Ways of Overcoming Anger Instantaneously

Anger is an emotion that everyone possesses but I like to believe that it’s only the weak that hold onto it.  Anger is nothing but destructive and negative and it can be very toxic to you and your mental health once you let it manifest.  Anger is the one emotion that brings out the worst in us, makes us say and do certain things that isn’t in our character some of which take a moment but we would regret for life.

Learn to control anger before it controls you through these 4 steps:

1. Breathing Techniques

Your breathing has a huge calming effect on your body.

Whenever a certain uncomfortable emotion arises, our breathing becomes altered and it can aggravate the situation even further.  I understand that it can be difficult to find a calm retreat in the middle of your rage, however it helps to visualize and to imagine yourself in a different place in order to calm your body’s heart rate down.

Breathing Exercises shows us some helpful tips on how to breathe once you feel yourself getting angry, stressed or frustrated:

1) Right now, or whenever fear or anger occur immediately force an exhale. Do not “gear up” by taking an in-breath, just force an exhale now.

Continue the exhale until you can not exhale any more air and then let a deep effortless in-breath come in. Repeat this again, please.

2) Right now, or whenever fear or anger occur immediately force an exhale. Do not “gear up” by taking an in-breath, just force an exhale now.

Continue the exhale until you can not exhale any more air and then let a deep effortless in-breath come in. Repeat this again, please.

3) Right now, or whenever fear or anger occur immediately force an exhale. Do not “gear up” by taking an in-breath, just force an exhale now.

2. Surrender

When I say surrender I mean everything that’s holding you back from calming down and letting the stress go.  This could be your ego even if you don’t call yourself an egoistic person, you might not realize that it’s actually getting the best of you.

Surrender your need to be right.

Even if you are, you don’t need to prove that to anyone else, just keep it between you and yourself and let go of your need to prove something to someone.

Surrender the blame game.

It doesn’t matter who did it and it’s not going to diffuse or help the situation any better, either. Let go of the finger pointing.

Surrender the need to be spiteful and vengeful because this is toxic to your own health at the end of the day.

Letting your anger completely control you to the breaking point of wanting to hurt someone else or get even is going to do more damage to you than to anyone else.

3. Laughter and Smiling

Similarly to what I said about breathing techniques, laughing and smiling could be hard to do in a situation where you’re becoming angry and getting frustrated. However, scientific research comes to show that once you smile (even if it’s forced), it releases positive ‘happy’ chemicals in your brain.

Let’s give it a shot right now and show me that big smile of yours.

According to NBC News, Dr. Gupta who is a neurologist from IGEA Brain and Spine explains,

A smile spurs a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing certain hormones including dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression and aggression. Low levels of dopamine are also associated with depression.

In other words, smiling can essentially trick your brain into believing that you’re happy when you’re actually not and it can spur the actual feelings of happiness.

Although you may look a bit psychotic trying to crack a smile while you’re angry, faking it till you make it seems like it’s worth a shot!

4. Face the Problem

For the sake of closure, try tackling the problem that’s making you angry in the first place.  Address it head-on and seek an understanding of why then articulate the reasons for why something made you as angry as it did.

Do things that will help you move forward instead of staying where you are, drowning in your anger, the closer you are to a resolution or a solution, the faster you can set yourself free from any anger that’s been holding you hostage.

Look for the ending of what made you angry whether it was something significant or once important to you if that helps you move past your anger.

Conclusion

Although being anger and feeling rage or hatred is normal, it’s extremely toxic towards our body and our soul. It can even go as far as affecting our health and put us in a situation where we are at a greater risk for heart disease.

A lot of us can go through life not even realizing, understanding or acknowledging our anger triggers and it can cause us to take a lot of irrational actions and decisions.

If you’re someone who focuses on the betterment of yourself and your future self-development, you owe it to yourself to work on how you can maintain your anger and set yourself free from one of the most toxic emotions ever known to man.

5 Reasons Why People With Amazing Ideas Fail

Ever had that ‘aha!’ moment when a light bulb just goes off in your head?

I’m sure every single one of us at one point in our lives or another has come up with great ideas that can actually change the world and impact it in a way that makes it better. Whether it’s a new app, a new business idea or even a new product or service, whatever our goal is.  Many thinkers in philosophy have regarded an idea as a ‘fundamental ontological category of being’.

Everything great once started with an idea.  An idea is what has essentially built empires, societies, beliefs and even goes as far as dictating how we function in our everyday lives.

If executed the right way, ideas can lead to impeccable innovations.

1. They Don’t Have Persistence

 

I believe that every single one of us has a purpose in our lives in this world. It’s just up to us to find out what that purpose is and to persist until we make that impact.  A lot of people have amazing ideas but without the right execution, they can never come to life.  One thing I’ve learned in life is that anything is possible once you persist and it’s definitely something that is easier said than done.

Unfortunately, a lot of people create doubts in their heads and stop believing in their intention.  One of the main causes for this is because many lack persistence.  Persistence is the ability to embrace whatever shortfalls you might have in the future as lessons and keep going, learning and growing.

Think about it, have you ever had an idea but because it didn’t work out and you faced a lot of difficulties you either got distracted or just simply let it go because you thought it would never work?

When something isn’t working out in the time that you imagined it to be doesn’t mean that it’s impossible or that it’s a bad idea – it simply means that you are being faced with challenges that will push you in the right direction and equip you with more knowledge and experiences to get closer to your end goal.

In order to have persistence, you must be open to failure and I’ll even go as far as to say embrace it as a positive indicator of being shifted into the right direction rather than a sign that it’s time to throw in the towel.

2. They’re Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem

 

Having a great idea is a good start – but it’s not enough.  Sometimes, you need to go back to the drawing board and take a look at things from a bigger perspective.  Let’s take Instagram for example, I know a lot of people who can criticize what’s wrong with it and how they need to add X, Y and Z features to make it better.

Although that’s all well and good, and you’re probably right – it’s not the same for everyone.  Instagram got famous because it’s easy to use and understand and that targets a larger user audience than if they started incorporating other complicated fancy features – ironically enough, that’s their competitive edge.

It’s important to grasp the fact that the larger your target audience is for your idea, the more successful it will be.  Always focus on how you can make the impact bigger rather than getting absorbed in perfecting each and every little detail so make sure you’re solving the right problem by making it feasible, beneficial and practical.

3. They Have Poor Execution

It’s great that you’re passionate about something and you truly believe in it.  Don’t forget that after the creative fun part of an idea is formed, the equally important part of how to practically execute it comes into play.

If you don’t know what you’re doing or lack any guidance in this department, chances are your idea probably won’t be that successful.

You need to have someone that can help you execute your idea and guide you in a better direction because having a lack of expertise can lead to some serious consequences.  Falling through the cracks can be easy and much of the gap between expectation and performance is all due to failure of executing strategy effectively.

Think about the best appropriate way to bring your idea to life in its best light – don’t be a victim of another poorly launched idea.

4. They Underestimate the Power of Marketing

Everything you do is marketing and marketing is truly the heart of any business, organization or idea.  I strongly believe that marketing plays a huge role in the success of any idea and a lot of people unfortunately underestimate the importance of effective marketing.

Let’s think about this for a second and say you have an exceptional product called product ‘A’ and you have a mediocre product called product ‘B’.

If you see everyone buying product B, sharing pictures and videos of product B and even talking about product B you’re more likely to buy product B than product A – even though product A could be better by a landslide.

Many of you won’t necessarily agree with this, but I wrote an article on what everyone can learn from Kim Kardashian.  Now, whether you love her or hate her, she is a marketing genius.  Whether you follow her or not, you can’t escape all the news and publicity about her.  And just when you think you forgot about her for a second, she pops up again!

Read related: 6 Business Lessons We Can All Learn from Kim Kardashian-West

Marketing creates demand, influences behavior, creates wants and needs that were maybe not even there to begin with!

5. They Have Wrong Timing

You need to make sure that your idea is appropriate to the time that we live in.  There have been numerous startups and businesses that failed because they were just too ahead of their time.  A great example of this is what was called a ‘Chind?gu’; a term coined by Japanese inventor Kenji Kawakami to describe useless gadgets.  In a book called, ‘101 Useless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chind?gu’ in 1995, Kawakami described the selfie stick as a “useless invention” which later on went to gain global popularity in the 21st century.

It goes to show that not all ideas are bad or completely impractical, some are just ahead of its time and it goes to show that if it doesn’t make an impact on your target audience, it can fail quite miserably.  Although you can have a great idea, executing it at the wrong time can lead to its downfall.

Timing isn’t just about launching it either this quarter or the next, it’s much broader than that.  It’s about being able to analyze the condition of the industry, audience or gap you’re targeting as a whole and as a culture.

Conclusion:

Ideas are something worth spreading and exploring because there’s always a trigger to why you thought of them in the first place. However, it’s important to be able to understand that once you’ve thought of something, it’s not just rosy fields and sunshine from then onwards, it comes down to real dedication, hard work, persistence and calculated decision-making skills.

Lastly, don’t forget that many brilliant and well-known philosophers, scientists and innovators that we think of as visionaries were actually scoffed at and worse, called liars. Some examples of this are Gregor Mendel and Nikola Tesla. Always remember that it’s your responsibility to do justice by yourself and commit to turning your idea into a reality to leave your mark and impact in this world.

How to Spot a Liar

Isn’t that like being psychic?  Wouldn’t it be interesting and probably even helpful to know whether someone’s lying to us or not?  Is it even possible?  So many questions and so little answers!  According to Pamela Meyer, author of ‘Lie Spotting’,

Lie spotters are armed with scientific ways to spot deception.

It’s indeed an interesting subject. Although sometimes it can be easy to spot when a person is lying to you, other times, you won’t even notice that someone’s lied to you.

Here are 6 scientific ways through which you can spot a liar:

1. Listen More, Speak Less

Research suggests that liars tend to speak more than people who are telling the truth because they want to sound legitimate.  Liars tend to be generous when it comes to sharing details, which shows that they’ve probably put a lot of thought, effort and rehearsal into what they’re going to say.

On the contrary, honest people tend to give more direct and ‘to-the-point’ answers, usually because they don’t have to think about they’re going to say since they’re telling facts.

Aside from over-sharing of information, pay attention to the way that they speak.  An indicator of stress is when someone talks louder or faster.

A change in the natural tone of voice and repetitive clearing of the throat and coughing are all signs of deception.

2. Repetition of Questions

 

Another great indicator of if someone’s lying to you is when they stall by repeating a question you just asked, for example:

Did you take out the trash?

Did I take out the trash? Yes, I did.

I’m sure we’ve all done that when getting caught doing something wrong by our parents.  Everyone has a different reaction to getting caught lying, some get nervous and some try different ways to stall questions in order to give the ‘right’ answer.

Plus, usually when someone stalls a question, it’s either because they’re thinking about it or they don’t want to tell you.  And if they don’t want to tell you, you can probably guess that they’ll lie.

3. Contradictions

 

This is a pretty obvious way to tell if someone’s lying to you.

Look for contradictions in their story – see if something adds up or not.  When you’re listening closely, and paying attention to details of what they’re saying, it’s pretty hard to miss contradictions.  Liars don’t tend to have fool-proof stories, so if the story doesn’t add up, it’s most probably not true.

In terms of body language, a usually slow-talker could be talking really fast.  Someone who’s usually very animated while talking is now just sitting still looking around.

This isn’t to say that you should go looking for trouble, maybe they are telling the truth but ask them about the contradiction and their response and body language can you’ll be able to pretty much tell.  Try not to be intimidating when you ask either because that can cause them to get nervous which doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re lying.

4. A Smile Can Tell All

 

A lot of people can’t fake a smile or any or body language because it just happens unconsciously.

Interestingly, according the Psychology Today,

Smiles are used extensively by experienced liars because they both make others feel positive and also tend to be less suspicious about them lying.

It’s like a mask that people can use to cover up any negative feelings they might be having about lying and many fall for it.

Moreover, another reason why a smile is a great way to check if someone’s lying or not is to watch their face.

If the ends of their mouths reach the their eyes, if they squint or other indicators like crows feet, you can probably consider them telling the truth.

However, if they smile and nothing else in their face moves, then there’s a big probability that they’re lying to you.

5. The Word ‘No’

Pay attention to the way they say the word ‘no’, it’s a key word to observe if you suspect that someone’s lying to you.

For example, they could say ‘no’ and look in a different direction, hesitate beforehand, stretch the word out, close their eyes or change the tone of their voice.

This can also be used beyond just the word ‘no’, for example, if you ask a liar a direct question and they show body language of stalling (as mentioned in the previous point) which could be looking around, or trying really hard to think, you can probably assume that it’s because they’re lying.

Be the best judge of the situation!  You’ll be able to tell given the context or circumstance.

6. They Can’t Tell a Story Backwards

 

People who lie tend to add certain details to a story, which makes it harder for them to remember.  Those extra details often don’t add up, either.  If you have a feeling that someone’s lying to you, ask him or her to retell the story backwards.

You’ll notice that if someone’s lying, they’ll potentially simplify the story to avoid contradicting themselves even more.

When it’s difficult to recall details of a story that never happened and especially when they’re caught off-guard by it and don’t have the time to be able to rehearse.  Here you can look for other signs mentioned above that could show that they’re stalling or smiling and such.

Sometimes, it can be pretty obvious.

Conclusion,

Lying and being lied to is pretty common and happens on a daily basis.  Can you remember the last time you lied?  You probably can’t recall, but it’s actually been a lot recent than you’d think.  According to an article by the Independent, they claim that research shows that in just a span of 10 minutes, the average person will tell at least 3 white lies!  There’s always ways to tell if someone can be lying to you or not, but these aren’t set-in-stone.  They’re just indicators to help you identify if someone’s potentially lying to you.  At the end of the day, there’s no ‘real’ way to read someone’s mind—and that’s the truth.

Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary Today

Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.”

Language can shape our thinking.

Most linguistics claim that the languages you speak may play a role in shaping how you see or experience the world.

For example, if you speak French, you might be a bit more emotional.

Language has astounding power and the vocabulary that we use can affect and shape the experience of our feelings and emotions, positively or negatively.

According to Ludwig Wittgenstein,

The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”

1. “I Can’t”

It’s surprising how commonly people use the phrases, “I can’t do this” or “I can’t do that”.  Saying you can’t do something is a sure way to ensure that you fail to achieve that task.

In the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, the author tells a story about how his poor dad always said,

I can’t afford it” while his rich dad always asked, “How can I afford it?

Substituting negative statements with questions kick starts your brain to actually think, plan, learn, strategize and grow.

The smallest adjustments in your speech can change the way you view the world and unlock your potential to achieve and succeed more, making what you thought couldn’t be done, done.

2. “Maybe”

When you’re using the word “maybe”, it shows that you have little to no control over the situation.

When you replace “maybe” with a more doubtless word such as a “yes” or “no”, you’ll find that you will start feeling in control again from a linguistic point of view.

 3. “Actually” and “But”

According to Inc. by Christina DesMarais, the words “actually” and “but” can put space between you and the person you’re communicating with. For example,

“Actually, you can put it over there.”

“Sure thing, why don’t you put it over there?”

You can notice the difference between the two statements.  One implies that the person you’re talking to did something wrong.  The second one expresses the same idea in a more suggestive manner.

The word “but” can potentially make your statements more negative. For example,

“I appreciate your efforts, but unfortunately we don’t have this available.”

“I appreciate your efforts! Unfortunately, we don’t have this available.”

The subtle change in eliminating a word can make your message much more positive.

4. “Stuff/Things”

There are so many better ways when describing something. “Stuff” or “thing” is a very casual and generic word. It could be substituted with something better. There’s no detail or precision when using these two words. There is too much left unsaid.

Instead of using “stuff” or “thing”, try and be more precise. For example,

“Remember when we did that thing where…”

“Remember that night when we went to the pool and…”

It just adds more interest.

5. “Literally”

Sound expert Julian Treasure claims the way we speak and the words we use affect how we connect with people.

He claims there are 7 deadly sins of speaking, the 6th of the 7 being exaggeration.

He mentions one example in his TED X talks about how misusing and being exaggerative with words can even be derogatory to language. For example,

“Penultimate…exaggeration. It demeans our language, actually, sometimes.  For example, if I see something that really is awesome, what do I call it?”

He further mentions how this exaggeration can be considered lying and “we don’t want to listen to people we know are lying to us.”

In summary,

The way you speak or write has a great deal of impact on whether or not the listener or reader is engaged in what you have to say.

Whether you’re writing for your CEO, finishing a thesis or marketing a product, using the right words can transform our reality.

 

What I Learned From Mark Zuckerberg

Programming video games and messenger apps since a pre-teen, Zuckerberg always had a knack for coding and technology.

Today, he is one of the most influential people in the world by creating Facebook that has exceeded a market value of 500 Billion USD this year with 2.07 billion monthly active users.

Those are some pretty big numbers for making the world a smaller place.

Zuckerberg successfully revolutionized communication, from the way we share and connect with our friends and family halfway across the world, to the way we consume content.

It’s even affected the way we share our lives, how businesses interact with consumers and breached the barriers to politics.

What started off as a project and a hobby instantly grew to become a huge internet phenomenon.

I’m here to build something for the long term. Anything else is just a distraction.

Zuckerberg’s idea became a true reality. What made him successful?

Let’s talk about the 5 important life lessons I’ve learned from his story:

1. Use The ‘Hacker Way Approach’

The ‘Hacker Way Approach’ is a theory that suggests everything can be improved and nothing is set in stone. This is something that I strongly believe myself.

There’s always room for improvements and Mark Zuckerberg believes that ‘nothing is ever complete’.

According to an article on Wired:

Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected.

Zuckerberg claims that ‘hacking’ as a word has been given a negative connotation.

It makes you think about people who break into computers to steal information or breach privacy.

However, that’s not the case at all.

He believes that a ‘hacker’ is someone who can,

Build something quickly and test the boundaries of what can be done.

It’s also a way through how something can be continuously improved upon and requires the ability to explore and think outside the box.

2. Think About the Impact

The question I ask myself like almost every day is, “Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?

Another factor that contributed towards Zuckerberg’s immense success is having focus, vision and being able to create the biggest impact.

The tech-genius claims that although it sounds pretty simple, you’d be surprised at how many companies do it poorly which wastes a lot of time.

Time is one of the most important and valuable aspects of everyone’s life.  Everything great, takes time and patience to create.  This is one of the reasons for why everyone should be extremely picky about wasting their own and anyone else’s time as it’s something that we can never get back.

With that said, put time towards making the biggest impact you can.  Whether it’s in the workplace, starting your own business, launching a new product or making a difference in someone else’s life, be able to identify the most important problems to solve because that’s how you’ll make the biggest impact in society.

3. Pedal to the Medal

Zuckerberg believes that one should,

Move fast and break things. Unless you’re breaking stuff, you’re not moving fast enough.

This enables us to learn at a faster pace and build more, especially in our ever-growing and fast-paced markets.

You’ve got to be able to make decisions and be resilient in order to get ahead of the game.

As more businesses grow, they tend to slow down out of fear of taking the wrong risk.

This can cost you a lot of opportunities in the bigger picture.

If you’re someone who works to perfect everything, drop

4. The Biggest Risk is Not Taking Any Risks

So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk. Companies are set up so that people judge each other on failure.

You have to be bold and you have to be fearless.

This is one of the core values on how Facebook is run.

You could have an amazing idea but waiting for the right execution may never come.

Sometimes, if the opportunity doesn’t present itself, you have to make the opportunity.

In a world changing so rapidly, not taking any risks can definitely leave you behind and contribute towards your failure.

For example, Facebook bought Oculous for 2 Billion USD.  Mark claims that if they had done a better job of building up some of the expertise to do that internally, then maybe they wouldn’t have to buy it.

However, since they didn’t, it just made sense to go and do that than have pride and not be willing to change anything.

The riskiest thing is to not take any risks.”

Make calculated choices and take bold decisions even if it could turn out to be wrong at the time.

5. Have Value

Having a true purpose behind what you’re do is essential to building a successful business.

This goes hand-in-hand with what I previously mentioned about thinking about the impact and keeping a clear vision.

Building a real value for the world in everything you do is important to your growth and learning experience.

Being passionate about what you do and why you do it will accelerate your success.

Zuckerberg stands as an example by claiming:

My goal was never to just create a company. It was to build something that actually makes a really big change in the world.

In Conclusion,

Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.

It’s undeniably impressive the way Zuckerberg has successfully managed to change the game of Internet-based social networking at such a young age.

The implications Facebook’s success are countless and impeccable, making him one of the world’s youngest billionaires.

Zuckerberg continues to be an inspiration to many around the world and has helped connect billions of people.

He keeps on growing and makes constant changes to an already multi-billion dollar company, which shows his drive for success is eternal and always improving.

6 Incredible Reasons You Need to Start Power Dressing

Every individual has a unique style and clothing is one of the biggest ways to express it.

The way we dress can influence their position or authority in the workplace.

Power dressing is a phenomenon that came about in the 1920s and started with the Chanel suit.

The suit was a representation of a turning point of the way women dressed as it had masculine elements in it that gave women an authoritative appearance in order to be accepted as equals in the professional world.

In other words – the way you dress can have a huge impact on the kind of message you want to send across.

Power dressing is extremely important with incredible positive influence that many look past.

Here are 6 solid reasons for why power dressing is an essential in the workplace:

1. You Make Your First Impression Count

 

According to research, you have around 7 seconds to make a first impression.

I know – crazy.

As soon as you walk in a room full of people you don’t know, they can make a judgment about you before you even get to say anything!

The time they spend after the first 7 seconds will be about validating that judgment. People have little to no control over first impressions because they are involuntarily driven by their subconscious to notice small details fast.

It’s up to you how you come across and whether or not you want to make that first impression count.

The way you dress and carry yourself will speak volumes about the kind of person you are and if whether or not others want to associate themselves with you.

Regardless of whatever job you’re entering – whether it’s entry level or CEO, you need to make an impact.

2. You Gain Respect

 

Notice what all people in power have in common: their way of dressing.

Whether it’s a celebrity, an influencer, a manager or a CEO, they all carry a unique style that shows their position of authority.

Power dressing can have a major impact on your career and as mentioned before, it allows people to see the best version of yourself.

In order to gain respect from your fellow colleagues or your audience, you need to ask yourself if what you’re wearing shows whether or not others can take you seriously.

Yes, there are exceptions – for example, how Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates.

However, their success and achievements speaks for itself.  Be conscious of the way you want to present and portray yourself. Be weary of your surroundings and understand what you can and cannot get away with.

If you’re working in the corporate world, you should be avoiding anything low-cut or mini like the plague.

If you’re presenting, make sure you’re dressed in a way that is appropriate for the mass audience.  Always be conscious of your surroundings and who’s watching.

3. You’re Prepared

 

Dressing well at work keeps you prepared for any unexpected meetings or important people you may run into.  Imagined you’re dressed sloppy and that’s the day you get called in for an important meeting with your boss – it’s never a good impression.

The way you dress is important for your appearance and to keep up with.

You never know the opportunities that you might miss by putting an end to your chances before things even start.

Don’t get me wrong – being uncomfortable is important.  Wear clothes that you don’t have to keep on fixing every two minutes, that won’t distract you or that aren’t too tight in order to maintain being well dressed and comfortable at the same time.

Some ways to keep prepared is by bringing an extra pair of heels and keeping them at the office or having a blazer on stand-by.

4. If You Look Good, You Will Feel Good

It’s incredible how much influence the clothes we wear have on us. Ever heard the saying,“if you look good, you’ll feel good”?

Even though a lot of people don’t believe it to be true, research has come out and shown that the clothes we wear, do in fact have an effect on our confidence, mood, attitudes and overall social behavior – which defines your body language.

When you look the part, you’re more likely to be the part.

Just think about the difference in your confidence if you put on some sweats and a pajama top compared to if you wear a well-tailored work dress in a board meeting.

Yes – you’re still the same person, you can express the same ideas and have the same knowledge but you’re definitely going to feel more confident in the latter attire.

There has been a lot of scientific research that backs up this psychology, in one by Peluchette and Karl on ‘The Impact of Workplace Attire on Employee Self-Perceptions’; it was found that participants felt most trustworthy, competent and authoritative when wearing business attire.

5. You Break Stereotypes

 

A lot of women have reported that they don’t feel heard or taken seriously in the workplace. This is usually because of many factors.

Certain women still feel discriminated against in some fields of work. Power dressing is a way to break through the stereotypes and to let your voice be heard.

It shows that you’re there to be taken seriously and respected.

Although this doesn’t mean that everything will change overnight, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

6. You Express Your Personality

 

Today’s power dresser isn’t afraid to express their personality through their clothes!

Gone are the days where there was a formulaic way of dressing for the workplace – just because you’re dressed formal doesn’t mean it has to be boring.

The clothes you wear can always express your nature in a certain way – you just have to find what compliments you.

Wearing something that can give you a distinct look can actually work in your favor.  Everyone has a ‘trade-mark’ – and that’s what makes them special.

A little creativity doesn’t hurt and can help you stand out from the crowd and appear more as an individual.  Showing your individuality is also an expression of power when done right and subtly. You can do this with your earrings, heels, your handbag or accessories.

However, avoid going overboard because you don’t want to look too distracting.

To Bring it Together,

Every individual has a unique style and the way they power dress can influence their position or authority in the workplace.

Put in the effort and embrace power dressing whether it’s for a special meeting, a quick lunch with your coworkers or when going in for a new job interview.