What does an image say about a person?

I looked in the mirror this morning and I noticed what I didn’t really want to see.  I am getting older and I looked tired.  This is all stated in my head.  And of course being the woman that I am, and most of us are, I asked my husband how I looked.  Did he hold back?  No.  He politely commented on how it has been a while since I changed my hairstyle and I needed to get more sleep at night and not walk the floors thinking about my business.  Wow!  What a way to wake up!  Thanks Honey!
Well, that did prompt me to seriously look at my reflection and see just how I did look, instead of hurriedly getting ready to hit the pavement for a meeting or work on research for party planning.  So yes, that prompted me to think…How did I look to my clients and prospects?  Did I look tired and pale from not enough sleep?  Does any person who takes care of teenagers running around, running a household, doing laundry so everyone is clothed, cooking and oh yeah, working or trying to build a business from scratch in this kind of an economy, look tired and somewhat run down?  YES!
But, I can improve that!  So I took the time today to go get an updated new hairdo!!!  Little did I know, just how uplifting it was to just sit there, not “run around like a chicken with its head cut off”, and read a magazine while the foil sit on top of my head for my new highlights!  After she got done cutting off about two inches and ages off my hair, I was rejuvenated!  And my smile showed it!  Wow, what a little change can do for a person’s spirit!
Ok, so as I am writing this, my teenage daughter was cooking hard boiled eggs, left it on the stove and now the smoke alarm is going off! NO, I don’t look tired!!  But I got a new hairstyle and feel rejuvenated!
So, the point I am trying to make is… think how you look every time you walk out that door.  Whether it be to go to a networking meeting, meeting with a client or prospect,or picking up the kids from school…you never know who you are going to run into and what your image says about you.  You must always look your best, even when your not at your best!

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