Lets face it. Humans judge one another on physical appearance before making an assessment on personality, intellect, or values. The world of business is no different. If you want to stand out from the crowd YOU MUST PRESENT YOURSELF AS A WINNER. Remember: you are your own brand! This means that you must dress and groom yourself in a manner consistent with the position you want. Stop for a moment and examine what you are wearing at this exact second. If a stranger walked in and made an assessment of you based solely on your physical appearance how would he/she describe you?
I urge anyone who wants to excel in their current role or land their dream job to make an honest assessment of their physical appearance. Is your hair clean? Do you leave the house without ironing your clothes? Do you wear scruffy shoes to work because they are “comfortable?” Everything about you from head to toe sends a clear message about your brand. If your appearance is messy then you are sending the message that your WORK IS MESSY.
Ladies and gentlemen…PLEASE take your physical appearance as seriously as you do your goals. Before you leave to work on Monday morning look in the mirror and ask yourself, “what message am I sending to the world today?”