Sharing an office with dozens of other people means you have to try extra hard to be noticed and become a person everyone knows. Trying too hard can sometimes be off-putting, though, so you shouldn’t be overly aggressive and insist on being friends with absolutely everyone. Being cool isn’t the same as being popular, and it’s up to you to bring out your inner coolness. If you’re unsure how to do so, here are five ways to become the coolest guy in the office.
This is another feature that separates boys from men, as only the latter know how to pick the right watch and are in a position to afford it. The watch you’re wearing says a lot about you and your character, so make sure it’s professional, elegant and manly at the same time.
Again, it’s not just what you wear, but how you wear it as well, which means you shouldn’t be afraid to put on a short-sleeved shirt every once in a while, or alternatively, just roll up the sleeves of the shirt you’re wearing right now – in order to give your watch a chance to shine. After seeing it, your colleagues will respect you more and your superiors are going to see you in a new light.
This is something most guys tend to forget – being groomed, well-dressed and smelling nice all the time are the first steps towards being cool. That doesn’t mean you have to shave every single morning or buy a new suit on a weekly basis, but just pay more attention to the attire you choose before heading towards the office and groom your face regularly.
Keep in mind that you can look like a gentleman even with a beard and mustaches, as long as you show your facial hair the love and respect it deserves. And when you combine that with a stylish suit and a discrete cologne, there’s no way people in your office aren’t going to notice that.
Yes, you can be a cool guy even if you’re walking to work, but it’s the choice of transportation that gives a clue towards the way you think and perceive the world. For example, businessmen coming to work in expensive cars are usually more concerned with the way they look than what they do, while those riding an old bike that desperately needs repair give off a negative vibe – and neither of these situations is particularly cool.
That’s why you need to choose something unique and different, which is why lots of cool guys opt for modern cruiser skateboards that aren’t just eco-friendly and good for your health, but also rather cool. Coming to work on such a skateboard tells your peers you’re laid-back, yet also concerned about the environment, and such an attitude is the epitome of coolness in this day and age.
You don’t have to be the office seducer in order to act pleasantly towards your colleagues, nor do you need to be too friendly with everyone. What you need to do is act nicely, maintain a professional relationship with the people around you, and show them that you know how to act like a true gentleman. With so many men acting quite the opposite from that, you’ll become cool almost instantly!
Respecting the people you work with is also going to help your career, too, and might even get you promoted to a higher position sooner than you’ve expected. Behaving like a gentleman is something modern men forget, so go back to your roots and show the world that a modern James Dean still exists.
Speaking of promotions and being successful, there’s one more way to make sure you get promoted quickly, and that’s always brining in new business – and in the corporate world of the 21st century, that’s the best way to show how cool you are. Only the coolest guys in the office are able to make more money than the rest and increase the sales of their company, and these are the guys everyone adores.
Being cool and doing all the things we’ve mentioned earlier means you’ll create a sort of persona all your clients, partners and potential investors are going to respect and they’ll want to do business with you. Therefore, working on your attitude, visual presentation, first impression and the way you conduct yourself in public has a strong impact on the people you need to sway, and they’ll keep bringing in new business for your company.
Although not everyone’s definition of “cool” is the same, these are some of the things you need to do if you want to become the coolest guy in the office. Remember, stay true to your nature instead of pretending to be someone else because nobody likes a phony – but they do love a cool guy!