Reviving your Business, your Brand and your Body
I always love this time of year. The world seems to awaken with a desire to improve on its life in every way. We know the terms, spring cleaning, financial quarterly reviews, and preparation for the summer body. All of these come to life in the month of March, and it also happens to include my favorite holiday – Easter. What are you resurrecting this March? What was once old has the chance to be made new.
Please allow me to share some ideas that I know will be of personal and professional benefit to you. Let’s start with the obvious, BRAND YOU. This is the time of year to take the written plans for better health and turn them into action. Old man winter is holding on but the sun is coming and we can get outdoors and be more active. Just thirty minutes of activity outdoors instead of in front of the television can bring added years to your life. A healthier you is a happier you, and happiness spreads like a smile and a good joke – it makes those around you feel better too. One of my favorite magazines and websites for healthy workout ideas is Self Magazine. (www.Self.com). Click HERE is a great link to a 13 minute workout from Self.com!
It is also time to take a look at your Personal Brand and ask yourself; What is your Brand? Does it need adjusting? Are you stuck living in the first of the century, or even worse, the 90’s? Now is the time to open the closet doors, and give away the old and bring in the new. What you give away can be made NEW for those who are in need, and what you bring in can take what is old, your outdated Personal Brand and make it fresh and inviting. (For more information on where to donate clothing, please contact us!) We are not talking about spending money at the mall, but rather encouraging you to invest in yourself, examine your life and READ the signals you are sending to the world around you. If you are not growing, changing and improving – then you are stuck. The stream of life never sits still and you can’t just float through it. Now is the time to work on your “Personal and Professional Brand.” If you missed our guest column with Styleblueprint, Do Your Clothes Reflect Your Personal Brand?, click here to read it. It’s a great correlation between fashion and Personal Brand.
Now for all of you who are business owners and executives, March is the end of the cold and the beginning of spring fever and creative thought. When God created this planet, he used the spring as the time for new life and the promises of a bountiful year. Your business will reap in due season from the seeds of success that you plant today. What see are you planting? Are you looking for a harvest without putting the work into growing the plants? Is your focus on today and not the future? How about those who work for you, under you or with you? Do they see a new step in your BRAND? Attitudes are either a virus that slow you down, or they are a ray of sunlight that can illuminate dark places and stimulate growth everywhere that it is felt.
Is the visual message you are sending adding to the business or taking away from it? Is the Company Brand still exciting and communicated well, or has it been set on the shelf and lost behind the jars of complacency and technology? No matter how good the business was, or how great the product has become; a stale Brand is the first bland taste of failure. You never really notice things have changed until it is too late. Keep your Brand exciting and up front. Communicate your value, along with the value of your peers, product and services with the world and success will find you more often than you find it. (If you missed our blog, Looking for Leadership, you can read it here!)
This is a season for Resurrection. This is the time to wash away the old you and bring forth a new you. That is true for business and for your personal life. March is the season of hope for 2013.
Are you ready for a fresh start?
MODA Image Consulting is here to help resurrect you from the darkness and bring you into the light. Enjoy the following fashion and branding ideas and let me know if I can serve you, your business or someone who is special to you. I love this month, I love the resurrection and I love that we all can receive its blessings.
Here are a few, quick, easy, fashionable spring updates!
White jeans, colorful pants, fabulous sunglasses, printed pants, bright dresses, metallic accents, pops of color, the AMAZING miracle suit, nude shoes are always in, nude jeans, great workout clothes, chambray shirt or incredible heels that are comfortable, LOW and statement makers – all great additions to your wardrobe.
For women on the go, my magazine recommendation is People Style Watch. Fabulous fashion ideas that you can immediately incorporate into your wardrobe. This is definitely a great value when you invest in a subscription. Visit their site here!
For the Gents…
Loving the Bonobos brand pant – not a slack, not a docker – a polished casual slack? TRY IT ON (First row, second from the left). White jeans, interesting sweaters, plaid shorts, fitted trousers (no baggy slacks), an updated jacket (fitted, versatile and worth the investment), a new jean (no whiskering, no holes, just dark and polished), new glasses and colorful patterned shirts.
If MODA Image Consulting can help you define, distribute and deliver your or your business’s Brand, please call me. Success is waiting for those who grasp that Life can be ETERNAL and they can create a lasting legacy.
If you have any questions about what you see above, please email us and we will be happy to tell you where we found them.
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