On this road of life, one thing that I have learned, especially in this day and age of social media, is that image is King. Everywhere you look, it’s all about presentation. And, although some may not agree with me and say it’s superficial and that being a good person, and/or, being respectable is more important (not to say it isn’t). The issue becomes, if someone doesn’t like the way you look, or, sometimes more importantly, how you come off to them, they aren’t even going to give you an opportunity to get to know them. That’s just how it works.
So, I have composed my list of reasons why I believe it is so important to “dress your best”!
Self-Confidence: Chances are, you are most likely never going to achieve big things not looking your best. When you put your best “self” out into the world, the world responds back in a positive fashion. Like attracts like.
Career: When was the last time you went on an interview and didn’t look your best? Or attend a big meeting? Meet a new client? How many men don’t have a red tie? The power color. Or ladies, an ensemble that says I’m ready to take-on-the-world? And don’t get me started with Kick-Ass heels? Wear a uniform to work everyday? Rock it! Who doesn’t love the UPS man when he makes deliveries to the office? Hello? The world is as competitive as ever, maybe more so, and if you want to be seen and counted, YOU best have your image equaling your qualifications! This is not the time to be in the passenger seat, this is the year to be in the drivers seat. I believe 2017 is going to be a game-changer, for many of us, and you should be prepared. And part of that, once again, Looking Sharp, Being Sharp and, honing your skills. This could by your year that everything changes. Don’t let any opportunities slip by you.
Feeling Good: Like the saying goes, “Look good, Feel good”. And vice-versa. You are never going to feel good about yourself if you aren’t trying to look your best everyday. And Tom Ford knows best!,
Dating: This one touches a lot of nerves, I could actually write a book on this one. For those of us (and there are many) out there dating, it is so important to look your best and put out a positive vibe. I am always amazed when I look at profile pictures that men put up; pictures with no smiles, not dressed properly, laying down in bed (that one always gets me), group shots (like you gotta pick him out of the crowd) and poor taste. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say, who does this work for? You are not going to attract an amazing woman dressed like that! And to be fair, it goes both ways as well. So make this the year you level-up and put up some great shots, this could be your year of meeting the one!
Self-Sabatoge: I believe some people go out of there way to not look their best, so that they have an excuse for why all the things in their life are going wrong. Which is not to say that dressing your best will make everything in your life perfect (and we all know, there is no PERFECT, anywhere, with anyone). It just means, when you start your day looking and feeling your best, it is a good chance, a very good chance, that good things will come your way more easily. And if you don’t believe me, try me!
Who’s Watching You: Maybe it’s your kids. Maybe it’s your boss, your clients? You never know who’s watching you and who you are inspiring. On a business level, I’ve had so many people send me messages, people I don’t even know, saying how I’ve inspired them in so many ways, and I had no idea. I’ve inspired people to do things they never thought they could do, things that were on their bucket list and I, inspired them to do those things. That makes me feel totally awesome whenever that happens! And on a personal level, I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and complemented; my hair (yes, that’s the big one), my smile (thank you), the way I dress (mmm, not everyone is a fan but many are), my infectious-positive energy, my knowledge of various topics and my openness when I meet new people. So again, you have no idea who’s watching you! Don’t be afraid to be amazing!
Your Haters: Think you don’t have haters, think again. Oh, you have them. If you are out there trying to achieve a dream, working on your career or business, making waves in the universe. They are there in the wings. Maybe you know them, maybe you don’t? But rest assured, they are there. And you know what? Nothing makes them hate you more than when they see you looking good, feeling good, doing good, inspiring others, making achievements in the world, and most of all, being happy! Take that haters!
You Owe It To Yourself: Enough said!
The World Needs You: And I don’t mean in the sense that the world needs everyone dressing up (although it couldn’t hurt). I mean the world needs more people out inspiring other people. The world needs a big, huge shot of INSPIRATION right now! There is way to much negativity going on these days (and I’m not getting into that, you know the reasons). So let’s inspire as many people as we can, through whichever means works for us as individuals. Whether it’s on a personal level, a business level, through social media, whatever works in your world? How awesome would it be if you could make this world a little lighter and a little brighter (even sharing a smile counts). And if it means wearing your Sunday Best when you walk out the door tomorrow, so be it! Shine on!
As the saying goes, “DRESS, how you want to be addressed!”
Till next time,
NineFrogs ~ Where Style meets Attitude and = Success