Monday, 28 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
"Tell the uncool guys around the watercooler that you're not dressing for them; you're dressing for life. If they persist, you might add that you're going places, and in those other places, people don't just wear and do the absolute minimum. Life isn't about being up to code - it's about far exceeding it."
Like it or not, we live in an image-driven world. The sooner you come to terms with that, the sooner we can move on. Creating the correct image for yourself can open doors to various opportunities. How you present yourself is also a reflection of how serious you are about the project/job prospect/event.
Non-verbal self-introduction: Hi. My name is Slop and I don't take pride in what I do.
The enviornment one is in can have a huge influence on one's dressing. Yes, peer pressure is not just an issue for teenagers reaching puberty.
The next time that dude in your office with the fraying-collar shirt and droopy-crotch trousers with holes in his back pockets teases you about being dressed up for work, stand back, smile at him politely and softly walk away.
Dude's struggling in life. Be sensitive.