Friday, 28 January 2011

What image are you projecting?

People make their judgements of us

based on their perceptions of our character,

and those perceptions
come from the image we project.

(from Shaun Belding's book Win at Work)

Why is it that some people seem to get ahead faster than others?

How do individuals develop that positive reputation as the 'go-to' people in the workplace?

What gives some people, the edge in promotion opportunities?

The chances are,
it is because they have marketed themselves that way.

Think about your own personal image, maybe others are misinterpreting your actions?

  • Perhaps perceiving your thoughtful silence as disinterest?

  • Or seeing your well-intended 'devil's advocate' approach to being objective as 'not being a team player'?

  • Or your humerous approach to issues as somebody who doesn't take things seriously enough?

There are three basic steps to marketing yourself effectively:

  1. Position yourself - are you the 'economy' brand or the Finest, how do you want to be perceived?

  2. Live your brand, by reflecting this quality in absolutely everything you do - never be off-duty or caught off-guard.

  3. Be consistent - avoid the temptation to project a different image depending on who you are with.

Whatever you are doing, how others perceive you, is totally within your control. If you feel that you need help with projecting your desired image. Then please contact me at Nicholl Consultancy I look forward to working with you.

Until next time, watch the image that you are projecting!

Monday, 17 January 2011

What are you focusing on?

Ask yourself where your focus is. Are you focusing on your fear and what can go wrong or are you focusing on the end result that you want to create?

Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.

– Alan Loy McGinnis


  • Keep in mind that when you focus on the end result, your fear usually takes a back seat.


  • Check your energy levels - are they low and negative?

  • If they are, you are focused on your fears and you are making them a reality.

  • Ask yourself what is positive about the result you want to create, really explore the benefits of achieving your goals and get excited about them, this will activiate your positive energy and then let this positive energy pull you forward.


  • The one thing that kills fear dead in its tracks, is action

  • Never mistake motion for action

  • Often our fears are huge in our mind, but small in reality

  • Adjust your focus, tap into your high, positive energy and then build instant momentum by taking action - immediately!


  • Once you have taken action, you will create results by default

  • Once you have created a result, no matter how small it is, ask yourself if you are moving closer to your goal or further away?

  • Then make the necessary changes and take further action

  • By building on small wins, your momentum will increase and you will breeze through your fears without any problems.

If you feel you need help with your focus, then please just get in touch with me at Nicholl Consultancy and I will help you to get started.

Until next time - keep the end in mind.