Power Through Posture: Communication, Confidence, and Our Kids

Walk in a room and you've already told people a lot about what they want to know about you.  Fair or unfair, people will make assumptions about your trustworthiness, success level, intelligence, and confidence all before you say a word. But the crazy thing is, we make assumptions about ourselves based on our own posture.  When we stand up straight it can send signals to our brain that we're feeling confident and our brains will respond accordingly.  When we smile, it can tell our brains that we're happy and our brains will actually release "feelgood" chemicals like oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine.  So if you want to be happy all you have to do is smile.  It may not be that simple but it's a good start.  

Posture and confidence can also play a big role with our children.  Not just how they see us, but how they see themselves.  The difference can be drastic between boys and girls as they grow up because they watch society and learn how they are supposed to act and feel.  But don't take my word for it, listen as Amy Cuddy explains how you can use the power of presence to perform at your highest level and help your kids do the same.