Imagine someone seeing you for the first time. And imagine also that they don’t get a chance to talk to you or to get to know you.
If they don’t have the opportunity to spend some time with you they will never know who you really are. They won’t know that you speak four languages, play a musical instrument, have a kind heart or an astute way of dealing with problems. It won’t matter whether you love to travel or read or sing or write poetry or climb mountains or scuba dive or bake or take care of children because all these things that make you unique, interesting and worth knowing will remain in the realm of possibility.
Give others a chance to know you
It may be part of human nature or it may be that most of us live in materialistic and superficial societies, but the fact remains that, if other people don’t have the opportunity to get to know you, all they can go on is the first impression you make. And this first impression is inevitably based mainly on how you look and how you carry yourself.
Attract the right people and the right opportunities
Whether you’re applying for a job or wanting to sell something or to make new friends, you can use your appearance and your body language in very positive ways to attract the right people and the right opportunities.
This isn’t about manipulation but about consciously making it easier for other people to see you and to hear what you have to say – essentially, you’re giving yourself the best possible chance of communicating all that you are and all that you have to offer.
Know yourself first
But before you can show others who you really are, you need to know and understand this for yourself. And then, once you know and appreciate your inner self, you’ll find it a whole lot easier to take this self-awareness and translate it into an authentic outer personal style that expresses this self-knowledge and self-confidence.
What do you know about yourself?
To do this, start by reflecting on what makes you you. Reflect on your talents, attributes, qualities and skills, the whole picture of your individual blueprint – and then think about what all this would look like in your own personal style.
When you ‘Look like your True Self’, everything flows more easily because you have inner and outer congruence – what you see is what you get.
In this way your clothes become much more than clothes. They become a means to an end and not just an end in themselves.
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