If you're like me, you wake up to perform your daily routines that prep you for success. You hit the shower, make eggs to excess, and empty a cup-of-Joe before pulling your laces tight to head out the door. Upon arriving at work, you settle in to make a list of tasks you'd like to accomplish. Before you know it, the day has begun, the gun has gone off. 

Throughout the day, you are focused on solving problems, building rapport with your colleagues; you are in the sprint. This is the time where you put your best foot forward - where you leave a meaningful impression on others. What you wear, starting with your shoes is the first impression people have of you. If their reaction is a positive one, it opens the door for people to see your preparation, aspirations, and ambition. 

When you start your day, dress to perform and watch your opportunities become open doors.