Day 68: Fake it until you BECOME it [Ted Talk Clip]

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As you may already know, I consider myself a very motivated and confident person. I too have my days where I feel like crap, and my personal ways to quickly gaining confidence during those days, is to “alter” my looks. This can be as easy as, getting a haircut or buying some swagger clothing (suit up á la Barney Stinson. But if you’re losing your hair or just have no money, then I got a clip for you. I wanted to share this amazing TED-talk by Amy Cuddy, where she literally gives you a 20 minute “life hack” tutorial on gaining confidence. Here’s a short description on the clip (snatched from Youtube):

“Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.”

 

If you have 20 minutes and I’m guessing that you have (since you found my blog link through Facebook) then I really recommend you checking this clip out. Trust me, you’ll win more life points watching this than a bunch of cute cats on the Internet. And to answer the question you’re thinking right now: YES, I too sometime stand like I’m mother fucking Superman when I’m at work. Does it work? Try it yourselves!

Superman or SuperChris? Powerposing before it was cool.

Superman: Powerposing before it was cool. 

Work Hard, Eat Hard… Stay Hard….WHAT?

/C

 

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