Little did I know a decade ago, that watching people around me, and analyzing what they were wearing and their behavior and moods would one day define what I do for a living.
Coming from a family of an Engineer father and Doctor Sister, I was given too little a choice to choose a career apart from IT, engineering, Medicine or MBA then.
I had taken a sharp turn from excelling in academics all through school, and scraping all expectations of being in the stereotypical career options to now being a successful Image consultant, a profession that did not exist in India a decade ago. It was not easy convincing my family and it had taken me 10 experimental years to finally realize what I had wanted.
There was only one thing I was sure of and that was “not running in the race” , and now I help people run the race better by making sure that even before they run, they are prepared to run and excel .
A Diploma in Event management and then my experience in deferent teams in the BPO sector had opened my avenues to communication, training, quality and people management. Working with multinationals was fun however there is no greater pleasure than being your own boss.
I now truly live the theory of “Doing what you like is happiness and then work does not seem like a task”.
Soon enough I had realized that grooming people and watching them transform, be happy and positive about themselves and achieve their goals was what I was always after and that is what I found gratifying.
A lot of time went in researching the globe, looking at options to become an Image Consultant, however, the odds of perusing a course abroad were many.
Then the Law of attraction worked, “Thoughts become things”!
It was magical like the orientation was only happening for me to enroll and fulfill my dreams.
I knew I was not going to take too long to think over this as this was for me! I had to do the International program without a doubt in y head.
The journey of learning techniques to help other people transform began with the application of concepts on self first. My biggest achievement was when I understood my own personal style and saw myself transform.
It’s now only evident from my before and after photos but I evolved as a person.
I came to term with this logic and I help my clients with the same too –
First Impressions are indelible. Why? Because in our fast paced, information-overload world of multiple stimuli bombarding us every second, people’s heads are spinning. They must form quick judgments to make sense of the world and get on with what they have to do. When people meet you, they take an instant mental snapshot. The image of you becomes the data they deal with for a very long time.
Are their data accurate? Amazingly, yes. Even before your lips part and the first syllable escapes, the essence of YOU has already axed its way into their brains. The way you look and the way you move is more than 80% of someone’s first impression of you. Not one word needs to be spoken.
It’s a great feeling when you can make heads turn for the right reason!
No matter what, people will always look at you, Make it worth their while !!