Julia Mundy, a top director in the Tarbet area, brought up a great point in her speech during retreat. While there are many reasons why we should always look our personal best and dress professionally, one stands above the others: Making others feel important!
What? Looking good makes other people feel important? Yep! When you look your best, your attention will be focused on other people, not what other people are thinking of YOU. Not “does my hair look ok”, not “oh man, I need to hit the gym”, etc. When you know you are fit, groomed, MK professional, with a current makeup look, NOW you can do what you do best with confidence: Make others feel important! 🙂
Here are my Baby Steps to updating your image
1. No compliments on your hair in quite a while? Change it! Ask a good friend how she would style your hair if she had her pick. If she doesn’t say she likes it how it is, then take that to mean she doesn’t like it as well just how it is. Even a slight change can increase your confidence level a lot.
2. Still using that lipstick that MK discontinued ages ago? Try ordering a few look cards from the company and try them out on a Sunday afternoon or a night you have trouble sleeping. You might try taking before and afters of yourself with a camera or phone, to see which one looks best. A new look will get you lots of compliments so you can say, “Thanks, it’s MK!”
3. Feeling out of shape? Start going for power walks each morning and increase your distance each week over the course of a month. Not new to working out? Try an aerobic class or jogging. I like to use workout time to blow off some steam or have quiet time, but you can always find a workout partner if that helps you stay on track.
4. Feeling tired? You might look it! Try drinking more water, getting some more exercise, and eating right. You will truly feel the difference and have more energy to work toward your goals.