Today’s entry from the You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job book is a bit of advice. There’s no author cited but it sounds good so I’m sharing it here:
“Before your next big meeting or job interview, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and put your hands on your hips. A 2012 study by the Harvard Business School found that striking a high-power pose like this increases testosterone and lowers stress, leading to better performance.”
Just don’t let your cape trip the interviewer!
Side note: This works almost as well when you’re returning to work after a week-long, unexpected and sad absence. I just call it “putting on your big girl panties” and getting on with life. My mother-in-law would agree.