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10 Reasons Why Well-Groomed Men Are More Successful At Work

10 Reasons Why Well-Groomed Men Are More Successful At Work

Someone once said, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts,” and rightfully so. However, the old adage “You only get one chance to make a first impression” is also equally true.

So, how you appear to others is as important as how you really are. Appearance is the first opportunity for you to appeal to others and, in some cases, the only opportunity. Therefore, you should be thoughtful about presenting yourself.

Here are some reasons why well-dressed men are more likely to succeed at work.

1. They feel extra confident about themselves.

Well-groomed men feel extra confident about themselves and fully realize their potential and abilities. This is primarily because they know that they are looking their best in terms of their appearance.

Confidence is the key to success in all walks of life, and career is certainly part of that. Trusting yourself fully to get a job done means almost half of that job is already done. This applies to men at work equally.

Confident men have that sense of self-control and killer instinct that sets them apart from others, which helps them perform well in each and every aspect of their work.

2. They radiate a sense of self-esteem.

Knowing you can get things done and being in control isn’t enough in this judgmental world. You’re being judged at every step you take, whether you accept it or not.

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You have to be able to reflect clearly that you completely believe in your abilities. And, well-groomed men just do that. They glow with a sense of self-esteem about themselves and that helps a lot in their careers.

No one likes to trust someone who has doubt in themself. As well-dressed men visibly present their self-assurance, they have a great advantage over those who don’t care about dressing themselves particularly well.

3. They can make lasting impressions quickly.

Careers are really unforgiving. There are so many occasions where you get only a single chance. And at times, those are half-chances only. You don’t get a second chance to make up in case you make mistakes.

Making impressions is very important in business. Appearance is regularly used as the first filter. This is even more the case when there’s no clear idea about an employee and his organization’s profile.

As well-dressed men are more confident and more likely to be held in high regards than those who aren’t very well-dressed, they can make lasting impressions very quickly. This puts such men in better positions to succeed at work.

4. They augment their physical attractiveness.

All of us are more interested in things that are attractive than those that are unattractive. This applies to human relationships as well. People like to be associated with better-looking men and women, and that’s a fact.

Having a proper dress sense helps a lot in being more attractive and appealing. A man looks much better when he’s properly dressed compared to when he isn’t dressed particularly well.

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With their better physical appearance, well-groomed men are more likely to make better impressions and be held in high regards by others. This goes a long way in helping them have a rewarding career.

5. They are more likely to draw positive attention.

With their high level of confidence and self-esteem, as well as physical attractiveness, well-groomed men are much more likely to draw positive attention from others than those who aren’t well-groomed.

The ability to gather attention quickly from others is a highly important asset in professional sectors. This helps one start ahead of others and create valuable impacts in their vocation.

Well-groomed men are more likely to create lasting impressions and communicate their ideas better, by drawing and keeping positive attention from others. This puts them in a position of significant competitive advantage over others at work.

6. They are trusted to best represent themselves as well as the organization.

Success comes in all kinds of shapes and styles. There are certainly work cultures that don’t put too much emphasis on how you dress, and there are people who have succeeded without caring much about their attire.

However, many executives and organizations in the industry rate dress sense in high regard. Elegantly dressed men are more likely to be trusted to represent the organization in front of clients, associates, and competitors by seniors.

Because of the trust put upon them by seniors, well-dressed men have better opportunities to lead the organization and showcase their potentials, facilitating them to move up the organizational ladder more swiftly.

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7. They exhibit better personal hygiene and care.

Grooming yourself well doesn’t just mean putting on the best-looking suit or the most expensive attire. It also means covering yourself in dress that is spotless and that makes you comfortable as well.

Men who dress well display a top level of personal hygiene. They demonstrate that they are able to take good care of themselves. This is a very important aspect in any work environment.

Colleagues and superiors probably won’t enjoy working with someone who is wearing dirty shoes and has bad body odor. So, well-groomed men are adored by co-workers and bosses alike—this is a valuable gain at work.

8. They look and appear more mature.

Mature-looking men are much more likely to succeed at work. This is because they have an aura of wisdom about them. They seem to have years of experience under their belts and are better trusted to work in responsible positions within the organization.

Well-presented men are at an advantage in this front as well. Dressing well and keeping yourself up to date with the latest trends is doubly advantageous—you don’t look either extremely young or extremely old, but have a healthy balance of maturity.

With this perfect look, that is the right mix of youthful vigor and seasoned wisdom, well-dressed men are valued highly in an association.

9. They fit better into the organization.

Most organizations put great emphasis on proper dress code and value well-groomed employees. With all your fellow workers dressed elegantly, it makes sense to put on the best outfit possible.

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So appropriate dress sense is helpful for employees to fit in with their organization as well. You wouldn’t want to appear in the office in half-pants and sandals when everyone else is formally dressed.

Fitting right into an organization is very useful to success. Of course, dressing well isn’t enough and well-groomed men also have to blend with the culture, environment, and philosophy of the workspace, but learning to dress up for work helps their case a lot.

10. They stand out in the crowd.

By virtue of their self-confidence and ability to draw out positive attention from others, well-dressed men stand out in the crowd. This is correct for all occasions and holds true for the office space as well.

With fierce competition from all around, from both within the organization as well as outside, there are very few opportunities to make an impact. And, well-presented men make the best use of every opportunity they get.

Well-groomed men make a solid personal statement and announce themselves loudly at the podium. With their matured look and ability to make lasting impressions quickly, they stand an inch apart from others and are at a better position to succeed at work.

Featured photo credit: A Well Dressed Man via flickr.com

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How To Be Successful In Life? 13 Tips From The Most Successful People

How To Be Successful In Life? 13 Tips From The Most Successful People

What is success to you? How to be successful in life?

To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth; others want power; some just want to make a positive impact on the world.

All of these are perfectly valid, indeed success is a concept that means different things to different people. Though no matter what success is to you, it almost certainly isn’t something will come easily.

There are countless guides and books to being successful, however, as success is personal and unique to each individual. The advice contained in these books can often not be relevant. Therefore following the advice of a single individual can often be unhelpful.

With this in mind, considering the advice of a great many people, people whose ideas of success were different both to each other, and quite possibly, to you can be a good alternative.

What follows is a list of thirteen of the best pieces of advice from some of the most successful people who have ever lived. If you want to learn how to be successful, these 13 tips are essential:

1. Think Big

    From Michelangelo Buonarroti, Great Renaissance Artist:

    “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

    There are few artists as influential as Michaelangelo. Today centuries after his death, his work still inspires and connects to people. His work is world famous, just think of his statue of David, or the Mural in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

    Imagine then, if he decided not to work as an artist.

    Being a successful artist has always been extremely difficult, imagine if he decided to give up this ambition in favour of something easier?

    Oftentimes, people often decided to put their dreams aside for something more “realistic”. To give up their dream for something easier. This quote teaches us the danger of such a point of view.
    Instead be ambitious.

    2. Find What You Love to Do and Do It

      From Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul:

      “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.”

      This is a good quote to remember and think about when you’re at work.

      Imagine being as successful as possible in your current job. Ultimately you’ll probably find yourself working extremely hard and this it will take up much of your time.

      If it’s a job you hate, then being successful at it might only mean filling your life with something you hate to do. What’s the sense in this?

      Instead, why not focus on doing something you love? When you’ve found what you’re passionate about, you get the motivation to keep you moving. Success at this means the fulfilment of your dreams.

      Not sure what your passion is yet? You should learn about this Motivation Engine first.

      Even if you’re not successful, you still filled your time with something you love to do. Many successful musicians spent years of their lives doing unpaid performances, the only reason they kept playing was because they loved to perform.

      3. Learn How to Balance Life

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        From Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.:

        “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”

        All too often, people think that to be successful, they need to make the object of their success their life.

        If a person thinks their job will lead them to success, then they may spend countless hours per day, and well into the evening working hard.

        However this comes at the cost of rest, your health and having an enjoyable life. Ultimately they may burn out and cease to be successful at their job anyway.

        If success comes from having a strong social life and a good group of friends, their job may suffer; meaning that they may lose their job, and then be unable to afford going out with friends.

        In these ways, success, as Phil Knight says above, is helped by balance. Think of it as a balance between rest and work, or work and play.

        To achieve that balance, this Ultimate Guide to Prioritizing Your Work And Life can help you.

        4. Do Not Be Afraid of Failure

          From Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motors:

          “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

          There is a story, it’s unconfirmed whether it actually happened, yet the message within is none the less true:

          Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb was the result of several hundred failed attempts. In an interview, he was asked “How do you feel after all of your failed attempts?”

          His response was great, “I didn’t fail, I learned hundreds of ways not to invent the lightbulb”

          He saw each “failure” as a lesson. From that lesson he learned what won’t work, and also might work instead.

          Each failed attempt, each rejection, were key steps on his path to success. It is easy to feel like you should give up after a failure. But perhaps in that failure is a lesson.

          Pay attention to your failures, study them. Perhaps then you’ll learn how to succeed.

          If you find it difficult to fight your fear of failure, here’s a guide for you: Why You Have the Fear of Failure (And How to Conquer It Step-By-Step)

          5. Have an Unwavering Resolution to Succeed

            From Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC:

            “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”

            This, in many ways relates to the above quote about learning from your failures.

            It’s the easiest thing in the world to give up from a failure. The only way to push on is if you have the true burning desire to succeed, to not be moved or dissuaded from your goals.

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            If you are not truly dedicated towards success, then each failure will hurt more, each set back will slow you down.

            Success is hard; without the unwavering desire to succeed, this difficulty may seem insurmountable. With the desire, it is merely an obstacle to go through.

            6. Be a Person of Action

              From Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Genius:

              “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

              Though it was said hundreds of years ago, it works just as much today as it ever had. It applies to literally any successful person.

              Think about it, picture someone like William Shakespeare:

              When we think of the time he lived in, we think of the time in a way shaped by him. When we think of Renaissance era Italy, we think of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Or think about the present day, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Our current way of life would simply be incomparably different if they didn’t accomplish what they did.

              You’re probably reading this article on a device by a company that they either founded or companies influenced by them.

              All these figures were proactive, they saw ways to do things differently and did them. If they let the world shape them, then they’d simply fit into the background. Instead they shaped the world.

              Applying this to you?

              Don’t be afraid of going outside the norm. If you can think of a better way to do something, do it that way. If you fail, try again.

              7. Cultivate Positive Relationships

                From Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of America: “

                The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

                The best leaders and some of the most influential people (and Theodore Roosevelt is one of the best leaders and one of the most influential people to have lived) were not those who caused commotions, who fought with people or disregarded people; but were people who were friendly to those around them.

                People liked them. They wanted them to do well.

                This is key to good leadership.

                It’s logical. If someone likes you, they want to help you; if you give them a suggestion, they’ll gladly follow through with it.

                But if someone doesn’t like you, they may either refuse to help or actively get in your way.

                What’s more, it’s always a good idea to cultivate good relationships. You can never tell who will prove to become someone who’ll be able to help you in a big way, or even be a good and supportive friend.

                As such, help people and they may help you; and be good to people, and they my be good to you.

                8. Don’t Be Afraid of Introducing New Ideas

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                  From Mark Twain, Famed Author:

                  “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

                  It is an unfortunate truth that those with the boldest ideas are often disregarded.

                  Most of us are taught from an early age to think and do things similarly to everyone else. This can be great to fill an existing role. But to truly do things differently (and all successful people did things differently), you need to think differently.

                  If you have a new idea, don’t throw it away because it’s new and different; instead, celebrate it. Your strange new idea might one day be the one that leads you to success.

                  9. Believe in Your Capacity to Succeed

                    From Walter Disney, Founder of Walt Disney Company:

                    “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

                    Success has to be something you can imagine yourself achieving.

                    It is possible that you will come across those who doubt you and your ability to succeed. You must not become one of these people because the moment you cease believing and dreaming is the moment these dreams fall away.

                    Keep dreaming!

                    10. Always Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude

                      From Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of America:

                      “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

                      Like the above quote says, you need to trust in your ability to succeed. This is the only way to cultivate the right mindset.

                      Replace negative thoughts with the positive ones. You need to approach problems, not as obstacles stopping you, but merely tasks that need to be completed for you to keep going.

                      If you stay positive and think like this, setbacks won’t affect you so much, people’s doubts won’t impact you and even the biggest obstacles will seem like minor problems.

                      However with the wrong mindset of doubt, you’ll be much easier to stop.

                      11. Don’t Let Discouragement Stop You from Pressing On

                        From Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of America:

                        “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”

                        It is an unfortunate fact of human nature — all of us in some way, doubt ourselves. This can be made far worse if others doubt us too.

                        When surrounded by doubts, giving up can actually seem like a good idea.

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                        Don’t pay attention to the doubts. If you are discouraged, ignore it.

                        If this discouragement moves into your mind and you begin to doubt yourself. It is important to ignore this too.

                        This is How Self Doubt Keeps You Stuck and How to Overcome It

                        12. Be Willing to Work Hard

                          From JC Penny, Founder of JC Penney Inc.:

                          “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”

                          You might have heard the quote that “success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration” or you may have heard about the 10,000 hours idea.

                          Whichever way you frame it, they say one thing:

                          True success comes from work.

                          You’ll never become successful if you don’t work towards your goal in life and keep working towards it.

                          Check out this article and you’ll understand Why Hard Work Beats Talent.

                          13. Be Brave Enough to Follow Your Intuition

                            From Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc.:

                            “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

                            In ancient Greece, there was a group of Oracles who lived in Delphi. Everyone who needed advice or to know their future visited them, from the poorest of society to kings. Above the doorway of the temple were the words “know thyself”.

                            If you strongly believe and desire something, chances are that you already have an idea how to get there. If not, you may naturally know what things will help you and what things will slow you down.

                            It’s like how your body can detect danger even when things seem safe.

                            Ultimately then, you need to trust your own instincts.

                            Final Thoughts

                            What you might have noticed is that many of the above lessons are similar — most are about developing the right state of mind. This clearly suggests that the key to achieving success, in whatever you wish, comes down to the way you approach it mentally.

                            Moreover, no matter what stage of life you’re at now, you can still make a difference and pursue success. You can make resetting your life possible when you do this: How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

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