We all want to be known and recognized for our accomplishments. We want people to view us in a positive light and give us the status we believe we deserve. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, that approval seems out of reach.
This is especially true when it comes to our image and status as men. Society has placed many unrealistic expectations on us, and it’s easy to feel like we can never quite live up to them.
But don’t worry – there are ways to change your image and raise your status without becoming someone you’re not. Here are five simple tips that will help you get started:
Status Tip #1: Smile & Be Stylish
Looking your best is easy when you start with a smile. Smiling makes you look friendly and approachable, which can be great for making new friends or networking. Plus, when you’re happy, it shows in your smile. So go ahead and flash those pearly whites!
You’ll also want to dress stylishly for any occasion. Dressing well can give you confidence and make a good impression on others. Start with basics like a flattering haircut and simple clothes that fit well, then add accessories to personalize your look. With just a few tweaks, you’ll be looking and feeling your best in no time!
Status Tip #2: Try Power Posing
Do you feel like a deer in headlights before an interview? Or a public speaking engagement? You’re not alone. Many people experience performance anxiety, which can lead to limiting self-talk and restrictive behaviors. But there’s a way to overcome this fear and boost your confidence: power posing. Power posing is a technique that involves positioning your body in ways that make you feel powerful.
This can be as simple as standing tall with your shoulders back and your chin up, or holding your arms outstretched like Superman. Research has shown that power posing for just two minutes can increase feelings of power and confidence, and reduce stress levels. So why not give it a try? You may be surprised at how well it works!
Status Tip #3: Sit Down The Right Way
We’ve all been there. You’re at a meeting, or in class, and suddenly that feeling comes over you. You need to use the restroom but if you get up, everyone will know. So you cross your legs and hope for the best. But is crossing your legs really the best way to go? Turns out, sitting down the right way can help ease pain and make sure you don’t have an embarrassing accident. Check out these tips on how to sit down properly!
- When you sit down, make sure to pull in your abdominal muscles. This will help prevent accidents like the one mentioned above and also helps with digestion!
- When sitting at a desk or table: Sit up straight without locking your knees; keep feet flat on floor; lean slightly forward; keep elbows bent 90 degrees; keep forearms parallel to each other; make sure your wrists are straight (not bent up/down) when typing on a keyboard; don’t point hands toward ceiling with palms facing down.
- When sitting on the floor: Sit upright against legs, not back of knees; bend forward from hips and reach for toes while keeping back straight.
Status Tip #4: Master Good Handshakes & Eye Contact
In order to make a good first impression, it’s important to master good handshakes and eye contact. Here are some tips on how to do both:
For handshakes, make sure your handshake is strong and confident. Shake hands with the other person firmly, but not too hard. Make eye contact while shaking hands, and hold the gaze for a few seconds before releasing.
Eye contact is also important during conversations. Maintaining eye contact shows that you’re interested in what the other person is saying. It also makes you appear confident and sincere. So practice maintaining eye contact when you’re talking to people, and soon it will become second nature.
Status Tip #5: Learn To Communicate Well
If you’re like most people, you probably think that communication is all about talking. And while talking is certainly a big part of communication, it’s only one small piece. In order to communicate effectively, you need to be able to understand and use all sorts of communication tools – from spoken words to body language to written notes.
So how can you improve your communication skills? Here are a few tips:
- Pay attention to the nonverbal signals you send.
- Be aware of the other person’s preferences and needs.
- Use positive reinforcement whenever possible.
- Be patient and understanding.
- Take the time to practice and learn new skills!
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After reading this blog post, you should have a clear understanding of how to change your image and raise status as a man. There are many reasons why it is important for men to do this with the most common being that they want more respect from other people in their lives.
We hope you’ve found this article insightful and that it will help change how you think about yourself, as well as the image you project to others. If anything has caught your interest or sparked a new idea for self-improvement—or if there is something we didn’t cover in this blog post here on SenseOrient—leave us a comment below so we can chat with you more!
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