Monday, June 29, 2009

Awakening My True Identity (part 4)






(continued from part 3)
Diane, the image consultant, had a form to fill out titled, Creating Your Personal Brand.

“So, what image goals do you wish to achieve?” she asked.

“I like to look good when I am speaking. I want to be confident, and feel good about myself so people will buy my books.”

“Well, that’s the most direct answer I’ve had all day,” she nodded as she filled in a blank on the form.

We covered key strengths and characteristics, desirable traits, my target market and my body image.

We decided my best hairstyle was a pixie cut with fringed bangs, golden red highlights, and longer fringes on my neck and in front of the ears. “Go to a good stylist,” she emphasized as she studied my $18 cut.

She judges my body type as natural, and told me what to wear and how to accessorize. She evaluated my voice, handshake and body language. Then she told me what kind of eye glasses to buy and how to wear my clothes, “Don’t tuck in the shirt.”

The branding was almost painless.

Diane’s image consultation is a picture of what Christ does for me. He awakens my true identity in Him. He’s given me simple, straightforward instructions.

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you….Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” John 13:14,15,17 NIV

I have the choice. I can choose to do these things or not. And, why wouldn’t I? Instructions are worthless if we don't implement them.

To read more 'detail' about following the example of Christ...

2 comments:

Laura Davis said...

I wanted to go for the consultation, but I was afraid she'd take one look at me and run screaming from the room!

Thanks for sharing! Really enjoyed it.

Laura

Marian said...

Laura, you have such a sweet face (to go with your personality), I'm sure you both would have had a great time.