Welcome to the very first installment of the Summer Series, bombshell!
Today, I’m kicking off a new feature here on the blog showcasing videos that I love and why I love them so. I hope that the stories shared will inspire action within you, as they undoubtedly have for me.
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“Tiny changes can lead to dramatic outcomes.” – Amy Cuddy
I love this. I know this! I’m proof of it.
When I saw this TED Talk by Amy Cuddy about how changing your posture for just two minutes can profoundly impact your life, I was hooked.
I immediately Googled her name and found this interview where she discusses her teaching position at Colombia’s Graduate School of Business, and how she actively encourages women M.B.A. students to stop crossing their legs and minimizing the space they take up. And you know what? I instantly sat up and made a conscious choice to be BIGGER in that small, quiet moment.
I want you to be bigger, too. Bigger in your message. Bigger in your ability to connect. Bigger in your belief. Take up as much space as you can!
Our bodies and minds are powerful, interconnected tools. They are vehicles for change. If changing the way you stand and holding a pose for two minutes each day can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain and change your perception of yourself, just imagine the impact it has everyone else’s perception of you.
So get excited! It’s time to carve out space for your message. And if you’ve done that, it’s time to make that messaging space even bigger, bombshell. All it takes is something small to create something big.
- Will you stand up straighter?
- Unfold in your chair?
- Walk into a room like you own it?
Tell me! I want to know: what’s one tiny thing that you could do right this second to make your impact bigger and brighter? Dish in the comments below!