“Don’t fake it ’til you make it, fake it until you become it.” Amy Cuddy

At times, most of us try to read another person’s body language.  However, we often don’t pay much attention to our own.  According to social psychologist Amy Cuddy, your body language may be the difference between success and failure.

We know that our body language affects how others see us, but we have probably not really considered that our body language may affect way we see ourselves.

In this interesting TED Talk,  Social psychologist Amy Cuddy discusses “power posing”.  Power posing is using your physiology – standing in a posture of confidence –  even when we don’t feel confident.  “Power Posing”  has powerful effects on hormones such as testosterone and cortisol. Holding these power poses actually creates increases in testosterone and lowers cortisol levels in the brain.  Could these minor tweaks in your physiology change your life?  Check out Professor Cuddy’s TED talk and see what she thinks.   Then see what a few tweaks can do for you.

 

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html

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