10 Ways for Men to Stay on Top of Their Game

By putting their best foot forward and improving their self-image, men can stay at top of their game in both professional and personal life.

Ariba Khaliq
Written by: Ariba KhaliqPublished at: Jun 16, 2014

To Chase that Dream

To Chase that Dream
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Every person has a dream, which he or she wishes to fulfil at some point of time in his or her life. If you’re lucky enough to have a job, it’s likely that you’re constantly looking for ways to stay on top of your game. Continuing professional development, working towards that promotion, or simply working to do your best every day, it is important to sustain your enthusiasm and determination. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Smile

Smile
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It is essential to start off the meeting right- a smile can do it for you. It can give a sense of you to people within the first three seconds. A smile makes a good impression on the people you are meeting, improves your mood, relieves stress, boosts your immune system, and lowers your blood pressure too. Enough reasons to smile? Image Courtesy: Getty  

Be Full of Passion

Be Full of Passion
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People who pursue their goals with a strong passion tend to achieve a lot. If you have no idea about what your passion is, recall what you loved to do as a child; what excited you then that excites you even now. It sure will give you a clue about the things you would do with great zeal. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Exercise

Exercise
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To gain mental sharpness, sound sleep, and better mental health, workout for 30 minutes a day, for at least five days a week. It will help you control your weight and get stronger. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Mind Your Manners at the Table

Mind Your Manners at the Table
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Maintain good posture, chew with your mouth closed, use your napkin, and excuse yourself from the table when you get up- these are vital table manners that your mother taught you while you were young but you didn’t really follow them till adulthood. Well, you should; after all you want to look a class. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Be Clean

Be Clean
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Washing your hands before cooking and after using restroom can help you avoid colds and flu all year long. If you don’t find a soap and water handy, use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Smell Nice

Smell Nice
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A nice smell just doesn’t attract other people towards you, it also boosts your confidence. You should shower daily using soaps and shampoos of your favourite scent, wear clean clothes, and wear a  cologne or an aftershave. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Dress Aptly

Dress Aptly
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Dress sharp with classic colours like black, grey or navy. Wear the socks of the same colour as your trousers, match your tie, and polish your shoes dark. Keep your look suave with no or minimal accessories. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Be Polite

Be Polite
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A kind and polite man can impress anyone. Value people around you and think what you can do for them. You will be noticed and appreciated; by helping others, you will feel better about yourself too. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Be punctual

Be punctual
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Respect other people’s time; be in control. Set reminders for meetings and tasks and plan for them accordingly. Leave for a meeting keeping traffic in mind. Image Courtesy: Getty  

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