“I am wearing Bostonian saddle oxford shoes, Ralph Lauren khakis, Polo undershirt, Brooks Brothers white button down, a red Nautica sweater vest and a dark green with navy lining Patagonia jacket. My smile is wide and my hair is parted just perfectly. You missed out. I ain’t gonna lie to you. I look good.”
“Well, somebody had a big bowl of confidence this morning!”
We should all have a big bowl of confidence in the morning.
Whether we are decked out in name brand clothing or not.
(Inside secret…100% of my wardrobe comes from Goodwill Stores. Has for years.)
Be confident in who you are and people will see you differently.
That sounds like a trite and worn out cliché.
However, it is true.
A young man I used to work with once told me, “No one respects me here.”
I told him, “Because you do not walk into a room as though you are to be respected.”
Some people just carry themselves well.
A speaker can say nothing of substance, but if he or she can deliver “nothing”, as though it is “something”, people will be inspired by “everything” and “anything”, he or she says.
Things we were taught in elementary school.
Practice good posture, do not rush your walk, slow down your pattern of speech, enunciate your words, slow your breathing, and speak from your diaphragm.
Add a big bowl of confidence to those items and you are accomplishing more than you ever thought.
People like and respect confident people.
Want people to like you?
Have a big bowl of confidence tomorrow morning before you head out the door.