Pep Talk with a Dose of Reality
Whether you feel stuck, rushed, overwhelmed, or have chosen to be REALLY intentionally full with your schedule and time, do not put looking good and feeling good on the back burner. It all goes hand in hand my friends, looking good translates to feeling good.
Your appearance dictates how you will be treated. Sad and Cold? Yes! Truth and Fact? Yes! In a perfect world, we would all dress ourselves the way we wanted. Someone could walk around naked and it would be normal. However, the fact is that we don't live in a perfect world – and that there are both written and unwritten rules in our society that can affect the way people see us. 3 - 7 seconds friends, 3 - 7 seconds!
That is the amount of time you have to make a first impression and it's very hard to get someone to change their mind after that. Looking good is the primary instrument in creating a positive first impression. It doesn't matter so much that you must be in designer clothing or visiting stylists 24/7 to be taken seriously. Instead, it matters in your own way – in the way of
being presentable as opposed to not caring about how you look. This sends the right message to people, telling them that you respect yourself and you expect to be treated with respect.