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Fake It Until You Become It!

Your body language shapes you and demonstrates who YOU are. It affects how others see you and perceive you.

You can shape your own life, your own image, your own perception. The way you stand, the way you place your arms, the way you stare… you shape how others see you and most importantly, how you see yourself!

In primal situations in your life, such as a job interview, it is actually important how others see you; your image and your actions will determine how others see you fit for the job.

Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist,  reveals how you can shape yourself. Fact is, not all of us are confident, not all of us can demonstrate confidence, but you can “fake it until you become it”. So how about you try to act the part, until you become the part.

Remember, body language is very transparent. If you walk into a room with your head down, it will transpire into your actions and others’ reactions. First impressions are vital and can affect how you are perceived and affect your chances in life.

Nonetheless, if you are not a confident person, there is always hope for you to become one. You can influence how others see you and how you see yourself, you just need to try something new. Amy Cuddy shares how our body language can change other people’s perceptions, and perhaps even our own body chemistry, through her secret of changing  body positions.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.

I strongly recommend that you watch her TED Talk and learn something today that may change your life and your future opportunities: