Mastery – Success Equals Preparation

Writing and The Written Word

While flipping through some old papers the day I saw this maxim scribbled down on a piece of paper. This maxim has proven true for many. there is a high likelihood that folks with a military background have heard it somewhere along the way.

Success Maxim

Successequals preparation meeting opportunity.

This concept is, also sometimes said as:

Success happens when preparation meets opportunity.

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Success – Packaging Does Matter

Writing and The Written Word

Your Professional Appearance
Your Professional Appearance

Being well dress does have a profound effect on how you are perceived in the workplace and on the way you are considered when opportunities of type arise. So, here are a few starter thoughts regarding workplace dress and appearance.

Principle 1

You are not dressing for a job interview. Your are dressing for success, which means you are dressing to have an advantage in the everyday competition of the workplace.

The packaging does matter; being well dressed can improve your success because:

  • You will feel more prepared for the workday
  • Being well-dressed projects more power and authority
  • It can help your appearance/presences by offsetting the losses of youthful physical attributes as you age.

Principle 2

Think of your office suit or outfit as a uniform, and treat as one. Always clean, wrinkle free, and well cared for…etc.

Color matters: your daily dress should project

  • Power,
  • Professionalism,

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Quote – Doing The Work Yourself

Writing and The Written Word

The wise man will commit no business of importance to a proxy when he may do it himself.

— Roger L’Estrange

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