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Success S avv y
Dress for Success
S ure, we’ll admit it. When it comes to the business world, looks aren’t
everything. But they’re certainly worth something. Whether we want
to admit it or not, the way we present ourselves at work leaves a lasting
impression. To avoid shuffling you closer to the pink-slip line, follow these tips:
1. Make sure to brush your hair, trim your fingernails, and polish your shoes.
Ignoring the details in your wardrobe pretty much screams that you ignore the
details in your work.
2. Just because it’s “Casual Friday” doesn’t mean you should dress like a slob.
Casual can — and should — still be neat and clean.
3. Go for understated elegance over flash. The same clothes that will get you free
drinks at the bar will likely stick you in the cubicle next to Smelly Shelly if you
try them at work.
4. Lay off the heavy perfume or cologne. A subtle, clean scent is fine, but
anything more is bound to get somebody’s nose twitching. And remember, an
extra spray will never make up for skipping the shower.
Even if you think
you’ve reached the
epitome of success,
there’s nowhere to go
but up. Make sure to
take the time to add
these books to your
summer reading list.
22 The Greatest
In a world where sales are
essential to the bottom line, this
book by Og Madino gives a useful
and touching perspective on how
to make each move count.
Balance of Power
Every couple has to find their own
balance of power. Culture, religion and
family upbringing as well as your own
personalities all figure into the equation
of shared power and control in your
marriage. Some people have a high
tolerance for large imbalances of power.
Others don’t. Take Scott, a 45-year-old
banker. He was raised in a family that
fostered little respect for women. He
married young and his wife of 8 years,
Sandra, thought he was more experienced
than she, so she accommodated his needs
and accepted most of his decisions, hoping
he would in turn learn to respect and
admire her. The opposite occurred. She has
a responsible job, is well respected, and
sees from others around her that there’s
something wrong in her relationship. One
of the most common failures in a marriage
is that one of the partners matures but
the relationship doesn’t. With professional
help this marriage could possibly be saved.
They would need help in better adjusting
the imbalance and allowing for closeness.
More importantly, they would need to
regain their mutual respect for each other.
L isette Beraja, LMFT,
has more than 10 years
of experience counseling
individuals, families and
couples. She is the founder
of Beraja Counseling
Center and is a Florida
Supreme Court Family
Mediator and an 11th
Judicial Court approved Parenting Coordinator. To
set up a consultation, call 305.858.7763 or visit
BerajaCounseling.com. The Magic Of
Author David J. Schwartz teaches
seasoned and young professionals
alike how to bring all of their
professional dreams to life —
while making them profitable.
Think & Grow
Rich If you need an extra nudge to
make it big, flip through the
chapters of this book by Napolean
Hill to get inspired, no matter
where you’re at in your career.