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Showcase Your Success Subtly – How Not to Appear too Pompous

When you’ve achieved success in life, which has been a long term goal from your youth, it is natural to want to flaunt your money and power to the world around you.  It’s only natural to have that desire, but oftentimes, when done poorly, such show boating will come back to bite you.  But the solution is not to live a meager life like Ebenezer Scrooge simply so that you don’t come across as a pompous holier-than-thou elitist.  There are socially acceptable ways to let those around you know that you are doing well, but in ways that appear subtle and therefore do not elicit feelings of envy or bitterness.  Take some of these successful tips to tastefully showcase your success.

1.  Drink Your Whiskey Neat

watchbuyers-6-1Subtle things like what you order when you are out with friends can show that you’ve developed a taste for the refined and can afford the taste all at the same time.  Ordering a steak when you’re with friends is one great way to do that, but more importantly and more visually is how you order your drinks.  If you order beer, you are not demonstrating an adequate success story.  After all, the most interesting man in the world does not always drink beer, in fact I’ll assume he drinks mostly tequila and whiskey.  When you order a whiskey neat, you’re showing an advanced appreciation of fine booze, and it shows you are drinking a liquor of adequate quality to not require the icing down that a lower shelf whiskey requires.  A whiskey neat exudes the sort of success you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

2.  Fine Jewelry and Watches

watchbuyers-6-2You don’t want to wear a money clip around your neck with hundreds splayed out for all to see.  So what’s the next best thing?  An actual piece of valuable and classy jewelry does the job and all the talking you need it to do.  Cufflinks are nice, a fancy tie is elegant and acceptable, but a beautiful Rolex watch says a lot about where you are at in life and what you’ve done to deserve it.   You don’t even have to spend the retail price on a Rolex to get a good one.  There are places online that repair rolex watches and can sell them to you.  They use genuine Rolex parts, so it’s not a situation where you’re duct taping up a nice Mercedes and calling it good.  Explore the fine options at The Watch Buyers Group and you’ll see just how attainable this token of your success is.

3.  Dress the Part

watchbuyers-6-3The worst thing one can do when trying to exude success is to dress up for the occasion at times that require it, and then slum down the rest of the time.  We all agree that flip flops and sweat-shorts are the most comfortable to lounge around the house in, but if you let yourself do that, you are not maximizing the effect you have on the others around you.  You need to not just act the part of a successful person, you need to be that person, at all times.  You never know who you will meet and where.  Don’t let any photos be snapped of you where you are not dressed to the 9s.  The only way to do that is to be dressed so at all times.


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

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