“You see, but you do not observe.” ~Sherlock Holmes
Have you ever seen someone with a really amazing outfit on . . . and ratty shoes. How about the person who is meticulous about the way their home looks but their car is a mess. Maybe you’ve met someone obsessed with their professional image or brand, but the things they post on Instagram and Facebook, are, well . . . yikes.
It’s important to check all of our points of contact with people to see if what we feel on the inside is being projected on the outside–unless that would be a bad thing. Okay, let’s try this, if we say we want to be taken seriously but our clothes scream I-want-to-look-younger-than-I-am, our voicemail messages makes others cringe, and our e-mails are riddled with grammatical errors, we may be doing more harm than good.
That’s not to say we have to be perfect, it’s to say we may be missing some of the subliminal signals we are sending out. Just take a look at everything people judge you on and see if they say what you want them to. We send signals and others see things we may not realize.