Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Virgil was right. “They are able who think they
able.” Amy Cuddy would agree 100%.
She would add that in order to “think you are able”, start by standing up straight.
It isn’t hard to understand how the food we eat every day influences our health and the clarity of our thinking, among other things. It is not, however, immediately obvious that something as simple as our posture can impact our self-efficacy and the ideas that others may hold about our self-efficacy. Whether we are alone or in a group, whether we are on a stage or vacuuming our family room, our body language is always instructing us, sending information to our very core beliefs about our presence in this world. Wow. The studies detailed throughout are cheerfully offered up and I have to say, her predisposition for positivity comes through on every page. This book is informative - it is filled with simple advice, all of which is cost-free to implement, and all of which has an immediate positive impact on your state of being.
If you read it, you are going to love Amy Cuddy’s style and you will be blown away by the content of her research.
So, tap in to your inner-Wonder Woman or Superman. Strike a powerful, heroic pose for a few minutes each day. You might feel a little foolish and the dog might tilt his head at your odd behavior, but you will feel the difference immediately!
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