How often have you heard the saying, “change is good?” And when you do, how often do you really believe it? Change invariably brings on a series of expected and unexpected events so it’s not a surprise that we experience a bit of trepidation regarding the “unexpected” events. However, it’s these unexpected events that more often than not, bring about the most interesting and surprising changes we thought possible.
Being an Personal Branding Strategist and Image professional, I get to witness first hand how change (small or large) can impact one’s life. By the time I finish going through a client’s wardrobe and help them identify their distinct style personality as well as their ideal color palette, their body language changes; they stand taller, they exude more confidence and most importantly, they are smiling from ear to ear.
After following up with my clients they tell me how amazed they were at the initial reactions they received from their colleagues, friends or family. One client was called into her manager’s office where she was thanked for setting such a wonderful example for the rest of her team. Another client told me he couldn’t believe he waited so long to make the change because he didn’t realize it would bring about so many new personal and professional opportunities.
We are all creatures of habit. We like the security and comfort our routines bring us but unfortunately that can also lead to a predictable existence. If you feel as if you are walking down that path, ask yourself if you are presenting your “best” self in all life’s endeavors and if the answer is no, perhaps it’s time for a change. Who knows what could happen….