It is suggested that people make a decision about who you are within the first five seconds of meeting you. Should we be concerned about what others are thinking about us…? The answer is Yes & No. The yes is due to the fact that interactions and relationship building are essential to life. Our brand, appearance and who we are will capture the attention of our life tribe. We want to be sure that we are attracting who and what we want into our life. I was at an event one time and there was a woman there hanging out with her man with a simple outfit that consisted of a cute shirt, jeans and a killer shoe. How did I decide that she would be my bestie for the rest of the event… her shoe! That is what let me make my decision to engage in a conversation. Did I speak with other people? Of course. However, there are clear indicators of what impresses us and causes us to allow people into the next level of our lives. The No is due to the fact that if someone isn’t impressed, it should be due more so to a difference in opinion, lifestyle and choices. Therefore, you want to make sure you are top notch and make a good and lasting first impression.
Here’s the thing….
Sometimes we get tired, or life gets the best of us and we get caught slipping. What I have learned on my journey is to AVOID BAD DAYS! Sometimes we get comfortable or again, let those “bad days” get the best of us. This is in more than just outside appearance. That is the initial attraction but keep pushing and digging deeper than that. Learn to make a killer first impression every time. Treat every day and every interaction like a first impression, even if it is with people that you are already close to or building with.
When it comes to style—make it so that there is nothing in your closet that will not give off a killer impression. Don’t even tempt yourself. Even if it’s sweat suit day, make it impressionable.
At the office—Draft a killer proposal every time. Stay up to date with things in your field and in the office. Bring excellent solutions and new and fresh ideas to every staff meeting. Make your office or your cubicle your own. Purchase office supplies that speak to who you are and how invested you are in the work you do.
Worried that things will get boring with your romantic partner. What’s the saying “No days off”. Make every time you see that special someone just like the first time. There is someone who would love to get their hands on them. Be the one he or she wants every single time.
Friends…treat them like royalty. Make a killer impression every time. Everything they do with you should remind them of why there is no one in the world like you!
How to Start Every Day With a Killer Impression…Just Get To It!
One thing I decided to try was picking my outfits out for the upcoming week on the weekend. This included accessories, shoes, underwear and my scent for the day. It took away the stress, chaos and anxiety of finding an outfit in the morning while rushing to regroup from the day before. It cleared away some mental clutter and fatigue. It made my morning routine more focused on facial scrub, moisturizing my hair and being timely rather than focusing on which outfit I should wear.
The key is to impress yourself, every time!