It doesn’t take much for us to spruce up our life. A change here and there can make a significant difference. Change however, is the result of a change in expectations.
Dress up. Groom
It’s easy to think and justify that we shouldn’t bother having to look good when we don’t have any engagements for the day. But I think it’s important to look good on the outside at all the times. If anything, we should put in the minimal effort to do so.
You’d want to look in the mirror and know you’re at your best. You do know after all, when you look your best. Why limit it to rare occasions? I don’t dress up at home, but I always shave or put on my contact lenses when I head out to wherever.
Look good for yourself. You’d subconsciously become more confident in everything you do then.
Again another obvious point, but surprisingly, most people don’t do this. I know of many friends who choose to head to bed after a night of drinking without showering. Gross.
So, at the risk of sounding like your mom, shower. Wash off the dirt and feel fresh. Clean behind your ears. This is how you stay clean, healthy and not smell bad.[…]
Jim Woods is a competitive strategy and performance coach and founder of InnoThink Group a management consulting firm located in Colorado Springs, CO. where he serves as president. His firm contracts with experienced consultants from firms such as Bain, Accenture and Mckinsey.
Jim has worked with Fortune 500 firms, US military and non-profits. He brings a unique background of business, interpersonal skills, experience, to each of his consulting, speaking and coaching engagements. He is a sought after speaker on strategic leaders, competitive strategy, innovation, team building, employee engagement and uncertainty. To contact Jim for an engagement contact him at his website. Click here.