Just now, while opening up my computer to write this post, I quickly realized that I am working from home in sweats. I’m actually recovering from an acute case of food poisoning. Fun times. I’m not even back on solid foods, yet. But while in the same sweats I wore to the urgent care doctor yesterday, I just had to write about the notion of working from home in sweats.
For those who don’t tweet or swipe credit cards through a small white cube, Jack Dorsey is the creator, co-founder of Twitter, and is the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. He’s 36. And he has style worth profiling.
Time after time, both clients and non-clients tell me that it’s almost too much of an effort to look their very best. But why is looking like the best you so hard to do?
Let’s review a few key things that come up for a lot of people who have been brave and vulnerable to share their reasons with me.
When is the last time you freaked out in the closet? Was it just today? Or is it an everyday occurrence?
I’ve been working with several clients who have been doing just that. One recently realized that she wanted to look fashionable, but that her clothes were not. Another client had a closet full of clothes but couldn’t figure out how to create outfits. One more client has been preparing for a trip and is feeling lots of pressure because she realizes that her existing stylish clothes won’t all work for the type of vacation she’s taking, and she’s got just two weeks to get it all pulled together. They have each freaked out in the closet.
While considering new wardrobe items for a number of clients during the past week, I was struck by their many different yet inspiring styles. I provide my clients with a great deal of guidance on which clothing and accessory items they should consider adding to their wardrobes. Even though these particular clients share some overlapping personality traits, each has their very own unique style.
It’s practically impossible to see New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on TV or in person without reacting to his obvious obesity, isn’t it? At the same time, do you feel that your opinion about Governor Christie’s weight affects your perception of the job he does as governor?
A recent Wall Street Journal article, “Want to be CEO? What’s Your BMI [Body Mass Index]?” got me thinking about how weight affects your perception.
I’m launching a series of monthly posts dedicated to profiling the style of well-dressed Silicon Valley executives and entrepreneurs. The landscape of the community is evolving, and so are the mindsets of its business leaders when it comes to their personal style as an extension of their brands and of the companies they represent. Starting with a profile of Marissa Mayer this month, each month a different business leader will be profiled, through November. Then, in December, I’ll recap the eleven profiles and give you, the reader, an opportunity to vote on who you believe is promoting their best personal style and brand.
Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo, deserves A Profile In Style because she visually defines what is possible in Silicon Valley. A north central Wisconsin native, Mayer has become one of Silicon Valley’s most public female corporate executives. Okay, so there aren’t so many female tech executives. And that makes Mayer’s public image that much more important and impressive.
I often wonder why so many people seem to end up giving up on their image, especially when they have so much potential to enhance it. Sometimes it takes the temerity to keep trying. Anyone who’s ever taken the bar exam knows that it’s not unusual to fail it the first time out of the gate. But that doesn’t stop most from retaking the exam.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to turbocharge your personal style with me, but haven’t done it because of time or budget? Now you can. It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of the Turbocharge Your Personal Style Bootcamp! After months of developing this Bootcamp concept, I am now ready to introduce you to this great opportunity to work together.
What You Get Out of A Turbocharge Your Personal Image Bootcamp
Actually, Bootcamp participants want the same thing as my private clients: to significantly improve their presence by updating the way you look. The way the Bootcamp has been developed, you get to honor and celebrate exactly who you are. And with the added benefit of working with a small group of participants who share the same interests and desire the same kinds of outcomes, you will finally see yourself as your truly are, and be supported by others. Not only will you get a fresh vision of yourself, others will be able to reflect that back to you. One thing you can count on is that you’ll come away from this powerful weekend turbocharged to embody your essential qualities.
The weekend is very comprehensive.
• It all begins with a 1:1 personal assessment before the Bootcamp actually begins. You and I first clarify what you want to get out of the Bootcamp.
• Next, you will develop your personal style profile, which becomes the basis of all the work we will do.
• Then a team of top hairstylists will work with each of the participants to update your hairstyle.
• Once you start to see your updated self, we’ll delve into your mindsets about your image and shopping, and develop healthier thoughts and practices.
• From here on in, you are immersed into the shopping environment for some real “hands-on retail therapy.”
• You’ll learn best shopping practices that are meaningful to your image and style, put looks together, and present the outcome of your selections to me and to the group.
I want you to have the skills, knowledge, and mindset that allow you to manage your personal image with total confidence so that you’re not worried or afraid of what visual messages you’re conveying in social or business situations.
Why I Created The Turbocharge Your Personal Style Bootcamp
This Bootcamp is specifically for rising stars and others who might be restarting their careers, and whose time and resources are limited. Still, they have a strong desire to discover and reinvent their personal style, via a fast and affordable immersion into personal style transformation. This Bootcamp gives more people the opportunity to experience transformation in a way that is different from how clients work with me privately.
What Are The Differences Between the Bootcamp and Working Privately?
There are several differences between attending a Bootcamp weekend and working with me privately. Each has their distinct benefits.
• A Turbocharge Your Personal Style Bootcamp requires the commitment of just one weekend of your life plus a full month of follow-up that includes homework assignments and a mid-month conference call. In contrast, private clients work on their image development over the course of a full year. So during a Bootcamp, we accomplish in just a weekend what happens over the course of a number of months.
• Private clients don’t get to enjoy the opportunity of shopping in stores with me. In an effort to help manage their image development while minimizing their time commitment, I do all the shopping and present all of the possibilities to them. But at a Turbocharge Your Personal Image Bootcamp, you get to have the experience of being in a retail environment with me. You get to learn how to shop successfully so that you can retain this important skill and are able to have the experience on your own after the Bootcamp.
• Turbocharge Your Personal Image Bootcamp participants learn and experience their transformation in small groups of up to 6 participants. By experiencing image development in a small group, you witness and support the transformations of others, and you equally receive the same connection from your fellow Bootcamp participants.
Interested in learning more? Check out the complete details here. I’m so excited about this Turbocharge Your Personal Image Bootcamp, and look forward your participation.
Joseph Rosenfeld helps successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs transform their self-confidence by improving their personal style. Get Joseph’s free report that helps you know which “7 Ways to Transform Your Personal Image” at josephrosenfeld.com.
One of the most common adages we all like to use at this time of year is “Out with the old, and in with the new.” But what’s wrong with being in with the old?
I was entirely consumed with this thought while in Florence over the holidays because, as the birthplace of the Renaissance, it’s a place that continually looks back to the past and makes it fresh again. In fact, Florentine scholars, artists, and scientists during the Renaissance have been famously credited with giving new life and meaning to ideas from antiquity.