Fake It (and Make It)

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Reader Comments (20) inspiring! Thanks for posting this, Mrs. G.! :)

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelena

Awesome, I am so going to do this at my next client meeting. Or just a time or two during my day.

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Yes, wow! This really hit home--since losing my job I know I have also lost my power and my edge. I'm all crumpled and weak, and it shows in the mirror. I can hardly recognize myself. Tasks that once looked challenging and possible have become overwhelming. Apparently I need to add some Wonder Woman into the mix, like yesterday! And welcome back, Mrs G!

Love it!

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkate in MI

This is great--thanks for sharing!

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteraphrodite

Calling all derfs who are facing job interviews: let's do this!

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren (formerly kcinnova)

Love it!!! Thanks for finding and posting!

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

This is so interesting. Wish I had known this 40 years ago. Nearing the end of my work life (three years and three months to go) it probably won't help me professionally but I'm going to try it in other situations where I feel nervous or insecure.

Have missed you too, Mrs. G. You are such a gift.

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

whoa that's powerful. big shrinker here, much food for thought and thanks for sharing!

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbethany

my pose is one of frustration as the internet has taken leave on me again and I did not get to finish.
What should the pose between us and machine be, and should it include throwing shoes?

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeredith@whynot

Thank you Mrs. G! Awesome!

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLala

That was awesome Mrs. G. Glad you are back!

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKay

I had a hard time taking anything she said seriously because she had her left eye totally covered by her bangs! What does that say abut her? I thought, okay she doesn't really believe all of this because she won't look me squarely in the eye! I just wanted to pull her hair back off of her face. I wonder what that says about me?

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterALBUG

Yeah, ALBUG! And wipe off the lip gloss for her--she seemed so nervous about smudging it. The nose breathing distracted me, too, but I'm all about audio distractions these days. ("Quiet down, everyone!" is what's going through my head all the time!) She's got some powerful wisdom here. I started holding a pencil between my teeth while I watched!

I was considering the idea of cortisol response to situations where one can't read the another person's face, or the other person is keeping their face blank on purpose. Maybe this is because I've got Asperger's Syndrome in the family, and I wonder about whether there's a relation between the absence of social skills, anxiety and cortisol, and lack of impulse control. Hmmmm . . .

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMadtown Tanya

Back to the post below, if I may: 94 comments so far, you were missed and you are loved :)

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary Rith

Wow - Nancy hit it right on the head. You ARE a gift Heather. So happy to have you back. xxoo

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermartha.30004

Oh my goodness---Albug and Tanya!!! I was so distracted by the hair and the lip smacking noises that I had to quit listening for awhile. What DOES that say about us?? nice to have you back Mrs G.

December 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngAK

I wish I had time left in the semester to have my students watch this. I think a lot of this I have been doing much of my adult life. I still live in "fear" that somehow, I will be found to be my job, with my children, with something. People often tell me I have such a positive outlook and that I am so supportive. Funny, I don't always feel that way inside. But I do believe the way you dress impacts the way you feel about yourself. For me, getting dressed and putting on heels, even when they aren't very high, makes me feel powerful. I walk differently, kind of with a purpose. It changes my whole attitude, inside and out. I wonder if anyone ever studied this?

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed that!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfluffy

That was great! Now I need to practice power poses!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStarshine

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