I am heading home from a conference in San Francisco and I am wearing Turquoise Lucchese boots. Lots of people have commented on the boots, including a lady sitting next to me in the Alaska Airlines Boardroom. This attention has me thinking - how does our choice of footwear - or choice of clothing - impact our walk?
I walk differently in my exotic boots. With a bit more spring in my step. Not just because I like the boots, but because they are saturated with color.
We all have aspects of our personal style that are unique and important. For me it is color. I love rich colors. Even when I have to wear a gray business suit, I try to sneak in a splash of color. I feel good in color.
What's your personal style and do you know the circumstances under which you feel your best? The butterfly effect tells us that tiny changes can matter - tiny changes can reverberate and make others things change.
I was writing an email to a friend a few minutes ago and the topic was Feng Shui - she realized that she had an old TV in her love corner and this is bad. Feng Shui involves making several small but significant changes to optimize your context - to give the place a good vibe.
Shoes, ties, eyeglasses, scarves, watches..... we each gravitate to certain trademarks of our style. Have you discovered yours? And do you take the time and care to dress your best and with your personal style in mind? If not, it might be like having an old TV in your love corner - not good.
The psychology of breakthroughs is fickle and magical. We are such wonderfully flawed individuals and we respond to the strangest little things. Listen to your inner voice. It might be telling you,
"Lisa, those boots are you."