Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cell Phone Etiquette and the Bluetooth Banana

This day and age, most of us can receive a phone call almost anywhere in the world. We can stay in constant state of being “call ready”, but do we really want to look like it? Case in point – a Bluetooth earpiece.

You’ve got to admit, there’s something strange about speaking to a person who has this banana shaped device stuck in their ear.

Aside from the obvious piece of plastic and the streaming blue light radiating from the side of their head, I’m mostly unsettled about the message it sends. Is the thought of missing a call that bothersome? Is the person in front of you unworthy of your undivided attention?

Well, that's the assumed message. So I ask, why create a self imposed communication barrier? Life is hard enough. Don’t make it harder, take the banana out of your ear.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Do your Clothes say I don't Care?

I've never heard a successful person say "clothing doesn't matter."

I’m amazed at how many people ask "does it really matter what I wear?" My first thought is "this person isn't very ambitious. My second thought is "he's making room for the next guy."

Please folks, if you're part of my inner circle, remove those words from your vocabulary. Instead, tell yourself that What you wear reflects who you are, how you feel and what you know. It goes well beyond a suit and a tie. It’s an outward statement of the inner working of your mind. It can’t be an afterthought, it should be your forethought.

Here's are the three things I'd like you to do right away.

1) Get rid of everything that is ripped, torn, broken or doesn't fit.

2) Get rid of everything that doesn't look good on you. You know what I'm talking about!

3) Decide to never leave the house in clothes that make you look like you don't care about yourself.

And remember, not paying attention to what you wear is like carry a sign that says I Don't Care! But, you really need to - if you want to stay ahead of the pack.