Are You Dressed for Success?
This doesn’t mean that you have to have a white shirt and tie, but do you think about what you should wear when you are working.
There were some folks during the pandemic who stayed in their pajamas all day. I was not one, since I feel what you are wearing can determine your energy and enthusiasm.
All during the pandemic I wore what I would normally wear because it made me feel like I was in the work mode.
If your company culture has a code that allows you to dress down, then that is fine, but a person should also feel like if they occasionally want to dress up, it’s okay.
My son is a leader at the home office of the largest retailer in the world and although he can dress more informally he likes to pick an occasional day where he dresses up. He tells me that people notice it and it makes him feel like the day is more special.
Another thing you can do is do some research about what colors are best suited for you. Have you ever seen someone dress in colors that just don’t fit their skin or hair? This creates a dissonant aura and doesn’t help your “emotional signature’— that feeling you leave with someone that makes them want to deal with you again.
Take a look at all the options, colors and styles of clothes and hairstyles you could have and decide which ones give you the confidence you want to feel when you are working.