In her research at Harvard Business School, Amy Cuddy has found that engaging in certain body postures called “Power Poses” can lead to feelings of confidence and power. That’s because not only does your mind affect your body, but your body also affects your mind, meaning that the way you sit or stand influences your mental and emotional state.
3 Key Points:
1.Engaging in power poses for only two minutes increases your testosterone by 20% while decreasing cortisol (stress hormone) by 25%.
2. Use smiling, the victory pose, and beating your chest like King Kong to quickly get yourself in a peak state.
3. “Don’t fake it till you make it, fake it till you become it.” – Amy Cuddy