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In Naked Leader weekly – 2 weeks ago, I told Lola’s story. Click here if you missed it.
Lola uses a technique – Anchoring – which I promised to share with you this week.
How to be confident anytime and anywhere
Start by touching the thumb and first finger of either hand together.
Close your eyes (after you have read this!) – Imagine a place where you always feel relaxed, confident, and happy.
Go there in your mind – see what you see, hear what you hear and feel what you feel.
Waves of relaxation, calm and confidence will wash over you, around you and through you.
When this happens, please be aware of your thumb and finger of squeezing together.
Then, sit still for a couple of minutes, with your thumb and first finger connected.
OK – please do that and then return to the now.
Hi – please now separate your thumb and finger.
Now you have a technique to feel confident, relaxed and calm anytime and anywhere.
It is personal, portable and totally private.
This is a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) technique – called Anchoring, and used by many people – including Oprah Winfrey, Lily Allen, Jimmy Carr, and Robbie Williams before going on stage to quell his nerves. Successful athletes and sports people use it all the time.
If you‘re wondering if this works I’m sure you can think of anchors you already have. You may already be using it without knowing it has a formal label – many women say applying lipstick gives them confidence, and a study recently cited that women applying make-up before taking a test achieved up to 20% higher marks.
Harness this powerful technique to empower you with positive emotions – you can use it for confidence – imagining a time you felt amazingly confident and what you were doing, thinking, feeling, and how everyone around you were reacting. You can choose your own physical symbol like standing taller, or punching the air
You can anchor yourself to a mountain, so why not anchor yourself to some positivity?
With my love and best wishes to you all.