Last week I ran an event focused purely on growing your confidence.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing these as having tools in your back pocket to boost your confidence when you need it most, or improve your mindset in the moment is probably the BEST thing you can have in your personal development tool box.
There we were, doing our thing, when the topic of the Power Pose came up (if you don’t know what this is watch this TED talk, it’s a good one) and the person was nervous about giving it a try…even on their own.
You see the benefits of doing a Power Pose are that they discovered a link between doing the power pose, and an increase in testosterone and a decrease in cortisol (which is the stress hormone) and an increased feeling of being powerful.
So, without even thinking about it I invited the whole room to join me for 2 minutes and stand like wonder woman (hands on hips, head in the air…the whole deal)
I set the timer on my phone and we were off…and here’s what happened!!
The first 30 seconds felt like a life time. People were fidgeting. Looking embarrassed struggling to find their place…
Then all of a sudden the room fell into a quiet state of calm and the energy shifted and everyone just embraced it.
After the full 2 minutes I asked everyone how they felt and they said ‘Amazing’
Now, I have no idea whether there were any changes to hormones but in that moment we felt great…and all it took was 2 minutes to stand (30 seconds to feel a bit silly and 1.5 minutes to go with it) and you’ve got something you can use in the moment when you need it.
It all starts with you!!