Are you leaving an impression or creating an image?
Many people, parents included are more concerned about their image, reputation or social standing than the real and lasting impression they leave on their children. Millennials prefer honesty, authenticity and genuine emotions. Parents and leaders who choose image over impressions, will leave a bitter regret in their legacy and relationships.
It is always better to be yourself, be present and be ready to explain your choices. Teens are watching. Even when they are silent about your behavior because they feel like they have no right to question you, they are taking mental and emotional notes.
Lady GaGa put on quite the half time show in the Super Bowl. Her lights, sound, imagery, wardrobe and lyrics were very tame and respectable in light of past performances. During and after the game, commercials depicting Lady GaGa delivering needed supplies to homeless teens painted an endearing image of the edgy, radical, flamboyant Lady GaGa.
- Has she changed drastically?
- Is this “new image” the real Lady GaGa?
- Is there more to come?
- Are you the real you?
- Is that an image people see or a real impression?
- Don’t know the difference between and image and an impression? Watch the video…
After serving in the US Air Force as a Fire Fighter, Loren spent the next 20 years in advertising sales, corporate marketing communications and media serving, political candidates, start up companies and Fortune 50 Companies like; Winning Strategies, Verizon, Jobs.com and Faith & Family Magazine. Loren dedicated himself to mastering leadership and communication skills to invest in leaders across America and around the globe. Loren has trained leaders from Brazil, Central America, Ghana and The Congo and frequently trains Teachers and Pastors for Gateway Church, The Kings University, and The Entrepreneurial Leadership at Brookhaven College. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs including “Time With Theresa”, “Matters of the Heart”, “Behind the Mask” and “Addiction Free TV”.
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