Are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go beyond enemy lines in the line of duty for queen and country?
Ok, ok I know I’m getting carried away – how about completing another confidence building exercise instead?!
Success leaves clues wherever it goes…
In order to get the desired confidence levels that you are after it pays to be a copycat!
Another word for this is modelling.
By observing and modelling successful behaviour, in this case people with high levels of confidence, you can pick up little golden nuggets of tips, techniques and the strategies that they use.
By observing how they walk, talk and act you too can take what they do, put it into your own life and get the same results.
Don’t believe me?
Try this exercise out over the next couple of days and see how you feel!
Your mission…if you choose to accept it…….
Over the next 3 days I want you to observe other people – pretend that you are undercover! However, no newspapers with two eye-holes cut out are allowed!
I want you to observe all types of people –
- confident people,
- shy people,
- outgoing people,
- people talking,
- people being quiet,
- how people interact with each other.
- Observe people who know one another,
- people who are strangers,
- Look closely at what they say and do.
- How are they moving their body?
- What do they do with their head?
- How do they speak?
- How do others react to them?
- Would you like to talk to this person?
- Are they smiling and laughing?
- Would you like to be this person?
Write down 5 behaviours or things that you have observed over the past 3 days that make you say :
“I want to be like that!”
For your next mission, if you should choose to accept it…….
For the following 2 days, I want you to take just 1 of the 5 behaviours/things that you have written down and I want you to act that way for the duration of those 2 days.
Pretend that you have been given an assignment (because you have!) to just act like that for 2 days.
That’s it, no longer, no less.
Pretend it’s a game.
After the 2 days you will soon discover the magic of modelling behaviours.
Then you’ll move onto the next behaviour and the next and the..
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