Upgrade your Look. Upgrade your Life.
We’ve all seen that moment. You know the one I’m talking about. The moment in the movie or TV show where the makeover is finally revealed. The person who just had their hair, makeup, clothing, body or whatever else is spun around to meet themselves in the mirror. Sometimes they are shocked, and can’t speak. Sometimes they cry. Sometimes the person squeals in surprise; that’s not my favorite part. My favorite moment comes after the initial unveiling. It’s the moment when the way the person sees themselves changes. All of a sudden they stand up a little straighter. They smile a bit wider. Their eyes show a spark of energy they didn’t have before. At this moment they begin to walk a renewed sense of purpose and speak with greater confidence.
Now don’t get me wrong. I love a good makeover show. The more cheesy the one-liners from the over-the-top host, the better. Add in some suspenseful music, and dramatic pauses, I’m sold. More than loving the makeover show, I’ve always been curious about what happens to that person after the cameras stop rolling. I like to imagine they took all of that new confidence and style and started taking on the world. This fantasy might be one of the main things that lead me to becoming an Image Consultant; because I wanted to see what happened next.
Updating your image is the most dynamic way to change how the world views you. The way you present yourself has the potential to change the outcome of an interview, promotion opportunity, client introduction. What your image communicates about you can affect your personal life more than you may realize. Is your image saying what you need it to on a first date? During a difficult conversation? In your long-term relationship? As an example to your kids?
Let me make something clear. I am not recommending you become a slave to fashion or trends that are inauthentic to you purely for the sake of impressing other people. From my perspective, image and style are about communicating who you are, and what you are about. Image is an incredibly powerful tool in building the life you want and achieving your goals. By updating the way you present yourself to the world, you are also updating the story you tell about yourself. When you change that perception of who you are and what you do, the right opportunities can follow. All of the sudden you are the natural choice to manage that new department. You are attracting the people who match your long-term goals when dating. You treat yourself well, knowing you are worth it, and it guides others to seeing the same value. By updating your look and the narrative it projects, you can truly upgrade your love life, paycheck, and career.