Why Should You Vote For Me?
I want to utilize my circle of friends to help me support Clothes That Work because they empower others to build their confidence and skills to enter the workforce. I want to help them help others gain the confidence and live a type of life that I’m fortunate to lead. I believe in Clothes That Work and what it stands for, and I want to share their story.
Accessory of Empowerment
I’m a watch guy, and my watch was a bucket list item for me. A few years ago, I set a hefty goal for myself and decided that if I hit that goal, I would reward myself with something special. I had seen the Panerai Luminor Marina watch in movies and on high-powered executives and always thought, “I wish I could…” so I decided to make it happen. Now every time I look down at my wrist, I realize that I did actually become the guy that the man [with hair] who could barely afford the cheap suit had wanted to become. I love knowing that if I set my mind to something, I can definitely accomplish any goal.
Shoes of Empowerment
My shoes of empowerment are Olympic Weightlifting Shoes. They are designed for power and Olympic style lifting. I started weight lifting and Olympic lifting later in life and feel strong and empowered from it. Ever since I discovered the local Crossfit Heights gym community, I have learned more about myself from getting both mentally and physically stronger and it that has an impact throughout my day, every day. I feel more vibrant and find that each time I go to Crossfit, I encounter a challenge both in movement, achieving personal records or in just ‘trying’ to keep up with some of the younger athletes. It is through those challenges, I have become out a much stronger individual.
Outfit of Empowerment
Overall, my outfit of empowerment really brings me full circle. The suit I selected is one of the very first suits I ever purchased. While I knew that I wanted to dress successfully right from the beginning of my career, I really didn’t have the financial resources to do that. So I went to a store that sold discount clothing and bought an inexpensive, three-piece, four- button suit. My mindset was that I wanted to be a stylish, successful business man but I couldn’t afford what I really wanted. I am proud of the choice I made because I still get complimented on this old $150 ‘slightly polyester’ suit. It empowers me because it reminds me of where I came from when I started my career in the early 1990s. Over the years, I’ve donated many of my suits, but I just can’t seem to get rid of this one that helped me get my start.