To be frank, not a day passed where I was bummed I was donning a tie. One of the constant annoyances I got from a few people though, was, "Why are you special? I have to wear a tie regardless..." Good for you, man. I don't. I choose to.
That was truly amazing. At first, I had a few regulars submitting pictures. As time went on, I had more and more creative ones. I think the best thing about this project, too, has been the fact that I've made a great number of new friends.
Be unabashed. Own yourself. I was timid setting up my camera for self-timed shots each morning. But eventually, I realized, "What the hell do I care what people say?" The same rings true with actually putting your face on a site. Anonymity is for the birds. It's easy to be that guy leaving negative comments, but it takes guts to put yourself out there.
When Will Price got a job at a Boulder, Colorado-based startup with a lax dress code, he didn't feel a need to dress to impress his shorts-wearing coworkers. "But I quickly realized, I love dressing up," he says. "I love my ties, I like looking good." So he embarked on a mission—100 straight days of wearing a tie to work and documenting it on his blog The Momentum of Failure. Today, on day 100, we check in with Mr. Price.
What should I pack for my first business trip?
- Matt, OH
With nearly every airline imposing a baggage fee nowadays, if you can get away with flying with just a carry-on, do it.
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