Are You Dressed For Success?

 
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It's the first day of summer, did you come prepared? Are you dressed for success?

When you get dressed, who do you dress for? Dressing for success is far more than dressing to impress others, it is about dressing to reflect who YOU are authentically, it is coming into your confidence so that instead of trying to draw people to you, you naturally attract the right attention.

Image sabotage happens when we fail to realize the power of personal presentation. How we put our look together, in terms of grooming, clothing, overall attire most definitely impacts the impressions we make. It has a definite initial impact on our ability to form meaningful connections.

I'm sure you've heard it before and I can tell you, it really is true. When we look good, we feel good. We are confident and we are able to ask for what we want and need, and ultimately...get it. When we know ourselves we spend less time worrying about what others think and more time building and sustaining meaningful connections.

I consult to emerging leaders, mid career professionals and entrepreneurs who want to enhance their personal brand by elevating their personal and professional style. Click the link below to find how you can have a professional style that is distinguished and captivating.

 

 

Canada's Top 100 Black Women to Watch 2017

 
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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the annual gala hosted by the Canada International Black Women Event (CIBWE). I attended as a recipient of this award, in the category of entrepreneurship.

I am truly very thankful to Velma Morgan who nominated me as a recipient, as well as to Rose Cathy Handy and her team for selecting me to be among so many accomplished and driven women who are making a difference in their communities.

I see this acknowledgement as confirmation that I am in fact on the right path and it gives me further encouragement to continue on my mission of helping professionals to truly reach the pinnacles of success by believing in and tapping into their potential.

www.cibwe.ca (2017 profiles will be updated shortly)

Grateful and humbled!

 
 
 
 

Personal Branding 101-What on earth is it?

 

Hey there, 

I've been meaning to pen an introduction to personal branding to share my perspective on this topic. Well, the day has finally come.

I'm a coach and a personal brand strategist, which means I help people and small businesses to master their appearance, behaviour and communication for success in life and leadership. As a strategist, I help you to design tools, solutions, strategies to have a stellar brand. As a coach I work with you to gain clarity on your brand, provide a source for accountability, and help you as you define and  implement your brand's vision.

Ok so the big questions...

WHAT ON EARTH IS PERSONAL BRANDING?

Well, it depends on who you ask. There is a lot of information out there and to be honest, for most, it can be downright confusing and overwhelming sifting through what's real and what is not. You know, those 'alternative facts.'

Really personal branding is not a new concept.

WHAT IS IT?

Your personal brand is really just your image.  Your image is a reflection of who you are and what you bring to the table (the dining table, boardroom table, negotiating table, you name it)

Your brand is a combination of many elements. In my practice I share that your personal brand is a combination of your Appearance, Behaviour, Communication and Social Media Presence (A.B.C's). In it's totality, your personal brand is what you stand for, what you represent, it is the total experience others have with you when they come to know or interact with you.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Ever tried to apply for a job or promotion lately? or explain to a prospective client why you are the person to solve their problems instead of the other 50 gajillion people that do the same thing that you do? How did that work out for you?

If you struggled to articulate your message or if you were unsuccessful in accomplishing your goal chances are there is room for improvement in how you are showing up in your profession.

Whether you want to accept it or not, your personal brand has already been created. The image that you have of yourself may or may not be consistent with the image others have of you. It is up to you to control your image so that your message is consistent with who you are and what you are all about.

HOW IS MY BRAND DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?

We are all different, no two people are alike. Not even twins. We have varied experiences, backgrounds, likes, dislikes, skills, talents, physical attributes. How we combine these differences and how we use them to attract, connect with and influence others will ultimately be varied as well.

WHAT IS PRESENCE?

It is having the ability to attract and connect with people in such a way that they want to know more, they come to like you and ultimately come to trust you. These are critical foundations for relationships, which if we are to be honest are at the core of everything that we do as human beings. When you have presence, you have an impressive manner. Your brand stands out, you become the influencer that others want to work with. Influence is power. It is at the core of leadership and if you can influence, you can be outstanding in your profession.

SOUNDS GOOD, TELL ME MORE...

I'll be back to post a bit more on the subject. In the meantime, sign up for my VIP mailing list to get more tips on how you can develop a Captivating Presence and Personal Brand. You will also get first access to my resource library for paid and unpaid products, discounts to newly launched products, freebies (books, templates or guides) that will help you as you build your own personal brand, executive and/or leadership presence.

Best to you,

 

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Monday Motivator: The Law of Environment

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On this subject, I could write a novel. Our environment has the ability to alter our perspectives, our progress and our potential. The power it has over us is based on the amount of power we allow it to have.

I grew up in an environment where most people assume that people cannot succeed. I was blessed to be cocooned within a loving family that nurtured me to the best of their ability; however, the outer world that I faced was one where struggle, violence, poverty, crime and hardship was commonplace. Did I allow that to stop me from growing? Absolutely not.

What gave me motivation was the fact that I had opportunities to go outside of my environment to see that the things I was exposed to were not the be all and end all. That there was much more that I could access. Granted, even within the challenges that I faced, I was still able to find the best of the circumstances. I was also able to surround myself with people who were also focused on growth and success.

Who we choose as our associates, greatly impacts our success in life. Are you surrounding yourself with people who are serious about their growth? or are you just hanging on to the people that you know because that's all that you have known?

If you want to see dramatic changes in your life, consider exploring and changing your environment. John Maxwell says this in the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, "if you're always at the head of the class, then you're in the wrong class."

As well, "whether you are a success or failure in life has little to do with your circumstances; it has much more to do with your choices. " Nido Qubein

Change your environment...change your life! Who are you associating with? Who are the 5 people you spend the most time with? What are they doing with their lives? Are you and them on the same page or are you on a different wavelength? Assess your environment, that will give you an indication as to whether or not you have outgrown your circle and are in need of a change so that you can grow and blossom.

Have a blessed week ahead,

 

 
 

Global Youth Initiative

"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside." Whitney Houston

"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside." Whitney Houston

The John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative is here. As a certified Youth Max and Youth Max Plus Facilitator I will be bringing youth leadership programs to Ontario's youth in Hamilton Ontario.

To find out more click below:

"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside." Whitney Houston

Audio replay: Keys to Assertive Behaviour

 
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On March 16, 2017 I had the honour of speaking with Dr. Stephanie Hampton Credle on her radio show The Chrysalis Zone. We discussed how people can demonstrate more assertiveness in life to get what they want. How do you move beyond AGGRESSIVENESS? How can women be heard without the rage? Listen in to find out more.

 

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Monday Motivator: It starts with belief

Do you believe that you can achieve  your dreams? With a clear vision and a plan of action you most inevitably can achieve your dreams. What separates many successful people from those who have been unable to make progress in their lives is the gap between knowing and doing. When we know what we want, and act upon it with enthusiasm what seemed like a dream becomes our reality.

Whatever you are dreaming about, start with the belief that it is possible. You'll amaze yourself at what you can achieve.

Blessings,

 
 

Monday Motivator: Living With Intent

"When you live each day with intention, there’s almost no limit to what you can do. You can transform yourself, your family, your community, and your nation. When enough people do that, they can change the world. When you intentionally use your everyday life to bring about positive change in the lives of others, you begin to live a life that matters.”  
John C. Maxwell

I hear it too often, people who say that they are unhappy with their current situation, yet those very same people when asked what they are planning to do to change for the better, the conversation ends up sounding a little like... 

 
 

crickets...

crickets...

and even more...

crickets.

Not a judgment, just an observation.

If you are not where you want to be, no one is going to get you there but you. When we set out to live with intention we are able to do more than we ever imagined. 

Will you live your life getting results or leaving excuses? Which will you choose? I'm here to tell you that you are the master of your destiny and once you own that with certainty your life will dramatically change. 

Wishing you much success,

 
 

Growth Tip of The Day: Consistency

 
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Wow, can you believe it? It's March 1st, 2017. When did we get to the 3rd month of the new year? Either way I'm happy for March, it's the birth of Spring. Of all the seasons, Spring is my favourite because it symbolizes renewal, growth and new beginnings. Here's to a new month of progress and growth.

 

 
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On the topic of growth and renewal, today I wanted to discuss John Maxwell's Law of Consistency found in the book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

What I've found throughout my life is that the people who are the most successful are those that have learned to be the best at what they do and to do it consistently. They are consistent in their actions and in their deeds. When it comes to any area of life, motivation doesn't always come easy but when it does it alone can't help us to move forward with our goals and ambitions. We need discipline to stick to tasks at hand if we expect to see any real results.

In the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth John Maxwell says 'if you want to be more consistent in your performance, you need to be more disciplined and consistent in your growth.'  To do this you should ask yourself the following questions...

1. Do you know what you need to improve?

2. Do you know how you are supposed to improve?

3. Do you know why you want to keep improving?

4. Do you know when you are supposed to improve?

Why not ask yourself these questions and see how you do. Do you find it hard to be consistent when trying to get things done or to grow yourself? It isn't easy to stay the course, there are so many distractions aren't there?  If you are still struggling, it may be of benefit for you to get help from other focused people who can be your accountability partners as you strive for what I like to call 'stick-to-itiveness'.

Growth is optional. Choosing to remain the same is as well. Progress though, only comes with growth. Which will you choose?

Have a blessed day and month,


Teca

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Growth Tip of The Day: Reflection

 
Today is Throwback Thursday. I like Throwback Thursdays because I often find my self looking back in my photo albums at some of the memories that were made. This is me in Jamaica, I was 6 months pregnant with my first born back in 2012. I  decided to take a break from my business to care and nurture my child. I knew that this period would give me a tremendous amount of opportunity to really assess where I truly wanted to take my life and my career.       I find though when it comes to reflecting on my days or life in general, I sometimes struggle to do this consistently. I am getting into the habit of reviewing my agenda at the end of the day to see what I was able to actually accomplish vs what I probably will need to get done the next day or days in the future. The growth tip for today focuses on reflection. This is not reflection like the 'Mirror' I talked about in my previous post. This is reflecting on our life to see what lessons we are learning on the way. I  often joke that I am a lesson sponge, I really am. I soak up those lessons like my life depends on it, because really...it does! I tend to reflect back on the things that I did and see if there was anything that I could have done different, what were my core lessons learned and what steps could I take to do things differently. Following this mindset, I believe has helped me to really grow as a person both personally and professionally. There was a time in my life that periods of reflection were only done to identify what OTHERS did wrong or didn't do right in my favour. That flawed perspective shifted the responsibility for my personal growth from me unto others. I later learned that no one else but me can affect how my life evolves. I am the one who chooses my experiences, or rather, my responses to my experiences. So what I am sharing is to encourage you to take time to reflect upon your life.  Peter Drucker said  'follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.' The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth is one of John's best selling books. To grow as a stellar professional it's important not to forget to develop yourself personally. In this incredible book John shares everything that he has garnered about developing yourself so that you have the best chance of becoming the person you were created to be. If you are serious about success and determined to find your place in a cluttered marketplace or really want to grow as a person so that you can add value to others and/or your organization stay tuned for more information on my upcoming Professional Development Growth Series.  In the meantime, check back in tomorrow as I share another law, The Law of Consistency. Best to you,
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Today is Throwback Thursday. I like Throwback Thursdays because I often find myself looking back in my photo albums at some of the memories that were made. This is me in Jamaica, I was 4 months pregnant with my first born back in 2012. I  decided to take a break from my business for care and nurture leave of my son. I knew that this period would give me lots of opportunity to really reflect on where I truly wanted to take my life and my career. As life would have it, it most certainly did. I learned so much more about business and leadership from running a household and being a Mom.

The growth tip for today focuses on reflection. This is not reflection like the 'Mirror' I talked about in my previous post. This is reflecting on our life to see what lessons we are learning on the way.

I  often joke that I am a lesson sponge, I really am. I soak up those lessons like my life depends on it, because really...it does!

I tend to reflect back on the things that I did and see how I could improve, what were my lessons learned and what steps could I take to do things differently going forward. Adopting this mindset, I believe has helped me to really grow as a person both personally and professionally.

There was a time in my life that periods of reflection were mostly done to identify what OTHERS did wrong or didn't do right in my favour. That flawed perspective shifted the responsibility for my personal growth from me unto others. I later owned up to the fact that no one else but me can affect how my life evolves. I am the one who chooses my experiences, or rather, my responses to my experiences.

So what I am sharing is to encourage you to take time to reflect upon your life.  Peter Drucker said  'follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.'

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth is one of John Maxwell's focused on personal development. To grow as a stellar professional it's important not to forget to develop yourself personally. In this incredible book John shares everything that he has garnered about developing yourself so that you have the best chance of becoming the person you were created to be.

If you are serious about success and determined to find your place in a cluttered marketplace or really want to grow as a person so that you can add value to others and/or your organization stay tuned for more information on my upcoming Professional Development Growth Series. 

In the meantime, check back into the blog as I share another law, The Law of Consistency.

Best to you,

 

 

Growth Tip of The Day: Law of The Mirror

 

Oh the Mirror!

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That often dreaded little piece of reflective equipment. I remember there was a time when I used to absolutely dislike looking in the mirror (literally and figuratively). There was this thing happening with my self esteem that just would not allow me to feel comfortable looking back at myself. A lot of it stemmed from the fact that I felt very 'unpretty' , but also because I just didn't like who I thought I was. That was a period where I can honestly say I did not value myself. I was young, uncertain of my identity, confused about my purpose. I assessed my value based on what I assumed others thought about me. Fundamentally, I was lost.

Have you ever felt a strong dislike toward yourself? Maybe because of something physical or maybe more to do with something that you did or maybe because of who someone else told you that you were/are?

Well, can I tell you something? It's normal for us to go through periods of low self esteem. It's a part of getting to know who we are. What keeps us stuck though is when we are unable to see our worth entirely. When our self esteem remains low and we are unable to see value in who are are. 

For me, getting unstuck was really about discovering my overall beauty and learning not to judge myself by my past mistakes.  When I was able to do that, I invited morning sessions where I would just stare in the mirror...just because. I was ok with interacting with people because I knew my worth. I no longer feared 'what are they going to say about me'. That became irrelevant. When that happened, I was able to focus on my growth both personally and professionally.

In the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell shares with us that many people fail to reach their full potential because of low self esteem. I have also found this to be true throughout my journey. The people that are the most successful are those who have a firm confidence in who they are and what they are all about.

Whether your mirror is physical or mental, are you able to face it? Are you able to look back at what is being presented to you and say that you are ok with the reflection? If not, how can you work on building your self esteem so that you are in a position to really appreciate and value all that you are and can potentially be?

You are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself. If you see value in yourself, you will add value to yourself.

Stay tuned to this blog for upcoming details on how you can learn to grow to your fullest potential.

Best

 

Growth Tip of The Day: Law of Awareness

 
Leave it to Dr. Phil to just cut it to us bluntly. Whether you like the guy or not, one thing is certain he tells it like he sees it. In the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell teaches us about the Law of Awareness. Next to being intentional about our personal growth, awareness, the 2nd Law ranks very high on the list.  But what does it mean to be aware? Is it just learning about who we are and then settling for whatever comes our way? Or is it discovering who we are and then finding out how we can make ourselves even better?  Once we become aware it's vitally important that we take action. Action is the biggest step between where we are now and where we want to be.  Becoming aware involves finding out how to do what needs to be done to get ahead. It starts with awareness but involves action, accountability and lead to attraction. Like Dr. Phil said, it's practically worthless to become aware and do nothing about it. Let me ask you, what steps will you take today to develop your awareness and then,  how will you go about doing it? Stay tuned to this blog for more tips on personal growth. To grow as a professional, time and attention must be paid to growing as an individual. We are whole beings. We should treat our growth as such. Have a blessed week

Leave it to Dr. Phil to just cut it to us bluntly. Whether you like the guy or not, one thing is certain he tells it like he sees it.

In the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell teaches us about the Law of Awareness. Next to being intentional about our personal growth, awareness, the 2nd Law ranks very high on the list. 

But what does it mean to be aware? Is it just learning about who we are and then settling for whatever comes our way? Or is it discovering who we are and then finding out how we can make ourselves even better? 

Once we become aware it's vitally important that we take action. Action is the biggest step between where we are now and where we want to be. 

Becoming aware involves finding out how to do what needs to be done to get ahead. It starts with awareness but involves action, accountability and lead to attraction.

Like Dr. Phil said, it's practically worthless to become aware and do nothing about it. Let me ask you, what steps will you take today to develop your awareness and then,  how will you go about doing it?

Stay tuned to this blog for more tips on personal growth. To grow as a professional, time and attention must be paid to growing as an individual. We are whole beings. We should treat our growth as such.

Have a blessed week

 
 

Growth Tip of The Day: Law of Intentionality

This month I am beginning my series on personal growth. I will be sharing with you a few highlights from John Maxwell's 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

Who doesn't want to improve in some area of life? Most of us truly do, but admittedly face serious struggles figuring out how to move from point A to point B.

I remember it like it was yesterday, back in 2006 I was in what I called a very con-fused place. Absolutely confused and feeling like I was stuck in a dead end career, in bad relationships, lacking financial clarity and I had no clue what I was going to do with my life.

Then one day... I said enough is enough!!! 

I then decided you know what, if I want to stop feeling crappy about myself and my career and ultimately my life...I'm going to have to do something about it. It was at this moment that I decided to take the bull by the horns and literally carved out a 5 year plan for my life. I knew that in order for me to have a better future I needed to take certain baby steps to get there. So I started with the first thing that I could do, I took a post graduate course in a subject that I enjoyed and that would give me an outlet from my job, which at the time I was not enjoying very much.

You see, to get to where I am today it took a lot of intentional goal setting, planning, sacrifices, self reflection, humility (like saying I need help and asking for it...man that was hard) and building of my confidence. 

I share this with you because I have been where you are, I have been in a place of doubt, confusion, stagnation, 'I hate this damn job, get me outta here' moments. What got me out of that place was a decision to take control of my life. I'm not encouraging anyone to up and quit their job like I eventually did, but what I am encouraging you to do is to find your happy place, discover your purpose, put a plan of action into place and attack it with determination and fearlessness.

Growth will only come if we are intentional about it. It doesn't just happen. I know so many people who have been doing the same thing over and over and over again for decades and confused as to why their circumstances have not changed. 

When you arrive close to the end of your life, do you want to say 'wait...where did all those years go' OR 'I love my life, I want to continue enjoying the journey... what's next?

Life is in session! Are you present?

 

 
 

How can I help you to grow?

Monday Motivator- Are you expanding or stagnant?

Today's Monday Motivator is inspired by the Law of Expansion, taken from the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

I often speak alot about personal growth and development because I am a big believer that we each have so much potential to do amazing things while we inhabit this earth. Studies have shown that human beings really only use 10% of their potential, leaving a vast 90% of their potential untapped. What this means is most of us are simply passing time, logging days until we have no more left.

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? 

What potential is within you that has been left untapped?

Are you doing everything within your power to grow to your fullest potential?

If not, what is stopping you?

No matter what our circumstances, past situations, current challenges...we can all rise to our full potential if we are intentional about it.

In the 15 invaluable Laws of Growth, Law # 14 is the Law of Expansion. It essentially states that 'growth always increases your capacity'.

But how do you grow when you are accustomed to being stagnant or static? Is it possible to just get up one day and decide to change your path in life? You bet. Two ways to do it:

1. Change your thoughts

2. Change your habits

By telling yourself that there are no limits on your life, you immediately open up the possibilities for expansion.

Second, once those possibilities open up and you begin expanding you start to change the way that you have done things which creates even more possibilities for growth.

If we are open to learning and growing on a daily basis, to changing our thoughts and the habits that we have been accustomed to so that they include ones that are based on a commitment to excellence...growth and personal expansion is inevitable.

The Law of expansion is about learning, growing, increasing our capacity.

Are you just getting by on 10% or are you determined to expand even further to max out your potential?

Your potential is limitless! Believe it and you will achieve it.

Have a blessed week ahead,

 
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PRESENCE TIP OF THE DAY: ETIQUETTE

Ever felt that you didn't make the right impression in a business interaction? What did you feel was the reason why things did not go as well as expected? Everyone has off days, yet do you find that you have more off days than days when you are on point? Business etiquette is an important yet often overlooked area for many professionals. Those who have realized great success in their careers have likely mastered this art. Issues such as phone, email, meeting, social media, dining etiquette or just how to conduct yourself at business functions are some of the areas that require special attention. Modern day issues such as how to deal with diversity, international etiquette, digital etiquette, written communication all add up to making the right impressions.  If you find that you feel awkward in professional settings because you don't quite understand the rules of etiquette, spend some time reflecting on what your specific issues are. Perhaps it's learning what are the appropriate things to say or not say during a business interaction, or should you post that scantily clad photo of yourself sipping on a tequila to your public instagram or even which glass you should be using when sitting in a formal dining setting with your colleagues. Whatever it is, there is a plethora of information available to help you sort through the confusion. But I get it, where you do you even begin?  Etiquette tends to get a bad rap because for young professionals it can seem like your grandmother wagging her finger at you for not saying please and thank you. However, modern rules of etiquette focuses less on the stuffy, old fashion norms and more on encouraging us to conduct ourselves in a way that makes people in our presence  feel comfortable, valued and respected. When we learn the principles of connection and influcence, it becomes easier to avoid gaffes that could leave a negative impression on our personal brand. Do you understand the rules of etiquette? Stay tuned to this blog for presence tips that will help you to navigate through the often confusing world of business. Best to you,

Ever felt that you didn't make the right impression in a business interaction? What did you feel was the reason why things did not go as well as expected? Everyone has off days, yet do you find that you have more off days than days when you are on point?

Business etiquette is an important yet often overlooked area for many professionals. Those who have realized great success in their careers have likely mastered this art. Issues such as phone, email, meeting, social media, dining etiquette or just how to conduct yourself at business functions are some of the areas that require special attention. Modern day issues such as how to deal with diversity, international etiquette, digital etiquette, written communication all add up to making the right impressions. 

If you find that you feel awkward in professional settings because you don't quite understand the rules of etiquette, spend some time reflecting on what your specific issues are. Perhaps it's learning what are the appropriate things to say or not say during a business interaction, or should you post that scantily clad photo of yourself sipping on a tequila to your public instagram or even which glass you should be using when sitting in a formal dining setting with your colleagues. Whatever it is, there is a plethora of information available to help you sort through the confusion. But I get it, where you do you even begin? 

Etiquette tends to get a bad rap because for young professionals it can seem like your grandmother wagging her finger at you for not saying please and thank you. However, modern rules of etiquette focuses less on the stuffy, old fashion norms and more on encouraging us to conduct ourselves in a way that makes people in our presence  feel comfortable, valued and respected. When we learn the principles of connection and influcence, it becomes easier to avoid gaffes that could leave a negative impression on our personal brand.

Do you understand the rules of etiquette? Stay tuned to this blog for presence tips that will help you to navigate through the often confusing world of business.

Best to you,

 
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Presence Tip of The Day: Attraction

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What is presence and why does it matter? When someone has an outstanding presence, they naturally draw people to them. Presence is captivating and in its purest sense radiates from someone who has total control and confidence within themselves. How we look on the outside does impact our ability to connect with and ultimately influence others. If we struggle to get past first impressions we will likely have a challenge connecting further.

So you might be saying, oh please Teca, who cares what other people think...that doesn't matter to me. Truth of the matter is though it would be great if this wasn't our reality, however, people will judge you at first sight based on how you appear. Is it right, I would say no because we are so much more than our appearance. However, that does not change the fact that it still happens.

Scientific studies have shown that humans are visually wired. 70% of our sensory receptors are located in our eyes. For those of us with eyesight, most of what we first encounter is processed visually. To deny this fact, is to our own peril.

So how do you make you appearance work to your advantage? Well, you can be intentional about putting your best self forward into the world. Your clothing, grooming, smile, body language, the finer details of your style are the outer elements that draws others to you.

Are you taking care of your appearance? Do you dress for success or are you just pulling garments together without a thought or strategy. Are you well groomed and dress appropriately for your body type, lifestyle and personality? Anyone, regardless of budget or circumstance, can look their best if they are intentional about it. 

In future posts I will go into more detail as to some of the things you can do to have a more captivating presence, starting with appearance. 

We are each uniquely designed and there is no cookie cutter approach to looking great. Dressing for success means owning what is unique to you and maximizing it to impact others. It is not only a smart thing to do, it is essential in what we know to be a hyper competitive job market and world.

What does your appearance say about you?