Dress for success
When you look good you feel good and when you feel good, you do good. Find out how the way you dress may be impacting your success.
We all know that we look (and feel) better if we take the time and dress-up. The question is how does it impact you beyond your own feelings?
Princeton studies show that people pass judgement on your face within one tenth of a second after meeting you. It may take another full second to also pass judgement on your clothes and it plays an important role in how you are being perceived.
So what changes when you dress-up?
When you dress nice you become more confident. Confidence gives you the permission to transcend into who you want to be and, more importantly, it influences the perception of others.
Based on how you dress others will make the judgement of whether or not you take care of yourself. It speaks volumes on how you perceive yourself. Others take this into consideration when they ask "is this person fit to be my partner, husband, or next employee?" Even friends will judge your abilities and qualities that you bring to the relationship.
In the workplace, it says a lot about your professionalism. It is one way to stand out from among your fellow employees. If you are working with clients/customers it will influence how competent they view you and whether or not you are deserving of their respect.
If you are looking to climb the career ladder, you want to be recognized. That recognition can go a long way when it comes time for a raise and/or yearly review. It will play a part in whether a superior will advocate for you and how seriously they consider you.
In today's society you can not avoid judgment. What do you want that judgement to be? How is it affecting your relationships, career, goals, and/or social status?
By making one simple change (no pun intended) you can begin to take control of your success in life.