the social media era of today, where it seems like everyone is Tweeting,
Facebooking and Instagraming their lives away, it surprises me to see how many
people still don’t have a profile photo. I particularly noticed that at least
35-40% of people on LinkedIn lack a photo.
it’s a professional networking site, it boggles my mind.
you don’t see a photo, you wonder why, and none of the reasons shine a positive
light on you:
you wanted by the police?
you in the Witness Protection program?
you forget or not see the importance of having a pic?
you not know how to upload a photo?
you a vampire who avoids the light?
you embarrassed over a perceived physical blemish?
there are people who think it’s cute to use a logo or cartoon image or
something other than an actual photograph. Watch out for them!
will post their photo, but it's cut off or blurry, or shadowy or seemingly artsy
but in all cases, you can’t really make out their faces. There’s a certain
level of dishonesty associated with this. Why don’t we see who we're
the other hand, we judge people too much by their photo. We filter people based
on age, beauty, skin color or other physical attributes. Maybe we should all be
in the digital communications era it’s imperative to have complete profiles,
headshots, and well-edited blogs and websites. We will be judged harshly if we
lack these things. Red flags go up and they don’t disappear.
the reason for not having a clear photo of yourself, you need to know that many
people, including those who lack photos of themselves, will be prejudged
against you and rightfully pre-judge or question you. Lacking a photo is like
lacking a name or a phone number or an email address. You can’t go far without
opposite is true, as well. A strong photo can make such a good impression that
you feel closer to this potential connection. When people smile or exude
confidence, we are drawn to them. And when they are good-looking hotties, we
are even more excited to be in contact with them -- even when we’re not looking
for a sexual relationship.
visuals draw us closer to others -- and the lack of a photo signals a
EXCERPT: FOCUS WITH FARBER
are some circumstances in life we can change; there are many we cannot. When we are faced with situations we must
accept, we have two choices: We can live in disappointment, bitterness, and
anger—or we can look deep within ourselves, find the place that won’t be
crushed by circumstance, and then pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and
start all over again.
positive attitude is not a phony smile, a happy face, and a perky
disposition. It is simply a way of
responding to life in a manner that allows us to accept the things we cannot
change, and change the things we can. A
positive attitude enables you to make a difference in the world, because when
you are able to see things in a positive light, you help others to see the
light as well.
day, your attitude is challenged by other people and by outside events. How will you react? Will you let adversity or obstacles stop you
from moving forward? Or will you look at
the situation objectively and find the lesson that can be learned or the action
that can be taken to turn things around?
Will you let a negative person influence your day, your life? Or will you remember the words of the great
Eleanor Roosevelt, who said, ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your
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