Thursday, December 16, 2010

Guest Blogger: Anne Dreyer, Contributor to Life Choices: Putting the Pieces Together

We welcome today, another of the contributors to the Life Choices: Putting The Pieces Together anthology to discuss her contribution.

If life didn’t challenge us,how could we know how strong we are?

How would we learn who we are capable of becoming?

There is no such thing as life without struggle. No one comes out of a struggle the same as he or she was when it began. Everyone has to make choices between giving up or growing stronger.

These authors hope that by sharing their stories, you will realize no matter how many pieces your life is in or what they look like, you can fit them together into a picture of wholeness and success.

Meet the Co-Authors of Life Choices: Putting the Pieces Together:

Andrea Chestnut

Jasmine Freeman

Anne Dreyer

Kathy Jo Pollack

Vickie Lane

Gregory Lay

Jo Wilkins

Charlotte Foust

Joan Peck

Ginette Osier Bedsaul

April Aimee Adams

Darlene Mahon

Joy Huntsman

Myriam Lazo

Bea Goodwin

Eric Culverson

Cindy Hallam

Deborah Clark

Ann Parenti

Lori La Bey

Becky Buckley

Mike Levin

Peggy Vasquez

Derick Poremba-Brumer

Lynette Chapell

Fix it! by Anne Dreyer

About my story:

Life is a big picture, and each of the choices we make and what we experience is a stroke of a brush on the huge canvas of our years. I believe that the secret of mastering life is like the stroke of the brush - one stroke at a time. Do as much as much as you can, during that specific season, and leave the rest to God. And it is this divine partnership that finally gets us through it all!

Continuing my story in the series Life Choices (Class is a Choice), which tells the story of my late father, Peter Welgemoed, who lost his entire fortune; his womanizing, perhaps being one of the primary factors. Although left penniless, he still left a legacy because of how he treated people; and even today he is still remembered as being a true gentleman!

Adding now, in the new book, Putting The Pieces Together, these ‘brush strokes’ that formed the canvas of his years, and mine, are about Ivy, his first wife, and my beloved late mother.

This poignant story tells my personal journey to forgiveness and living a new life of freedom.

I was dealing with an unforgiving heart and so much brokenness, yet I was the only one that could fix it. This was a CHOICE I had to make..... I Chose to FIX IT –and now know that without God and His principles, there can be no true meaning to by putting the pieces together, you can experience a life filled with rewards!

Anne Dreyer lives in the coastal resort Ballito Kwa Zulu South Africa and is a sought after motivational speaker, author and image coach, who lives and teaches Coco Chanel's dictum:

"You can be ravishing at 20, Charming at 40 ...or

With her warm and stylish personality, Anne infects her audiences as she trains and inspires them from her personal life’s experience as a successful business woman and entrepreneur.

Anne, nominated Business Women of the Year 2008, is the founder of Colourworks international, as well as the founder of Foreign Ambassador of APICSA, The Association of Professional Image Consultants in South Africa , the appointed External Examiner for IBICA Singapore, and a Professional Member Professional Speaker Association of South Africa, as well as Global Speakers International.

Anne, Master Image Consultant and Etiquette Expert, knows and believes that every person can blossom where they are planted and can be irresistible forever!

To contact Anne Dreyer