The Skill Cycle: Clarity | Confidence | Consistency | Creativity

Posted by: Maria Macklin, June 25, 2024

The Skill Cycle: Clarity | Confidence | Consistency | Creativity

The Skill Cycle: Clarity | Confidence | Consistency | Creativity

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”

Your first drive was probably in a car park, or a large area with no other traffic – a clear space. You didn’t learn how to drive without first understanding the rules of the road, driving slowly with a teacher. You moved to less busy roads, then driving in an urban environment, and finally once you passed your test you were allowed on to the motorway. Driving a car, the gear changes, indicating, accelerating. That which caused angst when you were learning, becomes behaviours you now do automatically.

We all know that there are four clear stages to skill building.

Stage 1 – Unconsciously unskilled – we don’t know what we don’t know

Stage 2 – Consciously unskilled we know what we don’t know

Stage 3 – Consciously skilled – trying the skill out, practicing, experimenting

Stage 4 – Consciously skilled – expert and improving

Going through the process of discovering and understanding your Style Blueprint (your best clothing styles) is exactly the same. Once you have clarity of what to wear and what not to wear, you’ll be confident with your choices and how you put your outfits together. You’ll shop more strategically. You’ll know what to wear and when to wear it. You’ll make more outfits while having less clothes. Your wardrobe will be cohesive – with everything belonging together. You’ll automatically be consistent with how you show up. And you’ll feel comfortable in your own skin, every day. When you begin to get more creative you’ll add the spice to your wardrobe and to your look – while remaining authentic to you.

And the cycle will continue. Your style will evolve with more clarity, more consistency, giving you more confidence. But the essence of you won’t and doesn’t change. Your wardrobe will be much more valuable, giving you longevity. You’ll have a higher return on your clothing investments.

And most importantly, you’ll feel like your best and most authentic self. Every single day.