Ink on paper will eventually fade away like an echo in the distance. However, when you put your pen to paper you create a moment in time where you get to experience yourself.
As we enter a new year, most people have been spending time planning, and goal setting. I think it’s also a good time to reflect on the quality of our relationships we presently have and make the necessary changes to improve upon them. Here are some tips for developing stronger relationships in the new year.
I have a saying, you never want to do the wrong things, in front of the right people. In our more casual society, it’s easy for some professional nuances to slip through the crack. Here is what I consider 5 Business Etiquette mistakes you need to avoid.
American Author Og Mandino once said “I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.” Most people think that improving your personal image is only about changing your attire but you can put a suit on a pig and it’s still going to roll in the mud. Improving your image starts with yourself.
Over the weekend I was perusing my vinyl collection, I got immersed in my thoughts and I realized that in my teenage years I listened to everything from Michael Jackson, Guns N Roses, and Simply Red to Run DMC, KRS One, and A Tribe Called Quest. I know during that time no one could have told me about wearing a suit. My wardrobe staples were baggy jeans, hoodies, and Timberland boots. I was heavily influenced by the Hip Hop DJ and b-boy culture. As I thought on it some more, I began considering if the music I listened to influenced my attire or if they both matured together.
When I was in my late 20s, I remember reading that a gent’s closest friends were his barber and his tailor. I could grasp the barber being mentioned as barbershops were usually a place of uninhibited conversations but due to rarely needing a tailor back then I couldn’t see how that could be. Fast forward to today I see how there are key persons that should be in a gentleman’s life, outside of his barber and his tailor of course.
acceptable online behavior. A gentleman understands that as he navigates this life, he has to adapt without losing his je ne sais quoi, and communicating online would have some challenges and misunderstandings because of the absence of facial expressions and body language. However, this is where we adjust and extend assistance to those experiencing difficulty. Here are a few tips to improve your digital presence.