If the opportunity you’ve been preparing for knocks at your door right now, will you be ready for it? Will you be decent-looking enough to freshen up with a lipstick and a light fragrance and just go? Could you have a casual meeting and explain your fabulous new project in what you are wearing? Will your hair and makeup talk about your professionalism and code of ethics? Will your image ultimately help you or hurt you in this meeting?
I ask you these questions because that’s how life works. When you least expect it, opportunity shows up and you know it. Opportunities pop up every day and sometimes several times a day. Will you take any of them and if you do, will your image work with you and for you in the process? I’m not talking about being salon-ready hair and red-carpet outfit and makeup ready. I’m talking about a fresh, clean and coherent look that will match who you are, what you do and what you stand for.
Some of us go through life focusing on work and everything life entails without putting ourselves in the equation. Did you know that when you meet someone for the first time, it takes them about four seconds to make a judgment about you? Moreover, did you know their opinion is based 95% on what you are wearing and the other 5% on how you look from the neck up? If someone makes a verdict about you and what you stand for based on your outfit as well as your hair and makeup, wouldn’t you put a little more effort into how you look?
If you think about all the time, money and effort you dedicate to your work isn’t it sad to know you might be the person standing between your product and the sale? If you know your look is not working for you and it doesn’t represent who you are and what you stand for, why are you not doing something about it? You are jeopardizing all the hard work of endless days and late nights you do while preventing your clients from seeing the possibilities your product has to offer.
It is your duty to yourself, your family, your career and the people you want to help to take the time you need to get ready, look your best and own those four seconds of judgment. Don’t you want your look to say how responsible, loyal, professional, innovative and beautiful you are?
When you look your best your image speaks for you and gives you the upper hand in any conversation. Furthermore, it provides you the confidence you being lacking all along. If you dedicate the time to prepare and package your product or project, why wouldn’t you take the time to prepare the person representing that product, the master and creator of the idea and the force that runs the amazing solution you want to provide the world with?
I ask you to please read and analyze these questions:
- What kind of impression do you make when you meet someone?
- Is your image the look of an influential leader in your niche?
- Does your look speak about how competent and strong you are?
- Is your look helping or hurting you to achieve your goals?
- What do you see when you look into the mirror every day?
- How do you feel about the reflection looking back at you?
- If you would feel your best every time you head out the door, how would this impact your life?
If you know your look is not working for you, don’t panic. To ensure a positive first impression and open doors to new opportunities, you need to focus on managing your image. Take the first step towards improving your image and look for help. Work with someone who understands your needs, works with your necessities and adapts to your budget.
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