Swati Marhia is the Founder and Chief Image Consultant at Persona Redefined. She is also a soft skill Trainer. She has over 6 years of experience in Airlines, International BPO as well as Training Industry. In her free time she writes blogs on different topics related to image and first impressions. Her belief in life is, “Don’t wait for opportunities to come, make opportunities come your way”
In one of our sessions of Image Management Consultation, we tell and explain the client as to how he can make a budget plan and allot some particular amount of his budget to the kind of clothes that he needs in his wardrobe.
Why do we do that: Normally people feel that only by spending a lot of money on clothes, their need of looking good and presenting themselves well can be fulfilled. As a result, people with limited earning don’t pay much attention on their looks and appearance because they feel it’s not their cup of tea. Now that’s a misconception. It’s not about spending loads of money and buying all kinds of expensive and branded clothes, it’s about planning and strategizing your money in such a way that in that limited amount of money also you can get exactly what you want. How many times have you said or heard this: “I don’t have anything to wear today!!” Now that happens even if you have the best of clothes in your wardrobe but you must have bought something in haste which is not very useful to you now.
What we do: We ask the client to tell us his monthly budget of shopping, his roles and goals in his daily life by making him fill up a customized questionnaire. After he does that we evaluate the questionnaire and design a monthly budget strategy for his wardrobe which doesn’t exceed his limitations of amount of money he wants to spend on clothes.
So there is another aspect of looking good and presentable. It can actually make you rich!!! Don’t believe me? Ok, so what would happen if you go to someone with a business proposal wearing a nice blazer, nice classy shirt with well groomed hair? Your first impression would definitely be impactful and the other person would actually like to listen to your proposal and hence take it forward. However on the other hand, if you go to someone with a business proposal wearing a jeans and shirt, shoes which are not properly cleaned and shirt which has a sweaty patch. Do you think the other person would even want to listen to you? The answer is NO. When you make positive first impressions, you are already at a benefit. Then you know that the opposite person is already half convinced. Hence it becomes easy for you to convince them further. Hence, your positive Image can actually make you lead the path of success and make you RICH !!
Making a stronger and positive first impression is your first step towards the achievement of your goal. Don’t ignore it. Your road to success is very long. Make sure to give your best in every hurdle that comes your way. Be smart in every way.