Are you worried about your sole?

Have you been to someone’s house and they asked you to take your shoes off and you went into a mini head panic? You instantly start to sweat all while thinking?…Do my socks match today? Did I do a full hole analysis of my socks? Are my toe nails polished or chipped and unpresentable?

You might even jump to a defensive stance. Why should I have to take my shoes off? Who does that?

Well…lots of people request for you to take your shoes off as you enter their home. Your best bet is to simply come prepared. If you are invited over someone’s house, just assume that you will be asked to remove your shoes.

On another note, hosts, make your flooring comfortable enough so guests feel comfortable removing their shoes. For example, soiled and uncleanly looking carpet would make even Scarlet feel uncomfortable about removing her shoes. This rule also applies to hard wood floors. Are your floors smooth and safe or are you over due for a rebuff and polish?

While it’s perfectly ok to request guests to remove their shoes, it is the responsibility of the host to make guests feel comfortable enough to do so. It is the guests responsibility to comply and to be prepared.


Oh yeah, can Scarlet get an invite to the house party?

Until next time…


I enjoy doing a lot of things, but at the top of that list is inspiring people to take action and harness their inner CONFIDENCE!! I love assisting people with discovering and reaching their full potential and I do so through the fields of etiquette and leadership. Now, I wouldn't dare say that I’m a traditional etiquette and leadership consultant. This may be a little confusing because what could possibly exude more of a traditional feeling than being a good leader and practicing good etiquette?

But my perspective and approach to leadership is more nuanced and modern. I believe that leadership shouldn’t only coalesce among our C-suite executives. Leadership can be a vast and inclusive concept, and everyone has leadership potential in their own unique way in both professional and social settings (my book, Leader by Mistake, talks all about this). I take great pride in curating and delivering classes and content that inspire people to lead wherever they are and with the tools that that they have so that they can advance to their next level.

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