The holidays are the most ebullient time of year as you stroll past store to store admiring the masterpieces of window displays. From Prada, to Saks and even Tiffany's...oh Tiffany's. There is nothing more thrilling and exciting than that feeling you get when you see something that catches your eye. That something...like a pair of Jimmy Choos.
You look at the name and you know the brand...at least you have heard of the brand. You look at the tag, the price, the quality and where it was made. Right away that thrill turns into intimidation. You become terrified and perplexed. Should you buy these shoes? Why did you look at them? They are absolutely perfect, but absolutely expensive. Should you invest in them? Is the quality good enough for the price you're going to pay?
We all ask these questions when we know we're about to make a big investment. Whether it's a pair of shoes, a career or even a relationship.
Meeting someone for the first time is just like eyeing those Jimmy Choos in the window display. You get a thrill of excitement because you have never seen this person before and you want to know everything about them right away. But when you start to read their tag, you find out where they're from, what they do, who they are and more. You get intimidated and don't know if they are worth the investment. Are they too good to be true?
A career is just as complicating and risky because a lot of different factors are involved. Whether you work for yourself or for a corporation and are trying to climb the ladder. You are often dealt with a lot of push back and reasons why you can't be invested in. Sometimes it's not you, it's them...as they say. So what are you suppose to do?
Jimmy Choos were created with an idea and a sketch in mind...from paper to product. The result is just amazing. Each shoe is made by hand with the utmost detail and passion of haute couture. These shoes are invested in by women...and their husbands from all around the world. It's not just an image they invest in, it's the quality and story behind each pair.
So why not make that same investment in a relationship, a career and more. We are so quick to feel intimidated and to judge a brand...or a person right away because we are use to that feeling of being afraid to make an investment and choose to shy away from the thrill and excitement for the comfort of the fear.
Jimmy Choo himself, once said,"The right shoe, can make everything different."
Take the risk, make the investment and just see what happens.