SIGNAL POWER & authority
Shoes are things people tend to look at and base judgments on (even subconsciously). If you’re wearing nice shoes – they make the assumption that you’re a stylish man with a good eye.
Whether we like it or not – our gadgets have a say in how people see us. We want to show friends and colleagues that we’re “in” – that we can change smartphones every other year. It’s consumerist, but that affects our status.
Much like your gadgets – your ride somewhat shows the kind of man you are. In fact, it indicates more than your money in the bank – your lifestyle, your priorities and where you are in life.
As long as you have strong convictions – it shouldn’t matter if others think less of you. People who share the same beliefs will be more drawn to you and your courage. That makes a powerful status booster.
This is about a body that’s not just buff or in good shape. A body by design goes beyond hitting the gym – it’s about mastering the body so it suits your culture or profession.
It wasn’t too long ago when etiquette was used to separate classes of people instead of clothing. Unfortunately – there’s no universal book about it. Etiquette varies from culture to culture.
If you have the ability to perform a difficult task and make it look easy – that means you’ve got sprezzatura. It’s showing off a special skill with such grace and confidence that people are compelled to admire you.
Whoever you spend the most time with – your wife, partner, colleagues or friends – does affect the way you’re perceived.