Quote – Common Sense

Knowledge is of little use if it is not under the direction of good sense.

— Spanish Proverb

Quote – A wise man is strong

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

— Proverbs 25:5 King James Version (KJV)

Quote – A man must carry knowledge

A man must carry knowledge
A man must carry knowledge

A man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge.

— Samuel Johnson

Quote – Learn to say No

Learn to say No [tactfully]! and it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.

— Charles Spurgeon

Quote – Learning like money

Learning, like money, may be of so base a coin as to be utterly devoid of use; or, if sterling, may require good management to make it serve the purpose of sense and happiness.

— William Shenstone

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.