Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fear of the Unknown

A couple of weeks ago I was meeting with a new client to do some wardrobe styling for his upcoming video shoot. During our initial conversation over the phone, he admitted to me that he was a little nervous about working with an image consultant/stylist for the first time. 

I told him that, for some reason, I hear that a lot from new clients. I’m not sure why that is exactly, and was trying to find out from him what the nervousness is about, hoping to shed light on why some clients feel that way before meeting face-to-face. 

Some clients on the other hand are excited that someone is going to be helping them look their best.  Most of those clients are female, so at first I wasn’t sure if it was just a guy thing to be a little uncomfortable about being told what to wear, but then I remembered having a few female clients who also admitted they were a little nervous in the beginning, not knowing what to expect. 

Maybe it’s just fear of the unknown. I think we all can relate to that! But what I’ve found once I start working with those who show signs of uncertainty is how they warm up to the experience so quickly.  I’ve had several clients who have said to me after working with them, “I didn’t know what to expect in working with you and was a little nervous, but you made this process very comfortable and a lot of fun! I’ve learned so much from you about how to look my best and can now see what I was doing wrong before and why this is so important.” 

That is what makes what I do so rewarding. Being able to put my clients at ease and have fun with the image development process comes from caring about and getting to know the person on the inside as I work with them. 

So, if you’re one of those who’s been thinking about hiring an image consultant but was intimidated by the idea, you don’t have to worry about that when working with paNASH Style. You’re going to learn invaluable things to help you enhance your image and your presentation of yourself all while at the same time enjoying the process!

Oh, and that male client who was a little unsure at first, now has hired me to help him with his media coaching…something he first mentioned he didn't need help with. He now gets the importance of taking his image to the next level.  What’s your next level?  How do you plan to get there?

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