When I was small, I have been taught to sit straight in the class, taught that handshake should be firm , When toasting drinks look into the eyes of your friends, and while working sit in a perfect posture. Believe it or not, your Body language have a great reflection on your personality, and your state of mind. For example, many of you must be reading this article while sitting in a relaxed position, or lying on your couch or bed, or many of you are in attentive mode and reading it carefully. Depending upon how you are sitting, also demonstrate your attention level to what you are doing.
Think about time when you hang out with your friends or business colleagues, and notice what’s their body posture when they talk to you. Where their eye contacts are, and are they restless in any form ( playing with their fingers, moving their legs, looking around), and this clearly shows how attentive they are in the conversation. This doesn’t shows the level of interest, but also helps you to create a mindset about the person. Your body-language is the first form of non verbal communication and understanding the psychology of body-language you can not only become a better person, but you will incline yourself more towards success.
Here is a TED presentation by Amy Cuddy, who is a Social psychologist. This video made me improve my posture at every level (When I’m alone or when I’m with other people), and I could relate the change inside me, and people towards me after improving my body-language. Watch this 21 minute video, and in next 21 minute you will have a refreshing
- Your body language reflects your power and confidence.
- Fake it till your make it.
- Our body change our mind.
- Your high power poses will determine your chances of succeeding.
Another great takeaway of this video which starts after 16.00 minute is “Fake it till you make it”. Many of us are accidental entrepreneur, and we often battling with this question of “Do we deserve it” and despite of doing it, we always consistently asking this question. This part of video answers that dilemma.
If you are one of those who are looking to implement simple life hacks to improve your life, and improve productivity, this video is for you. Do remember, it will take time to form a habit, so Fake it till you make it.