Before you even give your elevator speech or hand over your resume, the person you are trying to impress has already made at least 10 assumptions about you solely based on your appearance. Why give he or she the opportunity? Whether you are heading to an interview, business meeting or just spending another day in the office be sure you look the part you want to play. Style isn’t everything, but your first impression counts. Don’t let it stop there either! Your co-workers may take advantage of casual Friday, but you should make sure to always stay on point. The extra effort will get noticed.
2. Take Action
There are lots of people out there that can talk a great game, but very few people actually execute. Differentiate yourself by always taking action. Success doesn’t happen over night and it most certainly isn’t going to happen if you don’t start working on it. Create long-term and short-term goals for yourself and start working towards them. Make a point to accomplish something everyday. Some days it may be as simple as getting a few e-mails out, but it counts. If you keep moving towards your goals you will eventually get there. The best part is once you’ve achieved them you will probably already have moved on to the next big thing.
3. Keep Motivated
It’s easy to get discouraged when you are working on your next big thing. Impatience, negativity and self-doubt can impact the best of us and get us down- don’t let them win! Keep inspirational quotes around your desk and in your home, surround yourself with positive people, and reward yourself for every success big or small. Most importantly, don’t forget to believe in yourself. If you don’t, who will? Your energy is contagious to those around you. Make sure to keep it positive and focused. Infect others with your desire to succeed.
About the author
Passionate, energetic, optimistic and determined Lucia is a Certified Public Accountant by day (sometimes night) and creative, motivated and inspired thinker always. Born to Italian parents in Upstate New York, Lucia moved to Washington D.C. to attend American University and experience a feel for the upbeat city life.
Fascinated with Success, Culture, Fashion, Music, Philanthropy and Education Lucia’s goal is to always continue to progress and grow in every dimension of her life. She is currently a mentor with Capital Partners for Education and has been mentoring a young lady through her first year of high school. Lucia is looking forward to continuing to develop her relationship with her mentee and seeing her off to college. Fluent in Italian and having a love for languages Lucia has traveled most of Europe picking up French and Spanish along the way.
Lucia’s quote to live by: “No matter how much you’ve done or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, always more to learn, and always more to achieve.” President Barack Obama