Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - February 1, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - February 1, 2018

Hey there!  Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday.  Can you believe this is the first day of February?  Where did January go?!?

I've been busy this week helping coordinate a leadership program.  Weeks like this are truly one of my favorite things.  The presenters are so smart and share ideas and philosophies that are great learning for not only work, but life in general.  Even though the days are long, I always walk away feeling more empowered and energized to live life to the fullest.

One of the lessons that truly resonated with me this week was a message on how body language can change how we feel.  Don't we all want to feel more powerful, more confident?  And what if you could start feeling this way in just two minutes!

Harvard professor and social psychologist Amy Cuddy has some very thought-provoking statistics on how body language can help shape who you are.  Amy's story is pretty remarkable.  She was involved in a horrible car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.  This lady has fought back and has wisdom we should all think about in our daily lives.  As a matter of fact, that's what I'm thinking out loud about today.
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Have you seen the 2012 TED talk Amy delivered on how your body language can shape who you are?  Grab a drink, sit back and take a peek.  Even if you have seen it before, it's worth a second view.  It is well worth the 20 minutes.

It's amazing to me how a simple stance can change how you feel!  Such an easy thing can make a huge impact in our lives.

Amy's book, Presence, just released in paperback yesterday.  If you would like hear more about what Amy has to say on this topic, click HERE to pick up your copy.

I'm ready to start living a more self-confident life!  How about you?

So what's on your mind today?  Link up below and share your thoughts.  I'd love to hear from you!

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! I hope your February is off to a great start!

  2. Thanks Penney. Have a blessed week.

  3. I will have to listen to this talk----it's always so interesting how certain things affect us!!

  4. Oh, I've seen her book around! It's fascinating how body language can change how you feel.


  5. My daughter actually did a speech team piece that used some of this last year and it has led her down a path of thinking that she wants to study psychology! I am so thankful because she's 17 and it's the first thing she has hit upon that she thinks she might actually want to pursue.

  6. Very interesting and very true. Thanks for this. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Thursday.

  7. Such a great positive post! I needed to read this today. Thanks Penny!

  8. I love this! It's so cool how such a little thing can make such a huge difference. I'd love to read this book.

  9. I have never heard of her before but I am adding this book and TEDtalk to my list of things to get on right now. Thanks for sharing this!