So your approaching a crossroads, lost your mojo, got over an illness, lost a ton of weight, found yourself single again. Looking for a better job or need to get a job! Want some more excitement in your life or don’t know which way to turn whatever the reason.
Any of this happened to you lately?
Approaching any major change in your life is terrifying. But if you’re halfway through it – or you’ve already arrived – you may be stressing about how to approach this scary new future.
You’re parked in life’s lay-by, wondering when it’s safe to pull out into the traffic…
But wait! Perhaps you’ve got a life plan; you know what you want and you know exactly how it will all pan out. Lucky you! Most of us just blunder through and hope for the best.
So let’s start with the basics. Ask yourself this question: How would someone else describe me and my character?
Strangers form an opinion of you within the first few seconds. Maybe you worry about what they think, or maybe you’re confident enough that you already look, feel and act like the best version of yourself.
When you take the plunge of finding out who you really are, that’s when the adventure begins. I don’t believe it’s selfish to take care of yourself or put yourself first occasionally. But if you’re not confident in who you are and what you want from life, how can you possibly help anyone else? The greatest satisfaction comes from being able to help others, to make a difference to their lives. But it has to start with you.
Confidence is a wonderful asset; with that alone we can take on the world.
It comes from many quarters: it’s not just how you look, it’s how you approach the world. Say hello to your fellow humans. Sounds trite but often the response is magical. After one major life change, I started to make a point of talking to everyone I came across – even a simple “Hello, how are you today?” will do. Many a spirit has been lifted with just a friendly greeting. Open a door for someone, let another driver into the space in front of you in a traffic jam, offer to help carry heavy bags, help a young mum with a pushchair up some stairs.
And remember it’s your choice how you wish to see life. If you want your future to be good and happy, you must be confident enough to believe that it will be so. Others will feed off this optimism and strength and want to follow you through your experiences.
Now is always a good time for positive change. If you need help starting out, don’t be afraid to ask for help – none of us needs to be alone in this journey.
So, ladies and gentlemen, pick yourself up, brush yourself down, there’s no time like the present!
Change isn’t always easy but the rewards are huge.
The way we present ourselves is an unspoken communication. My driving force is to empower real men and women to embrace their style and discover the confidence it brings. We are all getting older and the future can be whatever we want it to be.
Get in touch to find out how wearing your colours and dressing for your shape really can be life-changing and fun!