Quote – Concentration is the secret

Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the management of human affairs.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success – Packaging Does Matter

Your Professional Appearance
Your Professional Appearance

Being well dress does have a profound effect on how you are perceived in the workplace and on the way you are considered when opportunities of type arise.  So, here are a few starter thoughts regarding workplace dress and appearance.

Principle 1

You are not dressing for a job interview.  Your are dressing for success, which means you are dressing to have an advantage in the everyday competition of the workplace.

The packaging does matter; being well dressed can improve your success because:

  • You will feel more prepared for the workday
  • Being well-dressed projects more power and authority
  • It can help your appearance/presences by offsetting the losses of youthful physical attributes as you age.

Principle 2

Think of your office suit or outfit as a uniform, and treat as one. Always clean, wrinkle free, and well cared for…etc.

Color matters: your daily dress should project

  • Power,
  • Professionalism,
  • Preparedness,
  • And respect for the companies’ dress code and, if visiting a client, the client’s dress code and expectations

Principle 3

Impressions do matter; subliminally, as well as in direct relationship to the respect, consideration, and treatment you receive from others.

Quote – A Book Is Best Understood

A Book Is Best Understood

A book is meant to be read from beginning to end but it’s best understood from end to beginning

Winston Church

Quote – The help of good counsel

When all is done, the help of good counsel is that which setteth business straight.

— Francis Bacon

Quote – Doing The Work Yourself

The wise man will commit no business of importance to a proxy when he may do it himself.

— Roger L’Estrange

Quote – The more business a man has to do

The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish; for he learns to economize his time.

— Judge Hale

Quote – Punctuality

Punctuality is the soul of business.

— Proverb