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Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.

Written by: Vickie Sullivan  |  December 29, 2009

The receiving end of an extreme makeover

Well, I finally did it.  I finally took the plunge and updated my look.  Why?  I wanted to practice what I preach.  If I’m going to tell clients to change what they’ve grown to love, then I need to do that, too.  Helping others to the next level is one thing.  Having it done to you is another.  You can learn a lot when you are on the receiving end of an extreme makeover.

Biggest lesson happened at the hair salon.  The stylist said, “We need to cut it.”  I was adamant to keep the length.  After all, I already let go of the color.  That mean’s I’m open to changing, right?!  Wrong.  I was willing to change a little — to get to the next level, I had to go all the way.

What made me move were those magic words:  “OK, we don’t have to.  But it won’t be your best look.”  What?!  I won’t get the best?!  I turned to the stylist and said, “cut it.”

I’m happy to report that the results were great.  Consensus:  I look ten years younger.  Click here to see for yourself.  Here’s to a transformative 2010!!


About Vickie Sullivan

Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.