Week 19-Another Gift

I am so totally blessed!!!  I have received gift after gift after gift from participating in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance.

The latest gift is what I learned from the Amy Cuddy Ted Talk, posted below.

I’ve physically been doing power poses all week, in private.  I’ve also been drawing power poses in my notes during training sessions.  My eyes are continually drawn to them as they too give me that sense of confidence.

And it’s true.  I do feel very confident when I’m doing power poses, and that feeling stays with me as I go into my next activity.

I first used the power poses before my Life Insurance and Segregated Funds government exams on Tuesday morning.  I was posing in the bathroom and I was posing in the hallway before going into the exam room.  I felt great!  Then before starting to write the exam, I reminded myself that my subconscious would bring to memory what I needed to know to succeed on the exams.  Truth be told, I was feeling so confident that I was anticipating 100% on each.

Then I started writing the exams… Let’s just say, I reminded myself a few times to relax, focus on doing my best, and trust “subby” would do it’s job.

Over the next 25 hours of waiting for my results, I wasn’t “feeling” any of the confidence I had going into the exams.  Perhaps it might have helped if I continued to do the power poses?

When I saw my 80% and 87% scores, I was SUPER thankful and totally relieved.  Everyday since, I feel so much gratitude for this success.

It was the first time I’ve ever gone into writing an exam feeling so awesome and totally confident.  Power pose, baby!  It created an incredibly positive mindset!

Well, I’m absolutely sold on power poses.  I find myself doing them a lot more now (still in private).  My confidence is up, and my taking action has increased, and that gives me even more confidence.  Feeling great!!!

Love and Big Hugs,

Monica

3 thoughts on “Week 19-Another Gift”

  1. Monica,
    Congratulation on doing so well on your exam. I have been noticing power poses on TV, and other places. I definitely feel it helps relieve stress. Thanks for the video clip about it. Have a great week. I hope to see you next week on our Tribe zoom.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing the value of the Power Poses for you.
    I’ve only been doing them during my DMP recitations and I realize that it is exactly what I need to do overcome some fears I’m experiencing. thanks.

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