The story of your life starts with your personal image. What’s my story? Is a question that we all need to ask ourselves and when you look at your life so far, do you feel happy with what you see? No matter the status of your story, whether good or bad, you want your life to matter, you want your story to be significant. I believe no one wants to feel like whether or not they lived on this earth it doesn’t make a difference.
You can make your story great and all you have to do is make a difference with whatever you have. There are many ways to focus on ‘your image’, something that i am passionate about and continuously learning about from other people who have excelled in this area.
Etiquette and image if well nurtured can enhance your real value on the market place just like a polished diamond. There are many dictionary definitions of the word image but when it comes to personal image, it is all about how you are perceived by others.
Different factors are integrated into your image such as body language, the way you carry yourself, your visual communication(your personal appearance) and your verbal communication (how you use your words).
Although the spoken word does carry weight as we develop rapport, we are initially judged by what people see. Each time you meet someone, they will evaluate you either consciously or subconsciously. they will ingest your clothing, your hairstyle and your accessories. They will then assess how you carry yourself.
Every aspect of how you appear is pieced together forming a picture or an interpretation of your image. It is this interpretation that will determine whether they will listen to you or not.
Being capable and hardworking in the current economic environment is simply not enough but you need to stand above the rest. It may be a career advancement opportunity that you are looking for, a promotion or to impress clients or somebody important to you, remember that with a good personal image you cab project positive first impressions to whoever you meet and wherever you go.
Your conversation skills can be more important to your success int your professional life than your grades in school. Your image, as being good in conversation helps you to achieve success. Good conversation promotes liking because people enjoy being around people who can carry on interesting conversations. Good conversation creates an attractive image of wittiness, intelligence and self confidence. You can learn a few tricks on how to do this by watching and listening to Oprah Winfrey. She is one woman who i respect so much who has the tact to converse with ease and insight. if you are able to carry on a good conversation, this makes people think of you as having more intelligence, wit and self confidence than those who cannot do so.
Nothing is more important than a healthy sense of self-esteem and loving yourself for the following reasons:
- Life becomes simpler and lighter when you love yourself more. You will not beat yourself up or drag yourself down over mistakes or temporary setbacks.
- You will have more inner stability and self-sabotage less. When or oponion of yourself goes up, you will stor trying to get so much to get so much validation and attention from other people. You become less needy and find an inner stability even when.
- The increasing self-esteem and self-love also makes you feel more deserving of good things in life and go will go after what you really want with more motivation then ever before.
- You will be happier, you will have more fun and develop a competitive image which will present better opportunities for you professionally and socially.
As you start working on your personal total image, it is your homework to identify what it is that does not personally give you that competitive advantage. Identify the key areas that make you comfortable and do research on how you can work through these areas and when you do that: