I’m reading Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D. and it’s filled with useful tips and things to think about as it pertains to being a woman in a man-dominated industry (and world). I just got to Chapter 7 “How You Look” and I was struck by this sentence:
“Research shows that about 55 percent of your credibility comes from how you look.”
By the end of the page, I picked up my pen and immediately began to write the following.
Travis Barker says, “I will never not be myself just to gain something, and I will break every stereotype.” He does dress the part: he dresses like a self-confident rocker. So, who am I? What part should I dress?
I would say my style is gender fluid. I mix and match “masculine” and “feminine” styles together. Floral leggings with a Wolverine t-shirt. Boots with a sexy dress instead of heels.
I’m a creative.
I dress as such.
I suppose, if I wanted to conquer Wall Street or sell real estate or teach I would dress accordingly. Then again, I’ve been in corporate settings and still let my inner artist shine through my hair and accessories.
I’m glad I connect to my innet artist and present myself as such. I suppose you never have to guess if I’m a creative.