What makes a celebrity a celebrity? It’s how they carry themselves and exactly how they act, and even most importantly, how they look. When you get a few bucks coming in, you can start spending it on things that make you seem even bigger than you are. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy of legendary stature. So if you want to seem like a big shot or even a big deal, you gotta first act like one. If you have great wealth, but most of us don’t gain access to that, and then we gotta fake it, this can be done. Here are some methods to seem bigger than you are so that maybe you’ll eventually be that big.
Dress the Part
You can’t dress like a schlub and have people think you’re anything but a schlub. Look at New York hipsters – they dress in fancy expensive clothes that are designed to look casual and away from the beaten path. But those tank tops and skinny jeans are in fact ~$100 garments bought with their parents’ trust fund money. Don’t be fooled! You can’t actually just go in to a Goodwill and walk out using a cool, hipster wardrobe. At a few other consignment places that will sell you some cool clothes more inside the $20-$30 range, even though with the proper eye, you can find good quality stuff probably not at Goodwill. Or even going to H&M is not a bad call. Their whole market brand is looking European and sharp but being terrible quality but it really doesn’t matter because you no less than will be looking cool because the stitching comes undone.
Have a Slightly – But Only Slightly – Second Hand Car
You will not impress anyone with a 18 year-old Honda Odyssey you bought from the grandmother because she’s blind and can’t drive anymore. However, should you need a new set of wheels, you must go ahead and get something several model yrs old. You will save tons on that monthly car payment, and this kind of savings can be used to shop at H&M. It all comes full circle. Check out www.ocauto.com and you’ll see that the prices on cars even just 2 or 3 years old are way more reasonable than something fresh from the boat. Or off the trailer. You get the theory. It’s always a good idea to start shopping at www.ocauto.com and move from there.
iPhone yes, Verizon no
You need to have an iPhone if you want any sort of stature in this world. I am talking about, you look at someone using a Samsung and also you can’t help but wonder: do you even have any self respect? Get back to your basement! But though we all agree you have to have an apple iphone, that doesn’t mean you have to pay the exorbitant prices for Verizon or, God forbid, AT&T. You may use T Mobile or Sprint. Though their service is laughably bad, you save money as soon as you hop on your buddy’s wifi, it won’t really matter that no one has thought to build a Sprint tower in your city.