FAKE IT UNTIL YOU BECOME IT: Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com

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Amy Cuddy on TED Talks Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. 

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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are


  • Our bodies change our minds,

  • Our minds change our behaviors

  • Our behaviors change our outcomes

Our mind influences our body and our body reacts to our thoughts by producing hormones such as testosterone and cortisol.

When you are stressed you produce high level of cortisol and your body reacts by trying to protect you, you look like a loser, you avoid eye contact, close your arms, make your body stance smaller.

When you are self-confident, your body produces testosterone and you have low-level of cortisol. You have much more presence, appear charismatic, passionate, confident, authentic, captivating.

Faking being confident  for 2 minutes by adopting a powerful body stance can trick your body to produce more testosterone and less cortisol and you actually LOOK and ARE more confident.

In real life people judge you on your body language in few seconds so in job interview situations for example it pays off to fake it until you become it

Tiny tweaks (2 minutes) can lead to BIG CHANGES

Before an important talk or meeting or job interview, for 2 min configure your brain to feel  confidence by adopting a powerful body posture.

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