Looking Professional

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself!”

It doesn’t matter what kind of environment you work in, or if you don’t work outside the home, there are going to be times when you are going to be required to dress and look professional.  For some of us it’s going to be more often than others, but that doesn’t matter, it is still invaluable to know how to dress the part.

As I have discussed many times, the first impression you create can be either be beneficial or detrimental depending on how you present yourself.  How you present yourself is not just dependent on what you wear, but that definitely does play a huge part.  With that being said, if you want to have a positive experience or accomplish success in whatever it is you are doing, you are going to want to put in a little thought to how you present yourself and what you wear.

Today’s post shows you that being professional doesn’t mean that you have be boring or traditional.  So what does being professional mean to you?  If you are looking for people to take you seriously, you are going to have to start by taking yourself seriously…

I have been in sales for a long time and what I have found is that determination, persistence, confidence and success all go hand in hand.  No matter what your job, you are going to have people that you don’t like, and you are going to have to do things that you would rather not do.  The goal is to create an environment where you enjoy more than you dislike…for me I find the most pleasure when I meet with my clients, come up with creative ideas and more importantly it is when I feel I am helping people and making a difference.

I really believe that to achieve anything in life – whether that is a great personal relationship, friendship or business, the only way you can do that is if you are the whole package.  I tell my kids all the time that if you want to have a friend, you have to be a friend first.  The same goes with all relationships in your life – business or personal – because people react to what they see and how they are treated.  I certainly am much more likely to do something for someone that doesn’t expect it, and they treat me with respect.  Simple if you think about it, but sometimes easier said than done because we all have needs and wants.

 

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