацию, которая заполнит пробелы между образованием в бизнес-школах и знаниями по повседневному опыту ведения бизнеса и управления людьми. Автор делится своими навыками предпринимательства, техниками и мудростью, которые накапливал в течение двадцати пяти лет жизни.

Film Elvis


The biographical drama about the legendary musician Elvis Presley was directed by no less legendary director Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge). The story of the life and success of this great artist will inspire you to incredible feats.

Фильм «Элвис»


Биографическую драму о легендарном музыканте Элвисе Пресли снял не менее легендарный режиссер Баз Лурман («Великий Гэтсби», «Мулен Руж»). История жизни и успеха этого великого артиста вдохновит вас на невероятные подвиги.

Film Don’t Worry Darling


The stunning 1950s aesthetic and interesting storyline provide an incredible dose of inspiration. Just get ready: after watching this movie, you will immediately want to run somewhere and create, create, create…

Фильм «Не беспокойся, дорогая»


Потрясающая эстетика 50-х годов и интересный сюжет дают невероятную порцию вдохновения. Только готовьтесь: после просмотра этого фильма вам тут же захочется куда-то бежать и творить, творить, творить…

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Your big opportunity may be right where you are now – Napoleon Hill

You don’t have to look everywhere to find your chance. Sometimes it’s hard to see how this place we are stuck can be the opportunity we were looking for in the first place. You have to learn to bloom in the place you’ve been planted, like a resilient and beautiful flower.

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You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water – Rabindranath Tagore

If you stand and stare, you will see how beautiful things are. You will never take action. Are you stuck in a rut of waiting and taking in the possibilities? Take those internal dreams and desires and express them through outward action.

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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence – Confucius

Putting off your goals are a problem. You have to make sure you still have that internal drive. If you really want to be excellent, you have to have the belief inside. When you have those beliefs inside, you can then bring them to action.

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There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living – Nelson Mandela

You are capable of more than you give yourself credit for. Maybe you’re waiting for the right people to come along and help you get things accomplished. Stop waiting. You can do it on your own, you just have to stop playing yourself small.

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Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Of course you’re going to hit some immovable objects. If you are an unstoppable force, you’ll just go around. Starting anew is just a sign that you really want something. If you think life tells you “No,” you have to realize that most of the time, it’s actually saying “Not right now, not this way.

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Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls – Joseph Campbell

When you start to follow your dreams, wherever they lead you, you’ll find that things start falling into place for you. Soon a door opens, an opportunity presents itself, and you’re two steps closer to where you want to be even though you only took one step.

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