You have to try to be the best in this world with hundreds of people applying for the same position, social media ads of your talents competing with a list of millions on Facebook, aggressive U-tube followers, and even those who has the best profile on LinkedIn. Its tough and it takes time to reach the level of success you are looking for. There is no room for mediocrity. So where do you begin?
The first step is to really acknowledge who you are first. Building a solid image. If you want to be the next sexy LasVegas singer and dancer, than, by all means, go for it. Dress the part with the latest styles in show stopping designs and heels if your a women. Be extremely conscious of your make-up and show off your physical endowments. That is the image you want to create and need to be 24 7 in this world of constant social media.
If you are looking to become a concert pianist, than your dress may be different than the Las Vegas show girl. If you playing classical, soft jazz and find your first performances to reside in less revealing environments, black heels may be fine but neatly hidden under a conservative but elegant long gown. Though your Facebook may be reserved for friends and family and you show a more casual side, that is ok but somehow you need to establish that beautiful pianist away from your instrument with poise and talent.
Ultimately, talent because that is the only direction that will sustain in the long run. When the fingers begin to play, the artist begins to paint and the singer opens her mouth, its all gone regardless of how you look.
You are accountable for your direction. If you are going down a road less traveled, your image may be in question. It is not about what everyone else sees, it is about what you create first. You can't be responsible for the eyes of others. The problem is that so many really don't know who they are or what they want in the first place. Make a decision.
If you are an inspirational writer, than those inspiring words are wonderful but where did you find them. Do you use inspiration in your daily activity. Do you actually walk the talk and help others when they need it. You can see who does and doesn't all over the Internet in a matter of minutes. And with such competition today, employers want you to live like you mean it, as motivational speaker Len Potter, talks about in his radio broadcasts.
There is no room for a Las Vegas showgirl to stumble, or a pianist to hit a bad note. Nothing is impossible, certainly, but be clear and objective on that image first and keep practicing until you get it right.