Welcome to “Success with Soul”, a new column here on The Social that gives you the tools to seamlessly integrate entertaining into your daily life, which elevates how you work and play. To guide us, we’ve tapped professional badass and host extraordinaire, Nina Sasson, to show us the ropes.
When she's not helping to transform how people function (and thrive!) in the workplace, Nina spends her time enjoying Movie Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and Order-In Fridays on a weekly basis.
She believes in the magic of picnics and hosting themed dinner parties where wigs and fabulous outfits are required. All I have to say is, same and, can I get an invite? And with that, over to Nina...
Hi! I’m Nina Sasson, a Soulful Career Coach who helps professional go-getters find career fulfillment and level-up their lives. Because when you create fun and beauty in your life, that’s when you can seamlessly increase your energy and radiate joy when you walk through those office doors or show up on that Zoom call.
We all deserve to feel lit up, on fire, and thriving in our place of business. The easiest way to feeling that way and becoming a natural source of positivity is to celebrate YOU and where you are in your life in this moment.
Here are 5 easy steps to help you plan your next celebration and who knows, you may become a magnet for what you want because you are BEING and CELEBRATING who you need to be to have it. Follow along and if you really want to take it all the way, grab your journal and answer the questions!
Step 1: Set an intention or theme
What would you like to celebrate? _______________
What’s one thing you can acknowledge about yourself in your celebration? _______________
Most importantly, what sounds like fun to you? _______________
Step 2: The Menu
What are some of your favorite foods and beverages? _______________
Including your favorite things and sharing them with others helps amplify the experience.
Pro tip: Make your party more festive by adding on custom menus (and place cards!) when ordering your Social Studies look.
Step 3: Ask For Help
Pro tip: You don’t have to do it alone! Ask friends to collaborate on the celebration and request that they bring the salad, the wine, or make the cocktails.
Step 4: Set the Table
Universal truth: It’s gotta be easy in order for you to truly have fun. Finding ways to make your life, your work, and your celebration easier is the foundation of self-care and self-preservation.
Consider using Social Studies where everything you need for your celebration is delivered right to your door.
I used The Doppio, a vibrant, playful look for my “Auntie Mame” Caftan and Jewels-themed birthday party in Palm Springs.
Step 5: Get Dressed Up and Savor the Moment
Never underestimate the power of a fabulous outfit and the opportunity to capture that outfit on camera!
Wear something gorgeous or silly and encourage your guests to do the same.
Use a selfie stick, a tripod, a polaroid or disposable camera to capture the moments and create an interactive photo booth.
When you celebrate yourself, you naturally give off so many positive, enlivening vibes that people and opportunities naturally gravitate in your direction.
Get ready to harness the power you already have to create whatever you want in your career and your life!
If you want more tips and tricks on how to perform at the top of your game in your career and want to have fun doing it then follow along @ninasasson on IG & TikTok or visit ninasasson.com.