A simple shift that will boost your confidence
First I’ll explain a little experiment that the Journal of Experimental Psychology recently published.
- Researchers got 2 bunches of participants and they were going to do a job interview.
- They asked one group of participants to spend five minutes writing down about a time they were powerful, from the past.
- The other group had to write down a time where they were not powerful, where they lacked power so they wrote about that for five minutes.
- And the result of the interview: those who wrote about the time when they were powerful, increased their likelihood of being accepted by 81%, they performed 81% better than the ones who said they lacked power. They were more persuasive, they were more conversational, they just came across more persuasive in the interview.
What this means for you
- Next time you’re about to have a meeting or an interview or about to do something where perhaps you are nervous. Even for example public speaking, this is something I do as well. Think of a time when you were powerful when you won when you overcame a challenge and you just excelled.
- Spend 5 minutes writing it down and you will reprogram your body, your mind to think and feel power. See how it shows up for you.
That’s a 5-minute confidence boost that will change the outcome of your meetings