Competing in a Pageant: It's About the Journey

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Competing in a Pageant: It's About the Journey

When they picture a pageant, most people think of standing in front of an audience and winning a prize. But failing to look at these events as a whole and what it takes to compete in one will only give you a limited perspective. If you want to take a look at the deeper meaning and the true benefits of competing in a pageant, you are in the right place. You will soon discover that each woman who steps onto the stage has her own reasons for doing so and that the goal is much larger than some people would suspect.

Understanding the Journey

Although winning is the aim and feels fantastic, it's far from the only reason to compete in a pageant. A lot of women suffer from low self-esteem, and it can cause lasting damage if they don't address it. How you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror is more important than what anyone else thinks, and stepping onto that stage goes a long way when it comes to helping women of all ages to gain confidence. Because beauty is subjective, it's vital for every person to find and be proud of what she has to offer. 

Building Inner Strength

Competing in a pageant inspires a range of emotions and is not always an easy task. The hope of winning, the fear of being judged and the disappointment of losing creates emotions that impact almost all of us. After putting in the hard work to prepare for a pageant, the thrill of winning generates feelings of exhilaration and accomplishment. Dealing with the highs and lows of a competition will help women develop emotional dexterity, letting them know that they can face anything that life throws at them. 

Finally, winning a contest is enough to establish any woman as a role model to people of all backgrounds. The winners can use this status to inspire others to stand up for the things in which they believe and to chase their dreams. Even though we might have different motivating factors, we all share the vision of improving ourselves, each other and the world.

 If you believe you have what it takes to become our next queen? Don't delay; APPLY TODAY! BUT, keep in mind that we are not looking for the next TOP MODEL we are looking for the next ROLE MODEL. If this is you, we need you to join our international family.

The Australian International Pageant platform creates opportunity

What if one opportunity could change your life? 

The Australian International Pageant platform creates opportunity

This year I hoped I would be able to give my son a sibling. However when I learnt that it was not going to happen in my timing, I was reminded that everything happens for a reason and that God has bigger plans. In that moment, I applied to the Australian International pageant as it supports married women who want to make a difference and give back to an organisation. As a successful entrant, I became a Mrs. Australia 2018 National Finalist. I choose my platform Act for Kids, as it helps prevent and treat child abuse within Australia, giving children back their childhood.

During my time as a National finalist, Act for Kids have made me their first Victorian Ambassador. With this title, I hope to use my skills and knowledge as not only a mum but a business woman to help create change and educate people on what Act for Kids does.

Dr. Neil Carrington, CEO of Act for Kids (left), April Wilkinson, VIC State Manager (middle), Karen McIntyre, Fundraising Coordinator (right).

This journey has and continues to lead me to great opportunities that would not have presented themselves if I didn’t enter the Australian International Pageant. I believe that the pageant has created a platform to help women like myself grab opportunities to give back and make a difference.

 

Dedication and Hard Work Will Win You the Crown

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It's amusing how many people get excited, apply to compete in a pageant and talk about how dedicated they are to getting the most from the experience. Even though they appear to have motivation at the start, only a few make it to the finals. Most of the ones who make it to the finals drop like flies once they realize how much work it takes to win the crown. 


These contestants only compete because they want the glory that comes with winning the crown. They want to feel the pride that comes when they walk across the stage in front of an adoring audience. When these people picture a pageant in their minds, they only think of what they can get out of it, but they don't stop to consider the amount of work they will need to do. 

“A winner isn’t chosen from a group of representatives. A representative is chosen from a group of winners," said Kate Johnson, the winner of Mrs. Australia 2014. In other words, those who would like to win need to have the right attitude if they want any hope of reaching their goal. Being a winner is about much more than just earning a title at the end of a pageant. 

Being a winner is a state of mind and the perspective that anything is possible with enough dedication and commitment. If a contestant wants to win and to stand out from the rest in a powerful way, the contestant must be willing to work harder than everyone else. No matter what they try, nothing compares to setting a goal and doing what it takes to reach the desired outcome. 

While contestants must put in a lot of effort to make it to the finals, the struggle makes winning feel much better, and those who last until the end learn the rewards of hard work along the way. The values that contestants learn during the journey will help them find success in all areas of life. Passion and commitment are just a few of the traits that they will gain when they keep their eye on the prize and refuse to give up.

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How To Master And Own The Stage

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If you are going to participate in a pageant and want to get the most from the experience, having a few tips near the front of your mind will give you the best results. Many people prefer writing the tips down and studying them so that they won’t forget, and doing so is a smart move. Even if you have performed in pageants in the past and know what you are doing, reviewing the basics never hurts. 

Posture

When it's your turn to step onto the runway, your posture is an important element that you will never want to overlook. The way you carry yourself will reveal how you feel on the inside, so you must send the right message. Using correct posture will show everyone that you are confident and comfortable with yourself, which is a powerful way to make an impression. As soon as you enter the spotlight, ensure that your back and neck are straight at all times. If you want to master your posture so that you won't even need to think about it, make an effort to walk tall when you are off the stage. 

Legs and Feet

When you are ready to show your talent to the judges and audience, don't forget to pay attention to your feet and the direction in which you point them. In most cases, you must point them straight ahead, allowing you to walk with a sense of purpose. 

Hips

Some contestants will get nervous and keep their hips tight while they are on the stage without realizing it. Other people will move their hips with a forced swing, but your goal is to find the right balance. Consider how your hips naturally sway when you are not in the spotlight, and you will have a clear picture of what to do. 

Arms

As far as your arms are concerned, relax and keep them straight at your side to avoid unnecessary swinging. If you feel uncomfortable with your arms and are unsure of yourself, remember that it's a natural part of the process and that you will get used to it with practice. 

 Posing

When you get to the end of the runway and are ready to pose, make sure that you don't move too fast. You will need to stop for a few seconds and put most of your weight on one leg. 

Final Thoughts

Taking advantage of these points will allow you to hit the runway with confidence because you will know how to present yourself in a way that highlights your natural beauty. If you are new and have trouble following every step during the show, don't be too hard on yourself. You will improve each time you walk down the runway in front of the audience.

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7 steps formula for a winning Image 

If you would like to craft a winning image that will turn heads and grab attention, follow this simple 7-step guide. 

No. 1: Personality

Before you do anything else, knowing yourself and your personality is vital and will empower you to find an image that highlights your traits. 

No. 2: Color

The colors that you choose should not only match each other, but they must also compliment your skin, hair and eyes. 

No. 3: Focal Point

Using the right combination of colors and design, you can draw attention to areas of your body that you want to highlight. 

No. 4: Fabric

Selecting the right fabric will set the mood for you and the people you encounter throughout the day, so you will need to put some thought into your decision. Silk and cashmere have a touch of elegance, but velvet is much more feminine. If you want to have a sporty look, denim is what you will need, and lace will send a romantic vibe. Those who want to have a strong and assertive appearance can opt for more structured garments. 

No. 5: Surface

There are three surfaces you need to consider. Matt surface is great for low-contrast people, but you should use sheen if you have a medium contrast. Shine is the perfect option for people with high contrast between their hair, eyes and skin. 

No. 6: Style

Since everything you wear speaks about your personality, mood, taste and more, put a lot of thought into each fashion choice you make. 

No. 7: Proportion

When your goal is to put together an attractive and captivating look, taking proportion into account is a vital element that will play a big role in your results, and calculated contrast can work wonders. You can, for example, mix warm and cool colors or a slim top with a full bottom, and you will be happy with the way you look.

Final Thoughts

A winning image is like a puzzle. You need to consider the 7 steps formula in order to have a defined image. Every step that you take counts and will contribute to your winning image. 

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The No. 1 Secret For Winning Your Next Competition

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The No. 1 Secret For Winning Your Next Competition

If you have entered a pageant and want to win, you are likely wondering what you can do so that you will achieve your goal and stand out from the rest. While many factors will play a role in the outcome that you can expect, learning to focus is the No. 1 secret to winning your next pageant or any competition that you enter. You will need to focus on why you want to win, on your competitors and on beating yourself. 

Focus on Why You Want to Win

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You need to invest a lot of time and energy to prepare for any competition, and you could feel tempted not to put in your best effort when you are tired. While skipping one meeting or a rehearsal won't make much of a difference, getting into the habit of not staying on track will harm your odds of winning. To maintain your motivation, focus on the reasons that you want to win and how you will feel when you do. 

Focus on Your Competitors

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When you want to go home early to relax or spend time with your friends, keep your competitors at the front of your mind. You will not get far if you go home and rest while they are striving to, choose the perfect combination of outfits and makeup or working on their charity platform. 

Acknowledging that your competitors are likely going the extra mile will give you the needed boost to keep pushing yourself forward, and you will know that you are moving in the right direction. 

Focus on Beating Yourself

While you will face many competitors in your life, the most important person to beat is the person you were yesterday. You need to consider the amount of knowledge, skill and dedication that you had in the past and compare it to where you are now. 

In other words, your main objective should be to improve yourself a little bit each day. Gradually enhancing your abilities will lead to a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that will make you feel thrilled about your life and where you are headed.

Final Thoughts

The No1. Secret for wining the next competition is to take a stand and fight for the things that matter to you. Every step that you take counts and will contribute to your mission, so never underestimate your power to impact the world. 

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Why giving back is important to Chantal Togany 2018 National Finalist

Why giving back is important to me. 

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In the eternal words of Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

As a Mrs. Australia 2018 national finalist, I have been reminded of the significance of why giving back is important.

1. Giving back keeps me connected to my community

I pray that I never become immune to what is happening around me and thinking that someone else will take care of it. Giving back in the community keeps me connected to the real issues of our world. It gives me the opportunity to do something about what breaks my heart.

2. Giving back helps develop new skills and better develop me as person

As a wife, mother, business owner and community leader, I believe giving back continues to help me develop new skills. Since being selected as a Mrs. Australia finalist, I’ve been challenged to create opportunity to step up and step out of my comfort zone to connect and approach businesses that I usually wouldn’t have. I have learnt new communicational skills that have better developed me in moving forward to achieve my goals. The more I continue to fundraise for my platform- Act For Kids, I learn more about my self as a person.

3. What you sow is what you reap

My mission in life is to always keep sowing in different ways. I believe we create opportunity and opportunity comes as we give back. Our actions, no matter how big or small, we can always be doing our part to make a difference.

4. Be an example

As a Mrs. Australia national finalist along with all my other roles in life, I am honored to be an example to my child, my community and my country. We never know who is watching us and who we are inspiring. Giving back in whatever shape or form is an opportunity to be an example and inspire those around us.

Chantal Togany
Mrs. Australia 2018 National Finalist The Australian International Pageant 

Be An Example

To be an example and hoping that someone else will give back and make a difference is easy, but we have enough bystanders. What we need are people who care enough to take a stand and fight for the things that matter to them. Every step that you take counts and will contribute to your mission, so never underestimate your power to impact the world.

If you or anyone you know would like to inspire others and be a role model in our community, you are a good candidate to join our international family. If you believe you have what it takes to become our next queen? Don't delay; APPLY TODAY, we only have limited spots available

Giving Back

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Giving Back!

My name is Sophia. I am a national finalist of the Australian International Pageants ‘why giving back. I believe giving back means we care about each other’s. We are there to support and love who ever needed. It builds a strong relationship with each others, strong relationships builds a strong community, a strong community builds a strong city then strong country and of course strong world. So I believe giving back can bring smiles happiness and unity and love in the whole world. It connects us with each other’s that’s what we need as human.

As human we can’t live in isolation. That is one of the biggest reasons for depression in this world. Everyone is so busy in their own life that they don’t know or care what is going on in next door neighbours. We are getting g that bad that we even don’t know our next door neighbours name. I noticed even if some people try to make an effort to communicate the response comes that we ae very busy.

I remember in my childhood growing up in India. At some places and some areas not everywhere people use exchange food or anything special they cooked even by talking over the fence. I remember in villages I have noticed neighbours use to have a hole in their wall purposely to communicate or to show love that we are always here for each other’s. They could go to anyone’s houses anytime felt like they are part of them and we are all a one family. So you always felt like a part of community. I don’t think so that time there would be very high rate of depression or anxiety. 

So when we say giving back it doesn’t mean giving back money only.  Yes money helps certain ways but giving back love your support moral support is the biggest thing we can give it to someone.  Unfortunately today’s world we need more and more positive, confident, happy and content people to bring peace and happiness in this world. 

Final Thoughts

Looking at current events and hoping that someone else will give back and make a difference is easy, but we have enough bystanders. What we need are people who care enough to take a stand and fight for the things that matter to them. Every step that you take counts and will contribute to your mission, so never underestimate your power to impact the world.

If you or anyone you know would like to inspire others and be a role model in our community, you are a good candidate to join our international family. If you believe you have what it takes to become our next queen? Don't delay; APPLY TODAY, we only have limited spots available

Second Chance at Change

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A second chance at change

I’ve always been the type of person to have many dreams and goals, but never follow through with them. I would attempt the dream or goal with all the determination to succeed, but soon after the interest would fade. It either felt too hard or I would get bored. The negativity from the peers around me didn’t help as they would have me fail or give up.

I first embarked on this journey with The Australian international Pageants in April 2016, this time it was different. This was shortly after ending an unhealthy relationship and moving on to a new city. I saw an opportunity for a chance to change and I took it. Out of all the opportunities I was given, this gave me the strength to step out of my comfort zone and to an area of success that I have never felt. I was beginning to step out from behind other people’s shadows and stepping in front of my own. And it was because of this new strength I stopped seeking approval of others.

The 6-month journey as a Ms Australia contestant was tough. It had a lot of up’s and downs and many times I wanted to quit. There were many times that I cried and told myself “You can’t do this, just give up”, but I always overcame it by looking how far I had come already and the support I had. For someone who had always been bound to fail I had made quite a few achievements.

There were times of disappointment through my efforts with the pageant requirements (Charity fundraising) as I felt I didn’t work hard enough to for fill them. But I pushed myself, I continued to strive on the ability to change and the courage to make a difference.

Even with these emotions I did enjoy the experience and so much I continued to see it through till the end.

To succeed in something was what I wanted more than anything; I wanted to do better, to be better than I was. But at that point I didn’t realise how it was making me feel.

At this point, only a couple of weeks away from my big moment, I began to feel lonely. I only had a handful of friends that surrounded me. I wasn’t happy in my job and the location I was living in. I did everything to my ability to do what I could to reach the requirements needed and for filled many incredible achievements. But part of me wanted more. I wanted to be with my family, and to live in a city I’ve always dreamt of. So, with an impulse decision I decided to pack all my stuff in my car and make a move to my favorited city in Australia. Melbourne.

Finally, the big day arrived. I made it to The Australian International Pageant national finals. What a feeling right? Over the next four days, I met some truly incredible people, many wonderful inspiring young women who were all there for the same reason as me. Partaking in the courses and lessons that would change my outlook on not just myself, but what I surround myself with every day. Safe to say I was the happiest I have ever felt.

 I shared a moment with one of the pageant volunteers. She was a councillor who encouraged woman to be empowering and strong. To stand above all and be who you truly are. At that point I felt a sense of anxiety, the pressure I put on myself started to feel heavy. She told me to let it all go, so I did. I released the pressure and told myself that at the end of the day it didn’t matter if I won, what mattered was I was there achieving a great dream, which to my excitement, walking away with the incredible opportunity of placing first runner up.

It’s hard to say that everyone will get the same experience, because you get out what you put in. To me, I got what I didn’t expect. An understanding of myself, who I really am as a person, my ability to build strength and the courage to change. I walked away with an incredible life changing experience and made so many lifelong friends. Since this experience I have accomplished more than I could ever imagine, I reached goals I never thought possible, and even though I have many downs, I kept my head high with happiness proud of the success I had made and will continue to succeed. I have decided to embark on this incredible journey again. Hoping to encourage young woman to not only be a part of this life changing experience, but to go on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. This is my second chance as change and it could be yours too.

Renee Turner; Ms Australia national Finalist 2018

Final Thoughts

Looking at current events and hoping that someone else will come in and make a difference is easy, but we have enough bystanders. What we need are people who care enough to take a stand and fight for the things that matter to them. Every step that you take counts and will contribute to your mission, so never underestimate your power to impact the world.

If you or anyone you know would like to inspire others and be a role model in our community, you are a good candidate to join our international family. If you believe you have what it takes to become our next queen? Don't delay; APPLY TODAY, we only have limited spots available

Ask And You Shall Receive!

Ask And You Shall Receive!

The board at the Australian International Pageant has heard the voice of potential contestants and has waived the cost of registration fee $399 to allow as many people to participate as possible. The decision is a reflection of our goal of serving as positive role models and being as inclusive as possible. 

We hope that this will encourage more people to join us and to support our mission. The aim is to encourage people to help each other and to accept themselves for who they are, and we are proud to say that we have come a long way.

How Your Fee Helps

Since we believe in offering a high level of transparency, we want our contestants to know how we use their registration fee. Rather than using the money to pay our members, we use it to support our operational costs. Our team consists of passionate individuals who volunteer their time because they want to make the world a better place for everyone. 

Without the registration fee, we would not be able to work toward our vision, so we would like to thank all of our contestants for helping us fund the Australian International Pageant. We can work together to allow people from all backgrounds and walks of life to be a part of something much larger than themselves, and we are excited about what the future holds. 

When members pay the $99 fee, it will cover some of the costs that we accrued for your finalists journey. Also, those who have previously participated in the Australian International Pageant will have their registration fee waived, which is our way of showing appreciation for the people who have supported us in the past. 

We Hope to See You Soon

We are hosting our next competition from Feb. 19-22, 2018. Many people are expected to show up and to have a great time, and we hope to see you there. Since our slots are filling up quickly, those who want to join us should Take Action right away so that they won’t miss their chance.

Why You Should Not Try to Please Everyone

Why You Should Not Try to Please Everyone

Almost everyone has the desire to fit in with the group and to gain approval, but wanting to be liked is not the issue. The problem is that people tend to give up parts of themselves in a failed attempt to please everyone around them. If you can relate to this situation and want to do something about it, this post will help. You will learn that you don't need to please everyone and that being yourself will lead to a much more fulfilling life. 

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Trying to Please Everyone Makes You Look Dishonest

When you go out of your way to please others, most people will know what you are doing but won't say anything. Hiding your true opinions and refusing to stand up for yourself will make others view you as dishonest, and they won't be able to trust you. 

Trying to Please Everyone Destroys Your Confidence

Putting the thoughts and opinions of others before your own sends the message that your perspective does not matter, and following this path will slowly destroy your confidence and self-esteem. The change will happen so gradually that you won't even notice the problem until the damage has been done. 

You Can Never Please Everyone

No matter how hard you try, you won't be able to please everyone you meet. People have different opinions and things for which they look in friendships and romantic relationships. In fact, trying to alter yourself for the sake of other people will turn away those who would like you because of your real personality.

You Will Become Resentful

You might think that hiding your true self to make others happy does not bother you, but you can't keep the act up forever. If you try to remain on the same path, you will become resentful of the people you are trying to please, thinking that they are to blame. 

Make a Positive Change Right Away

If you have put the needs of other people above your own for a long time, making a change won't happen overnight, but you can take small steps in the right direction. Learn to refuse requests when you don't want to fulfill them, and you will be off to a good start. Respectfully disagree with others in conversations to learn how to assert yourself, and you will be moving along the correct path in no time.

Final Thoughts

Be authentic and stop comparing yourself with others. Strive to be the best that you could be - Claim it, Own it and Be it! 

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The Danger of Being a Bystander 

The Danger of Being a Bystander

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When most people take an honest look at the world and the events that are happening around them, they will agree that someone needs to make a change. The danger is that waiting for someone else to make the world a better place prevents you from taking action. When too many people use that approach, we will keep witnessing the same events. If you put in the effort to summon your courage, you will see that you have leadership traits waiting to be unleashed. You are now going to learn how you can stop being a bystander and start making positive changes in your community. 

Join Organizations That Stand for Your Values

While one person can make a small difference, you will achieve much more if you work in a group, and joining local organizations in which you believe will help. You can volunteer your time to make a difference in your community by working at a charity organisation that is close to your heart or to spend time with sick children at the hospital. If you are not happy with certain laws, join groups that are fighting to reform them, and you will make a positive change. Showing passion and dedication can influence the organization to offer you a leadership position, allowing you to gain even more momentum. 

Be Active on Social Media

Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms are great places to join groups and interact with like-minded individuals. You will even encounter people who disagree with your values, and you can use it as a chance to engage in friendly debates. When you discuss different topics with other people, try to approach it with an open perspective, willing to change your stance if you hear a valid point that you had not yet considered. When you openly discuss organizations and causes that you support, you will act as a representative, so you should always remain polite.

Final Thoughts

Looking at current events and hoping that someone else will come in and make a difference is easy, but we have enough bystanders. What we need are people who care enough to take a stand and fight for the things that matter to them. Every step that you take counts and will contribute to your mission, so never underestimate your power to impact the world.

If you or anyone you know would like to inspire others and be a role model in our community, you are a good candidate to join our international family. If you believe you have what it takes to become our next queen? Don't delay; APPLY TODAY, we only have limited spots available

 

Leadership: How to Inspire Others

Claim it, Own it and Be it! 

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No matter who you are or where you are from, you likely have at least a few people who look to you for support and guidance. Whether you are the CEO of a large company or just advising a friend, building your leadership skills will help. When you take your leadership abilities to the next level, you will be able to inspire people to share your vision. You must keep in mind that leadership is about encouraging people, not forcing them to agree with you. 

Show People That You Believe in Them


Human beings are social creatures and look to each other for validation, and you can use this information when your goal is to take your leadership skills to the next level. People will begin to believe in themselves if you show them that you have faith in their abilities. You might not notice a positive change overnight, but you can get impressive results if you remain committed to the path. 

Stand up for Your Values


Everyone has opinions and values, but individuals often conceal their thoughts because they fear judgment. When you stand up for your values and the things that are important, you can inspire others to do the same. You can show people that being true to themselves is more important than always trying to please others. 

Reveal Your Vulnerabilities

People will often try to hide their weaknesses and showcase their strengths when they want to inspire others, but you don't want to make that mistake. Those people feel as though they will lose respect and that others won't be able to relate to them if they appear weak in certain areas, but nobody is perfect. Since we all make mistakes and have shortcomings, revealing your vulnerabilities will help you connect with people, but it will also show them that they don't need to be perfect. 

Final Thoughts

Be authentic and stop comparing yourself with others. Strive to be the best that you could be - Claim it, Own it and Be it! 

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Personal & Professional Growth

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Personal & Professional Growth: Why You Should Always Be Improving

A lot of people look to external factors to bring them happiness and a sense of joy, but following that path will only lead to disappointment. Although reaching your desired outcome can give you positive feelings, the enjoyment that you gain won't last forever. Once you understand how happiness works, you will see why you should always push yourself to keep improving and growing as a person. 

For example, consider if you want to win the crown in the Australian International Pageants so that you can build your profile and charity platform. After your winning locally, you will need to carry on to the International level, you will be happy for a while, but you will eventually grow accustomed to your new role and title, returning to your default emotional state. 

Some people will become discouraged when they learn this fact, but looking at the big picture is vital. Rather than trying to chase one goal or dream, remember that happiness comes from continued improvement. When you want to get the most from life and to feel good about the direction in which it's moving, you must always strive to go forward. In addition to boosting your mood, doing so will also ensure that you will become the best version of yourself.

If you allow every outcome to control and influence your mood, your life will be a roller coaster of emotions that is hard to manage. When you focus on the process of improving, staying focused on your long-term goals will become much easier, but learning to balance your priorities is another critical piece of the puzzle that you don't want to overlook. 

While you should always want to keep passing new milestones, you must still take the time to appreciate the things that you already have therefore remember to embrace and enjoy your journey. You could ask thousands of people what they want to accomplish in their lifetime, and you will get a range of answers. But at the core, it all centers around feeling happy as often as possible, and the key is to be content with where you are and to strive to reach the next level and where you want to be.

If you or anyone you know would like to inspire others and be a role model in our community, you are a good candidate to join our international family. If you believe you have what it takes to become our next queen? Don't delay; APPLY TODAY, we only have limited spots available

Leadership: How to Inspire Others 

Leadership: How to Inspire Others

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No matter who you are or where you are from, you likely have at least a few people who look to you for support and guidance. Whether you are the CEO of a large company or just advising a friend, building your leadership skills will help. When you take your leadership abilities to the next level, you will be able to inspire people to share your vision. You must keep in mind that leadership is about encouraging people, not forcing them to agree with you. 

Show People That You Believe in Them

Human beings are social creatures and look to each other for validation, and you can use this information when your goal is to take your leadership skills to the next level. People will begin to believe in themselves if you show them that you have faith in their abilities. You might not notice a positive change overnight, but you can get impressive results if you remain committed to the path. 

Stand up for Your Values

Everyone has opinions and values, but individuals often conceal their thoughts because they fear judgment. When you stand up for your values and the things that are important, you can inspire others to do the same. You can show people that being true to themselves is more important than always trying to please others. 

Reveal Your Vulnerabilities

People will often try to hide their weaknesses and showcase their strengths when they want to inspire others, but you don't want to make that mistake. Those people feel as though they will lose respect and that others won't be able to relate to them if they appear weak in certain areas, but nobody is perfect. Since we all make mistakes and have shortcomings, revealing your vulnerabilities will help you connect with people, but it will also show them that they don't need to be perfect.

Final Thoughts

Be authentic and stop comparing yourself with others. Strive to be the best that you can be - Claim it, Own it and Be it! 

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Stop Seeking Approvals Take Control of Your Desired Outcome

Stop Seeking Approvals  

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Businesses, marketers, your peers and more will always tell you what you should do and how you should do it, they will even try to tell you how to live your life. Although some people have good intentions, others want to control the desired outcome for their own selfish reasons. No matter the situation, this problem can cause you to lose your sense of individuality, but getting to know yourself will help. 

Stop Seeking Approval

Humans are social creatures and have a natural desire to belong to a group of like-minded people, but this desire can have a negative impact on your life if you don’t keep it under control. To earn approval, people often wear clothes and voice opinions with which they don’t agree. When you learn to be yourself, you will attract the right people into your life. 

Consider Your Needs

Caring about others is a trait of which you can be proud, but you must also keep your own needs at the front of your mind. If you spend too much time and resources tending to the needs of others, you will spread yourself thin and lose sight of who you are. But once you have worked on yourself, you will be in a much better position to be of service to others. 

Pause and Reflect

If you live a busy life and don’t have much time to yourself, learning who you are won’t always be easy. No matter how busy you might be, always spend a few minutes each day sitting alone and thinking about your life and the direction in which it’s moving. 

Accept Yourself and Your Flaws

Learning to accept yourself and each of your flaws is a vital part of the puzzle that you won’t want to overlook if you would like to get to know yourself on a deep level. Although doing so can be hard, remembering that everyone has flaws will reduce the tension. You can try sitting in front of a mirror for a few minutes each day without judging yourself.

Final Thoughts

When many people are trying to force you to accept their thoughts and opinions as your own, losing track of who you are won’t take long. You can retain your identity by learning to value your opinions and by understanding that you don’t need to earn everyone’s approval.

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How to Face Your Fears and Achieve Your Dreams 

How to Face Your Fears and Achieve Your Dreams

If you are like most people who want to live a better life and to chase their dreams, you are wondering what steps you can take so that you can reach your goals. Rather than a lack of skills or resources, fear is the No. 1 thing that will prevent you from living the life that you have always wanted. Learning to overcome fear will allow you to achieve more than you once thought possible. 

Create a List of Short- and Long-Term Goals

Feelings of fear and uncertainty can cloud your judgment and distract you from pursuing your goals and ambitions. You can combat this problem by creating a list of the short- and long-term goals that you want to achieve over the coming weeks, months and years. Placing the list in a visible location will keep you on track. 

Put Things Into Perspective

The moment fear strikes, losing track of the things that are important is easy, and you must avoid that pitfall if you want to enjoy the best possible results. Take some time to ask yourself what matters the most, putting the situation into perspective. Each time you let fear control your actions, you will move one step away from your goals, but asking yourself if letting fear win is worth it will give you an idea of how you want to proceed. 

Get Comfortable With Fear

Since fear comes up in new situations and when you push yourself to the next level, preventing yourself from improving your life is the only way to avoid fear. If you want to grow as a person and to get the most from your effort, accept fear as a natural part of the process. 

Learn to Meditate

When your mind starts racing, it will trigger fear and anxiety, and they will create even more negative thoughts, generating a downward spiral from which escape is next to impossible. You can avoid that issue by meditating each day, sitting in a quiet room and taking deep breaths for 10 minutes.

Final Thoughts

Even though fear can dictate and control your life if you don’t take steps to prevent it from doing so, following the right plan will allow you to keep moving toward your desired outcome. Creating a list of goals will help, but doing what it takes to contain your emotions will add the final touch.

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“I believe that beauty is a reflection of the heart”

“I believe that beauty is a reflection of the heart”

Chantal Togany 2018 Mrs Australia National Finalists

Chantal Togany 2018 Mrs Australia National Finalists

Growing up, my parents fostered children hoping to make a difference in each child’s life. From a very young age, I quickly learnt about the different types of abuse that would result in children ending up in homes like ours.
My little heart would empathize for each child. I would look for ways to show them compassion and kindness. Whether it be sharing my toys, playing games or writing them little notes telling them how I think they are “awesome” and to “have a great”. But I would wonder if any of my actions was helping them or even making a difference.

As a young child, I knew that when I grew up I wanted to do more than just share my possessions. I wanted to find a way to erase their pain.
Despite completing my degree in Psychology, no book or counseling session, could change a child’s past. When I got married, my amazing husband and I began to foster children. Whether it is short-term care or long-term, I was determined to make a difference and be a role model to the children coming and going from our home.

In 2016, when I became a mum to our son, my vision in life became clear. I knew that despite opening our home, abuse had already taken place prior to a child entering into our home. My mission is to ensure that every child has a safe and happy childhood, free from abuse and neglect. We cannot change a child’s past, but we can ensure that their future is secure, filled with love and protection.

And that is exactly what the charity ‘Act For Kids’ does.
I have become an ambassador for Act For Kids where I can have my message heard.

The Australian International Beauty Pageant has created a world wide platform to showcase women who are passionate about creating long lasting change and that is my very mission.

Beauty is a reflection of the heart and that is exactly why I chose to apply Mrs. Australia.

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A Strong Person Shed Tears, Then Gets Up And Fight Again!

A strong person shed tears for a moment, then gets up and fight again.

Sophia Rayat Mrs Australia International, 2018 National Finalist

Sophia Rayat Mrs Australia International, 2018 National Finalist

There are many reasons why I entered in Mrs Australian International pageant. Growing up I didn’t have it easy. I have been shattered broken and mentally tortured. I have been dealing with everything by myself and I got so used to it. Situations and circumstances always drags me down every day but then, I pick myself up and convince myself that everything will be alright. 

I had no choice but to be strong and what kept me going is my faith in God and myself. I also believe that a strong person is not the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is the one, who cries & shed tears for a moment, then gets up fight again. Coming from a joined family from India I have seen lots of fights that rooted my pain. There were days I was sick, hungry wanted to buy something but there was no one I could talk to. I was even scared to share my feelings with others. 

Sadly, to say few months before my marriage my brother committed suicide because he had the same problem I had, he was lonely and felt alone no one to talk to. I was so broken and shattered. I was thinking what is life, why are we on this planet, what is our purpose to be here. And that when I started questioning myself, no one loves me, I am not beautiful or intelligent like the other girls out there.   

I know there are lots of people in this world that are suffering from loneliness anxiety depression. I have seen my mother and mother-in-law going through this pain where they have never been appreciated. My brother is suffering from depression for the same reasons. At the age of 23 the doctors told me that I have got high blood pressure. I have suffered an anxiety and panic attacks where you feel everything is meaningless. I am a kindergarten teacher I love working with children. Helping others is my passion. I would like to be out there in the world share my voice in hope to make a difference in my community.  I am working and will be representing “The Global Women Project” charity as I believe happy women can run a happy home and women got power to change the world.    It hasn’t been an easy journey but I had no choice but to believe in myself and have and will never give up. I am supporting myself I believe God is on my side helping me along this journey. I met people who are in fashion industry and modelling they encouraged me. I met an Angel who brought the best out of me. 

The Australian International pageant is not just a pageant for me it is like a life line that has given me the opportunity and platform to fulfil my dreams. It is a privilege and honour. It will open so many paths for me as I have always been looked down at that I am not capable to do anything. I would really like to win Mrs Australian international pageant so I can share my voice, be a role model in hope to achieve anything no matter how hard life can be. I would love to represent Australia around the Globe. It’s been so long since I have been waiting for this opportunity. 

It’s a blessing to bring smiles on people’s faces.

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Positivity: Does Each Cloud Have a Silver Lining?

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

No matter what you do or how hard you try to avoid it, bad things can happen when you least expect them. When we are in the middle of a stressful situation and feel overwhelmed by emotions, it's easy to focus on the negative side of life. Some people say that every cloud has a silver lining, but finding the positive side of a bad situation is not always easy. While it's important you appreciate every victory, it's also vital you remember that times of hardship will build your character and make you even stronger. To make you as efficient as possible, your brain will default into certain habits when you find yourself in familiar situations. Most people start looking at all of the bad things in their life when they feel stressed, but you can combat that problem by becoming aware of it. Force yourself to find something good out of the next negative event that happens, and you might surprise yourself. If you are unable to see the silver lining right away, you can give yourself some time to process your emotions and try again. 

For example, feeling heartbroken after a losing a competition is normal, and people will often dwell on the past and wish to try again. However, before you compete again, you need to reflect and work on your mistakes. Let these issues teach you valuable lessons before it is impossible. The same concept is true when someone loses a job or does not get into the college that they had wanted. 


After a stressful event takes place, give yourself some time to process your emotions and heal. Even though you might not feel up to it, force yourself to spend time with your friends or family, engaging in activities that you enjoy. Doing so will help you calm your emotions enough to reflect and to make the most of any situation that you face.

We would love to have you compete again and behind every cloud there is a silver lining. Good luck, have fun and remember Queens don't compete they simply claim their victory with Grace, Elegance and poise. 

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