Why I would wear a scarf in hot weather

I will be attending the Shine conference in Las Vegas, NV this November so I decided I wanted something indigo to wear to the event.  My journey took me into the scarf section of a well known department store and there I notice a salesperson working nearby helping others on their fashion journey and straightening merchandise.  There were also about 5 other people in the small section buying much more fun, fashion trendy scarves and belts.  

I approached a table that had about 100 cashmere scarves in every color you can imagine and there I found it – the perfect color indigo.  I pull it out of about 10 other shades of blue and try it on.  The salesperson immediately comes over to me and comments that this color is perfect for me – I didn’t see it that way but it was nice to hear.  ”Oh, you think…” I politely replied and she said “the second you put it on I just felt there was something about it that was right for you – like you were meant for that color”.  Wow, I thought, either the salesperson is definitely in the right profession or I guess I am supposed to have this scarf even though I did not want to pay $100 for a scarf even if it was the perfect color.  

I decided I would buy this scarf in case I couldn’t find another perfect color of indigo for less money before my conference.  The register was busy but I approached it and planned to quietly wait my turn to pay when the other women in line commented on this color being “great” and “perfect for me” – now I thought “this just might be an omen happening”.  Who would care about my boring scarf – they had fabulous trendy belts and scarves.  

Then another woman (buying a glittery silver, fun scarf), approaches and tells me she agrees.  She said she saw me try on the scarf and thought “boy, that color was made for her”.  The salesperson commented “see – it is meant for you somehow”.  

So here I am now, $100 poorer but with a scarf that further reinforces my commitment and strengthens my confidence in my ability to help others find out what is great about them.  The scarf shopping is a perfect parallel to the mission of Indigoforce.  

Sometimes, we just can’t see for ourselves what others can see for us that is right, and is meant to be.  I know I will always have this scarf – it is another validation of my purpose – help others see what is right about themselves and enable them to manifest that into career success.  Ok – I am ready – so now you (and I), both know why I just might be one of those people you see in hot weather wearing a scarf!

About Gina Calvano

Gina Calvano is a certified coach and Senior Professional in Human Resources, with over 20 years of experience as a talent management professional in both the private and non-profit sectors. With a unique approach, she combines her strategic corporate expertise and accreditations with metaphysics and transformational thinking which has resulted in people all over the world feeling good about themselves and connected to a sense of purpose.

She created the Success Readiness Bootcamp™, a step by step process that enables people to easily discover their unique talents and abilities and match them to majors, jobs, industries and leisure pursuits. Gina is also the co-author of Breakthrough! Inspirational Strategies for an Audaciously Authentic Life with NY Times Best Selling Authors Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood and Powerful Connections Made Easy™ with Aprille Trupiano, and is currently working on her next book — Caged in My Cube: The Turnaround Guide For Loving The Job You Hate.

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