How does working with colour make you feel?
I have always loved colour. Somehow colour makes your day brighter and makes me smile when I see people wearing it. Our colourful shoes that we sell in my retail shoe stores Tracey Mathers Shoe Studio always sell the fastest.
Which colours make you most happy?
Pink I have always been a bright fuchsia pink girl, yellow makes me feel happy and I just love azure blue and turquoise, it reminds me of the ocean which I love.
What wardrobe staples can you not live without?
I love Camilla because of all the beautiful colours she chooses in her silks. Of course I always wear Tracey Mathers Shoe Studio shoes and my pink Lipstick from Lulu and Lipstick.
What are a few of your favourite beauty staples?
Comfortable fabulous clothing. My favourite designers are WLN White Label Noba (her skinny leg jeans are just amazing), Camilla, Kaftan sales online and I always wear Capriosca swimmers because the colours she produces are fabulous. Always have Tracey Mathers Shoes on my feet, I am a jewellery fanatic so I have the most amazing jewellery collection that I always chop and change depending on what I am wearing. My make-up is from Lulu and Lipstick. Fleur the owner is brilliant with the product selection she brings in from overseas.
What makes you truly happy?
Happiness comes from within. I truly do believe you can choose happiness. Surround yourself with positive like minded people who only build you up. Negativity is something we don’t need in our lives, so those that give it to you all the time, you need to ask them to stop or you need to let them go. We get only one chance at this fabulous thing they call life, make the most of yours. When you walk around every day look at all the beauty that surrounds you. Stop and smell the flowers, pat the dog, talk to the people, I guarantee it will make your day more enjoyable. Write down all that you are grateful for at the end of every day. I guarantee that will also make you smile.
I am on a serious health kick and have recently lost a lot of weight. So my Nutribullet and I travel everywhere together. I love all my green combination shakes I make. If I am being bad my favourite restaurant is Ioesco at Sanctuary Cove and everything on the menu is sheer brilliance.
I have so many it is really hard to choose, at the moment though I am doing a lot of work with people on not being afraid to stand out from the crowd so this is probably it for this moment “Don’t be like the rest of them darling” Author unknown
I am reading a fabulous book at the moment called Mindful eating, mindful life. I am a huge reader so I have about 50 favorite books. I just wish my mum was still alive to see what I read now. I used to only read fiction and she used to say if only you would read something intelligent to improve your general knowledge my darling girl there would be no stopping you. I now try for at least 2 books a month that are improving my knowledge in life and how things work best.
How do you keep your mind, body and soul inspired?
I have started learning the art of Mindfulness. I have read many books on the subject and believe that if we stop and think before acting we will save ourselves a lot of grief and pain. We need to be present in the moment and that means putting your brain in gear before your mouth. Mindfulness is helping me to rediscover my health and wellbeing. I am also strong believer in a daily ritual and routine to stay healthy and happy. In my mentoring I am helping people to be physically and mentally stronger to face life’s everyday challenges.
What is your favourite room in your house and why?
My family room as this is where we sit every night as a family (my hubby and dog) and discuss what the day gave us.
Do you have a favourite travel destination/s and why?
Las Vegas for sure as I think it is Disneyland for adults and there is always something exciting to watch and the shopping is mind blowing.
Do you have any advice for our readers who are seeking helpful tips on how they can live a colourful and happy life?
Don’t worry about what other people say or think, be comfortable with who you are and if you love it, wear it and own it.
About Tracey Mathers
Tracey Mathers is a third generation shoe retailer from the Mathers Shoes family. She has owned and run her own business now for 25years. She has owned up to 6 retail stores at any one time and absolutely loves the fashion industry and the people she works with. This has lead her to start a mentoring business called TM – traceymathers.com develop the star within. She works with clients daily on helping them to find their “Why” and “how” in life. With longevity in a highly competitive marketplace, her strategic leadership, people management and business planning attributes have been critical to the success she has celebrated. Her passion is people, and helping others to achieve their dream of having success in their lives has been the next natural progression in Tracey’s career path. By working with Tracey you will have a clearer direction on where changes need to be made in your life, she will give you the confidence to make changes that lead to great results.
For more information head to http://www.traceymathers.com.au