STANDING OUT IN THE WORK CROWD.
It's a tricky balance, because what you want is to be a team player while also advancing your career and showing that you're bold as brass. Or perhaps diamonds, in the case of Simon G. The jewelry company knows all about making statements-- from pieces that celebrate achievements and love, to brilliant necklaces that elevate an entire outfit.
We're breaking down the 6 ways you can be bold in the office.
1. POWER POSING IS GOOD FOR THE BRAIN AND BODY
Online, content in king. In person, it’s confidence. One of the best ways to “fake it till you make it” is with your stance. Your body language has been proven to shape who you are, affecting everything from the way people view you and your intelligence to the way you speak. The most common power pose is “opened up” and indicates a position of control. Instead of a closed off body language that communicates a more meek personality.
A power pose can actually change the way you view yourself, even change your body chemistry. Posing for just two minutes can increase your risk tolerance, which makes for bolder and more executive office decisions.
2. POWER DRESSING, WELL THAT ALSO MATTERS
When you look good, you feel good. And making a statement when getting dressed to go before the board or you boss can be as simple as adding a Simon G. necklace that says, my outfit is boss, and so are my ideas. A successful work uniform saves time, energy, and also lets people know what kind of work you do.
There’s a reason it’s called dressing to impress: it works. You project confidence and earn the trust of people entrusting you to get the job done.
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3. ESTABLISH YOUR CONFIDENCE EARLY
Everyone claims to love the story of the girl who came into her own, but in truth, it’s much more impressive to own the room or a job without being primped. If you’re about to host a meeting, set an agenda, talk about priorities, and ideas moving forward in order for your team to work most efficiently.
If you have expectations or if goals are changing, put those on the table. The tone you set is crucial for not only establishing confidence but also getting the results you want.
You are in charge. So act like it.
4. DON’T FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM
This may feel counterintuitive but it’s so important to bring your past into your present, and allow it to inform your future. In fact, confident but humble is the way to go when it comes to power moves. Being bold doesn’t mean having an ego about what you do, and it certainly doesn’t mean that it’s an excuse to belittle your team or workmates.
You’re only as good as your team, whether you’re at the top of the ladder or the bottom. Sparkle and shine in the office or at a meeting in a piece like this from Simon G., while remembering your roots.
5. SHOW, DON’T TELL THE WHY AND HOW YOU’RE A UNIQUE ASSET.
Like a gorgeous piece of statement jewelry that speaks for itself, you need to make sure that you are engaging your peers with tangibles without telling them why you’re great at your job.
Show them with success. Meeting booked. Partnership deals in the works. A cold call that proves you have the stomach to be fearless.
6. LOOK AHEAD, INSTEAD OF AROUND YOU
This is simple: comparison is the thief of joy, but it’s also the buzzkill of confidence, and ultimately success. Own the position you’ve found yourself in and you’ll find that all of the sudden you’re no longer faking it.
(And when in doubt or you feel yourself feeling not so bold, ring up a mentor who will tell you next steps.)