For years I’ve always hoped that I could just “be me”. With the advent of the internet and working from home, that became much easier to do.
Then I decided to venture out into my community and become involved. More people were seeing me. A lot of folks know I’m a bit of a free spirit and feel comfortable in loose fitting clothes (hippie).
I’ve found out that there are a lot of people who don’t know me. And first impressions are most often lasting impressions. So I’ve added a little lipgloss, eyeliner and non-wrinkled clothes to my daily routine. I color coordinate, put on lotion and do something with my hair. I smile a lot.
This is pretty common sense advice. You’d be surprised how many people don’t think to do these things consistently. A nice appearance tells a stranger that you care about yourself and that you just might care about them.