This is an excellent Ted Talk about the power of body language. My German teacher in high school would continuously admonish us to “Fake it ’til you make it!” Amy Cuddy goes one step further, and suggests that we fake it until we become it. That after awhile, we won’t be faking it anymore–we will be it.
Since attending Branding Boot Camp at school, I’ve been thinking about personal branding. And I think it’s absolutely a two way street:
You want to project the best parts of who you are. Meanwhile, the parts that you project will grow.
So brand it ’til you become it! And watch this Ted Talk. It’s great.