How To Be The “IT” Guy, By The “IT” Guys
The “IT” guy; the kind of guy that people respect and look up to. The kind of guy women love to be around, when they’re not swooning over him.
These are the type of guys that exhibit the kind of magnetism that makes others naturally gravitate towards them.
It’s not all about being tall, dark and handsome. What you must posses is charisma, confidence and purpose (there is nothing more attractive than with a mission, a man that has compassion).
Mix in a little style, some swag, a bit audaciousness and we have a winning combo.
Namibia’s ‘It’ guys share their tips on what it takes to be an ‘it’ guy.
Luis Munana, TV Personality: Health and Fitness
Health & fitness is a very important element in daily life . I’m not just talking about physical health and fitness but also mental health and fitness .
Diet is extremely important . Watch what you eat.
Mediation is just as important as going to the gym . Listen to your inner voice . BE QUIET! BE STILL! If you have 10-15 minutes to spend on social media you surely have time to mediate .
Gym is important to keep the muscles fit and body active . If you don’t have money or time to go to the gym , a 10 minute jog around the block at least 3 times weekly does you good .
Ruberto Scholtz, Fashion Designer: Style and Fashion
Know your size and body shape. Knowing the shape and size of your body is the most important part of shopping for any item of clothing.
Keep it simple.
When creating a classic wardrobe, you want to have a classic style and colour combination, nothing too loud.
Avoid wearing trend pieces. If clothes are going to be out of date in a couple of months, save your money.
Grooming. Make sure your hair is on point; this is the key to every look. There is no point having a great outfit with a terrible hairdo.
Mark Kariahuua, Comedian: Attitude
Being an ‘it’ guy is all about marching to the drum of your own beat and not looking for affirmation from people to do what you want.
An ‘it’ guy is a confident and fearless leader who is not afraid to take control and lead with empathy. Since I am an it guy now, I think it’s important to bask in this moment and thank God that my nerdy self is officially cool…ha ha ha!!
But apart from the trends and trying to fit in, an it guy is not afraid to live life on his own terms. This does not mean he must be self-involved, nor does he think the world revolves around him. He cares for people.
He is the type of guy that is willing to grow and learn continually.
Joonas Leskela , Practical Creator: Self-actualization
Define what “it” means to you. It’s easy to run after concepts and ideas defined by others but basing your idea of success on outside validation is unsustainable.
Remember that there is no such thing as a solid, stable self. A never-changing self-image is an illusion and clinging to it is harmful.
You are not your past and the future never comes.The point of creation is this moment.
Growth comes through trials, tribulations and failures. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Be patient with yourself. We are all a part of the process.
Kennedy Liswani, Entrepreneur: Business
Being a successful entrepreneur has a lot to do with the people you surround yourself with. If you associate yourself with people who have a spirit of excellence, people who are driven and positive, you are investing your time wisely.
Consistently associate your brand with excellence everyday. This must be a habit and not an act.
People invest in People, not ideas…no matter how revolutionary that idea may be. That is why it is important to demonstrate a culture of excellence in everything you do. Be it in the way you speak, the way you treat people, and most importantly the image you project to the public. Nothing must be short of excellence.