Monday, December 1, 2014

Daily Inspiration 12-1-14

"Don't fake it 'til you make it. 
Fake it 'til you become it." 

-- Amy Cuddy 

About two years ago, Amy Cuddy did a wonderful TED talk on the subject of Empowerment Through Body Language. The original talk was 21 minutes long and certainly worth watching; however, I found a shorter version that is only 6 minutes covering the essence of the talk.

I am a huge fan of the concept of acting as if. Act as if I am in that position, etc. It is a legitimate path to success, and often a shorter one to boot. I have faked things so many times and firmly believe her quote about faking it until I become it.

The more interesting aspect of the video is the power stance theory. Well, it's not a theory anymore. She has proven that it is real and it is effective. Tony Robbins has been teaching a version of this for a very long time. I hope you enjoy the video and the excellent message it contains.

Amy Cuddy Short TED Video - Empowering through Body Language 
Top Tips on Essential Assertiveness 
Here's a link to the original 21-minute talk:

It's More Than Attitude, But There Certainly Is Some Of That. 

Spread Some Joy Today--by leaving your insensitivity at home. Don't worry. Be happy.

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