Did you know that purple was the most expensive colour dye to create?
The earliest purple dyes date back to about 1900 B.C. It took around 12,000 shellfish to extract 1.5 grams of the pure dye – barely enough to dye a single garment the size of the Roman toga. It’s no wonder then, this colour was used primarily for garments of the emperors or privileged individuals. Put simply, purple signified wealth and extravagance.
Whether we consciously realise it or not, we still today, have an awareness around purple and wealth. You can use it to your advantage though.
My advice…if you are negotiating money in any form, avoid wearing purple as you run the risk of giving the impression you have enough already (if it’s a pay-rise) or that your prices are too high (if you are selling). If however, you are teaching, advising or presenting then purple is your friend, giving people the impression you have a wealth of experience and wisdom.
Colour has a huge impact on our thoughts!
Positive thinking doesn’t mean you bury your head in the sand and ignore the bad. Positive thinking just means you approach the less pleasant aspects in a more positive manner. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst. Continue reading
In reality time is what shows people whether you are better. Whether you do what you say you’ll do and when you’ll do it. In the beginning however, people take a guess. The suss us out by what you choose to project through the impression we make.
Just for 5 minutes, take stock of how you want to come across to people and then look in the mirror and be honest with yourself. Do you walk those wishes or is there room for improvement.
Now look at your emails and letters – do they convey your values or are you often rushed for time and not able to really get across the benefits you bring.
In fact look at every aspect of how you look, sound and behave and take steps to make changes where you feel changes are needed.
It’s a worthwhile exercise and could make a huge difference to your success.
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How much do you have to do in terms of defining how you want to be perceived, living that definition through your actions and your reputation growing organically? Continue reading
The function of buttons on jacket sleeves
Have you ever asked yourself why there are buttons on the ends of jacket sleeves? According to information passed down through the ages, none other than Napoleon Bonaparte dictated that buttons be attached to jacket sleeves to stop the annoying habit soldiers had of wiping their runny noses on their jacket sleeves. Continue reading
If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. Continue reading
I have always been a firm believer that accessories are what makes your look stylish and unique. As long as you are always aware of appropriateness then you can create a fabulously powerful impact with a well-chosen piece of jewellery, Continue reading
There was an interesting article on the BBC news website last week suggesting that the work suit is on its way out.
Are suits on their way out?
My response to this article was as follows: Continue reading
Man is a woman’s best friend.
He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day. Continue reading