Presence

Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

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Publisher Description

MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD: Learn the simple techniques you'll need to approach your biggest challenges with confidence.  

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret.

By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives.

Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

"Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious — above all, truly powerful." —New York Times Book Review

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2015
December 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Richard Bakare ,

The Mind Body Connection to Presence

I have to admit, I didn’t have high expectations for this one when I first picked it up. It seemed like one more self help book rehashing common sense in new fittings. What I found was that Amy Cuddy managed to cover the intersection of mindfulness, intentionality, and values in one book. While also unlocking how the mind and body connection can empower us through presence.

There is no promised quick fix in this one. You will need a lot of repetitions at aligning your short term actions with your long term values. You will also need to develop a heightened sense of physical and mental awareness for how you carry yourself in key situations. But the small wins will help you build faith in your story. An end state that is exemplified by multiple case studies that Amy Cuddy shares throughout the book.

One of the other key takeaways for me was that you have to learn to be ok with not knowing and focus on your truth. The chapter on Powerlessness is particularly important. It really hits at the need to let go of the outcome and focus on what is in your locus of control. It’s also about shedding the victim and imposter mentalities in exchange for one rooted in a trust in your own abilities.

SidRodFam ,

An open mind opens the heart!

I read this and felt like I was actually in person hearing her at a seminar. Personally, I see this as important research into how we self-discover new things about the mind, body and ultimately our souls. I'm truly happier now with implementing some of the guidance and direction she suggested. It's definitely a must-read for those who think they have the subject figured out.

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