Every time, after running a training I say to people: ‘REMEMBER, nerves are a sign of playing a bigger game’! So get nervous, it’s part of growth. Don’t let a week go by feeling comfortable and most importantly, be AWARE of what you are telling yourself.
Here are a number of clips I highly recommend watching & mentally engaging with:
1. Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk about ‘How Body Language Shapes Who You Are’. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. NOTE: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility.
2. Brené Brown’s Ted Talk on ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ is a must watch too. She studies human connection and poses the question: ‘How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness?’