Most women neglect the very marketing asset that is most crucial to their success — themselves. Visionaries and leaders place their care of self in the forefront of their life and business strategies. Think of it like putting high octane gas in a sports car or fueling your body with nutrition. Whether you are attending a networking event or hold a place of leadership with your philanthropic organization, it is essential you emanate confidence and success because it will increase your visibility, influence, and confidence. Here are five ways to radiate success which will help you further your life’s purpose because you will be shining a polished and whole beacon of light on it!
Have a Great Attitude
I have heard it said that your energy enters the room before you even do. I concur. Showing up with a positive, centered attitude and mindset will attract like-minded connections. Now I get that life is in session, and you’re not always in a good mood. That’s why I show up early and sit in my car to stop, breathe, and meditate on my intention for a few minutes. That way, my presence is grounded and pleasant to everyone with whom I connect.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Recently I attended a networking event and while it was a group of accomplished business owners, many of them were not prepared for the most powerful representation of themselves. They seemed stressed and were self-conscious when I asked them about themselves. Look, I teach people how to articulate and know (because of my own issues) how your mind can just go blank when someone asks you about yourself. That’s why it’s crucial to identify the types of questions you’ll be asked, determine how to best answer them, and then practice, practice, practice!
Care For Yourself
Healthy, vibrant people stand out when they enter a room. Daily care of yourself, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, is your insurance policy to confidence even in the most intimidating of situations. Simple things like hydrating, eating healthy, exercising, and getting plenty of rest are the secret sauce to radiating success.
Amp Your Image
Dress the way you want to be addressed. Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself what type of image are you portraying. The way you dress and your grooming habits speak volumes about how YOU feel about yourself and set the tone for how others perceive you. Is it time to get a new wardrobe? Do you need to polish your shoes? Is the tote or handbag you carry a representation of success? This is my favorite cosmetic that makes me glow.
Stand Up Straight and Smile
Your non-verbal communication speaks volumes. Up to 90% of the impression others have of you begins with how you carry yourself and your facial expressions. Are you entering the room with a stance of confidence or do you want to hide in the corner? Believe me, there are times I am the latter and those are the times I just act ‘as if’. I think about something that makes me happy and joyful, and visualize my posture icons — a blend of Princess Diana and Robin Wright.
First and foremost, you and your purpose matter and the only way you will further your life’s mission is to care for yourself and plan for success. This topic is so important and dear to my heart that I’ve written an entire book on it and it’s yours for free.
You, my dear, are radiant. Let it show!!