10 ETIQUETTE RULES FOR LADIES WHO DESIRE TO BE A POLISHED PROFESSIONAL
The fact that you are a woman, doesn’t mean you automatically become a lady. While every lady is a woman, every woman is not a lady. This piece is for women who desire to have a polished representation of themselves. Some women have the privilege to be nurtured by parents or mentors who understood the importance of etiquette at work place and in social gathering.
However, if the opposite is your experience, it doesn’t matter at all. Learning it and practicing it is the only way to go, for you to get a rebranded you.
10 ETIQUETTE RULES FOR LADIES WHO DESIRE TO BE A POLISHED PROFESSIONAL.
Most times, ladies think that being gracious simply means to wear a well-tailored outfit with a lovely hill, perfected with a designer perfume. Nope! If that is what being polished means to you, then you might have a change of mind today. Beauty in itself does not emanate from outside, but from within to the outward. It’s just like the blossoming of the sunflowers. They blossom from within. In other words, beauty and graciousness come from within.
Being polished starts from the polishing of your habit, because that is what you use to relate with people. I am sure you have seen some ladies who are beautiful with the habit of a beast. It is those gracious habits that confer beauty on you. Focus on them and improve on those habits that people constantly have issues with you about. The outward appearance is absolutely important, but does not have the capacity to retain people with an excellent mind. Beauty is an attraction just like a good advert will attract a customer, but it’s the product and communication of the organisation that will sustain the clients. Begin your gracious habit with treating yourself with respect because it starts with you and then extended to others. Don’t make others feel the way you wouldn’t want to feel. Human beings are emotional beings. Practise to make every feel like a human and don’t always treat people based on the fame or money. Politeness naturally accompanies anyone you respect.
There is a quote that says, punctuality is the politeness of kings. Habits they say die hard. If you are so addicted to arriving late to meetings, it’s important you put a halt to it, if you wish to become a polished and classy lady.
No body with the mind of a king will be attracted to a lady who is a perpetual late comer, who is always having a reason or excuse to be late. I am sure you have heard the saying: ‘only failures give excuses’ No body with an excellent mind will want to consider you as an effective team member if you are an addicted late comer. Do you want to be rated amongst the polished and classy ladies? Then practice the habit of arriving on time.
Say Thank you!
Thank you is a simple act of gratitude that must not be overlooked. Learn to say thank you whenever you experience an act of kindness from anyone. Even if it’s from your subordinate.
Say thank you when you are served at a restaurant, when some assist with the door, when someone gives a support. Say thank you. It’s not possible for you to get it wrong by being grateful. But it’s always wrong when you undermine kindness. Thank you is simple but highly impactful. That’s why when you thank God always it naturally increases your blessings and make you flow in abundance. The first word in the morning should be thank you Lord for the gift of a brand new day, then the last word for the day should also be thank you to God, for the success of the day. Thank you is regarded as one of the magic words that make people happy.
To be continued..