The successful have a way of approaching success non-verbally. They exude confidence and impress on others not just in words, but also in the way they use their body language. Our body language accounts for 93% of the communication we make. Even as you control your body, you should make sure you can control it to make a dramatic effect on how you think, feel and perform. This should have a strong impression on your esteem and how people perceive your presence.
Here are 10 body languages that path your way to success.
1. Cross your arms.
Persistence and perseverance is a trait that most successful people possess. By crossing your arms, you show resilience and the desire to stick to the problem and find a solution. Folding your arms against your torso will entrust you to finishing a task and finding solutions along the way.
2. Stand tall.
The superman pose of standing tall with your hands on your hip offers you confidence and signals purpose and energy. In situations where you know you will be intimidated and be pushed to nervousness you can try the superman pose to put you in control. The superman pose may not be ideal in certain situations, but it benefits you to take up space and take advantage of the room.
3. Steeple your fingers.
Allow your fingertips to meet your other fingertips to signal authority and power. Successful people like Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump practice this body gesture.
4. Hold your chin.
Holding your chin is done by successful people like Hilary Clinton and Steve Jobs. It sorts of put them in a situation where they are full of answers and solutions rather than beaten and unaware. Holding your chin is more of a thinking position rather than a puzzled one.
5. Tense your muscles.
Tense or release the pain in the muscles to reduce the tension in your body. By flexing your muscles you can be more focused even when you hear negative information. Also flexing can increase your defiance against enticing food.
6. Open your arms at belly level.
The pose of opening your arm at belly level signals that you are willing to expose your front and open your arms to win trust. Opening your arm shows that there is no predator in the room and you are ready to accommodate the other person. You also stand out and become significant in the room because you are noticed with this pose.
7. Lean towards the other person.
Leaning towards the other person is a signal of empathy, warmth and likeability. Lean towards the other person in a pose and maintain good eye contact to generate openness and affection that you do understand whatever they are going through. This is a leadership position of compassion and understanding.
8. Lie down.
Successful people use lying down to improve their creative juices. Lying down on flat on your back opens your mind to possibilities and improves your skill of thinking creatively.
9. Tilting your head slightly.
When you tilt your head forward you show that you are humble and respectful. It shows you are honored by the other person and you are not concerned about a difference in status between you and the other person. This pose is a gesture that you are signaled to welcome and you’re happy to meet someone, even when you have not met the person. It makes the person relaxed and less defensive.
10. The confrontational pose.
Standing face-to-face in a confrontation pose tends to reduce conflict and manage tensions. Standing at an angle means you are not willing to back away and stand down. Successful people do this when the other person may feel challenged and want to confront them. However, taking such pose relaxes the tension and makes the other person seem less of an adversary.
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