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Subject:  Re: Millionaire professions Date:  1/31/2019  7:47 AM
Author:  Goofyhoofy Number:  91795 of 93709

This might be true, but aren't people more willing to trust someone who looks the part, because it fits their mental model of what that professional looks like?

I oversaw hundreds of salespeople during my career. With only a few exceptions those who dressed sharp and drove a moderately new car did better with clients than those who dressed in older clothes and drove a jalopy. One of my best insisted on buying herself a new outfit when she was going in to close a big deal. She drove a Jaguar, and is (now) the owner of a multi-million dollar advertising agency.
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