That led me to think about sales training I have attended in the past or maybe it was an article I read somewhere that talked about how people at call centers are advised to have a mirror in their cubicle so that they can make sure that they are smiling before they pick up the phone.
But how can that be? What about a fake smile? It shouldn’t have the same impact – should it?
That led me to think about how changing your body language changes the way others interpret what you are saying with your words – interesting I thought. I see this from a whole new perspective now with my knowing of the Law of Attraction. Try slumping into your chair and thinking about something you think wouldn’t touch because you think it’s disgusting – for me that would be a cockroach. Focusing on that takes me down the emotional scale in a nose dive.
I thought it might be interesting to run a little Law of Attraction based experiment of my own to clarify. This experiment involved my unsuspecting friend Carol. I closed my eyes and imagined cockroaches all over my kitchen floor. As I felt nausea build up inside me, I slumped into my sofa and called her. When she picked up the phone she immediately knew there was something off with me – she couldn’t see me but she felt it and asked me what was wrong. I told her I had just seen some cockroaches and was feeling creeped out. She understood. I felt like I wanted to curl into a ball and disappear into the sofa. Obviously this was taking me down the emotional scale. Next, I kept thinking about the cockroaches but put a smile on. Guess what, soon as I put that smile on, I could not think about cockroaches anymore, and I didn’t feel like slumping either – I started feeling better. I noticed that just sitting up straight felt energizing, and slumping felt like energy slowing down. Carol noticed the change in my tone of voice and asked me what was going on. “Nothing” I said “I just shifted how I was sitting and it made me feel better”.
Of course, Law of Attraction brings us more of whatever we focus on, so my next thought was about the Superman pose and how I had read in a psychology text book that adopting the Superman pose boosts self-confidence. Which means that adopting the Superman pose makes us feel better and therefore takes us up the emotional scale by a notch or two or more. Interesting eh? So I stood up and tried it out. I felt a shift in my vibration. Then I dropped my shoulders and slouched back into the sofa – and immediately felt a slow down in energy.
Next time you feel like you need to go up the emotional scale try deliberately changing your body language or doing some form of aerobic exercise or just stand in the Superman pose and see how quickly you start feeling better. Combine that with a bit of positive thinking and off you go up the emotional scale!
Smile and the world smiles with you – cry and you cry alone. So true. When we smile we feel better and the world reflects it back to us. But when we cry, we go down the emotional scale, and there is no reason for anyone one else to follow us into the depths of despair, is there?
Did you find this analysis interesting or useful? Leave me a comment to let me know.
Much love and appreciation,
1/27/2019 11:29:36 pm
I know it to be true that you can hear a smile over the phone. I was sent for training for a new job. It was a training/positive thinking seminar. They told us to smile on the phone when you were talking with a particularly unhappy customer. It worked, I had very few problems with unhappy customers.
1/28/2019 05:53:35 am
I have heard of this before, and have tried it, and I do feel it works. But, in the story I heard, it was the "Wonder Woman" pose, which I prefer ;)
1/28/2019 01:34:33 pm
This is a wonderful post! As I was reading it I thought of all the time I stand while walking my dog - while she sniffs and explores - and I'm going to experiment with taking the Superman pose while I am waiting for her. So, instead of feeling impatient, I will feel energized! Thank you Zehra!
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