Piotr Jakubowski – Mind over Marketing


Dressing the part
August 23, 2007, 11:23 pm
Filed under: advantage, advice, Business, dressing

I was picking up my dry cleaning (a whole summer’s worth) this afternoon and I had a quick conversation with Dixie, the lady who runs the show and owns the store. After making a few quick jokes about the fact that my bill would be millions of dollars, she made a great point.

Some of Dixie’s clients include executives from the Principal Financial Group, headquartered here in Des Moines. She talked about a very high ranking executive who had this to share:

The person who climbs the ladder the fastest not only works the part, but looks the part. Every single one of the young men and women promoted show well rounded work, attitude and looks.

There is that old cliche “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”

At the end of the day, having a great wardrobe not only looks good, but it makes you feel like a million bucks. And who knows, maybe you will be worth that million bucks you feel.

Remember, by dressing the part you are giving your bosses a physical expression of your desire and readiness for new possibilities and responsibilities.

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what sage-like advice.

Comment by russell

I totally agree. My whole attitude
improves when I dress the part.

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