*Below is an excerpt from the “Command Presence” whitepaper – a free bonus with purchase of the First Strike program I mentioned in yesterday’s email: https://bit.ly/firststrike61220
Although most people don’t realize it, posture also provides a way to instantly improve the body by 15 percent or more.
Forget all those hyped diets or exotic supplements or secret training routines, posture is the quickest way to change the body.
The confident person seems to know this. He or she has almost perfect posture. In fact the stronger the confidence in a person, the stouter their posture seems to be.
And the opposite is obvious as well. Have you seen the people who are slumped over all the time? It conveys a message of weakness and fragility. It may or may not be true individually, but that is the picture that gets painted right up front.
Now go too far on the posture front and you end up looking like a cartoon character, and somewhat foolish. You look like a balloon ready to be popped. So you want to have a strong posture, but you don’t want to over-exaggerate it.
A big part of excellent posture comes simply. Get your chest up and your shoulders back instead of slumped.
A mirror helps a lot, particularly if you can see yourself from several angles.
Another way to simply recognize how far you have to go is to stand with your back against the wall, chin up, and put a book on your head. Step out and keep your body upright enough to keep the book where it is.
It will take some practice if you have had poor posture or haven’t built up strong posture habitually, but it is a habit you can change and the sooner the better.
COMMAND PRESENCE POSTURE CHECKLIST
— Head up, shoulders back and your neck should be touching the back collar of your shirt
— Your feet should be shoulder width or slightly wider apart
— Stay relaxed, if you look stiff and tense it becomes apparent
— Hold your head high and chin level
— Stand firm, don’t sway
— Arms are never crossed and your hands are not in your pockets
Again, today’s article was an excerpt from the “Command Presence” whitepaper.
It talks about five factors (posture is one of them) that you can learn and develop to improve your “Command Presence” and how you present yourself to the world. It is a free bonus with purchase of the First Strike program I mentioned in yesterday’s email. I highly recommend that you check it out at the link below:
And here’s to your continued success!