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Dressing Up…

November 30, 2007

Today, I gave a keynote as the last program of a 4 day event for a large national association.  The program went very well and it was a great time to connect with people who had questions on Simply World Class performance.  For me, that’s always one of the best parts of my work if not the best – connecting with individuals and helping them make a difference in their career, business or life.

At the end of the day, I was reminded of a truly wonderful aspect of people… we get dressed up from time-to-time.  At the end of the day was a large gala to celebrate their year.  At least, that is the excuse.  In many ways, it is truly just a great opportunity to celebrate in general and to have some fun.  And, because it is a “gala” everyone comes out in their finest dresswear.

Ladies came in a variety of evening wear, smart classy outfits or just with a little extra sparkle in some way.  The men came dressed to impress as well.  Everyone looked fabulous no matter what they were wearing.  And, I would suggest that everyone “felt” great.  People knew that they looked great.  There was by no means a competition for best dressed.  People just dressed up because they deserved it!

Let me repeat that… They deserved it.  Do people always believe that they deserve it, that they deserve to look and feel great.  Probably not anywhere near as much as we should.

It was a great night with great music, great food but most importantly great friends.  It was a time to celebrate and get a little dressed up.  I can’t wait for my next “dress-up” opportunity… next Saturday night at the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers national convention’s ball.  Here’s to deserving it.

When was the last time that you got dressed up?  Why don’t we get dressed up more often – either literally or figuratively.  We’re now entering the Christmas season in North America.  It’s time get out there and get a little dressed up… and don’t forget to have some fun too.

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