When I received my formal image management consulting training, one of the biggest takeaways I received from my mentor, Judith Rasband, CIM, is this:
We talk all the time about the first impressions we make when meeting other people for the first time. But before that can happen, the first impression we make is on ourselves when we get dressed in the morning. Long before you can impact anyone else, the clothes you wear will impact you first.
I would challenge you to become more aware of the impact your clothing has on the way you think, the way you feel, and the way you act.
If you’re having a down day, the quickest way you can turn it around is to put on some nice clothes — something that inspires you. Put on some makeup, do your hair. You’ll be amazed at what a big difference your appearance has on how you feel.
Have you seen the effect that clothing has on the way you think, feel, act, and how others react to you?