There are two primary ways to feel confidence. The first way is to become so good at a particular skill that you can’t help but feel confident. For example, you probably feel confident while tying your shoes or driving a car. Yet, because you haven’t done much public speaking, you probably don’t feel confident talking to large groups of people. Of course, if you spend enough time practicing, you might feel self-assured speaking to groups, but even then there’s no guarantee. Besides, you may not have the time to get good at a skill before you’re faced with needing to use it. Is it possible to feel confident even when you’re a novice or new to a situation? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Confidence is a feeling you can learn to tap into whenever you desire simply by controlling what you think and how you use your body. Through the methods of Power Songs and Power Moves, you can learn to feel self-assured whenever you need to.
o overcome my nagging fear and self-doubt, I learned that I could sing certain songs in my head that would temporarily bolster my confidence. Before asking a woman out on a date, or presenting a talk in front of a group, I would silently sing the refrain from specific songs. I noticed that it took my mind off my fear, and instead made me feel the “energy” of the song that was “playing” in my head. For instance, if I was about to ask a woman out, I might hear the refrain, “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah!” Imagining the Beatles in full stereophonic sound inside my head had the effect of making me feel I couldn’t lose.
To experience the greatest effect from Power Songs and Power Moves, you need to come up with specific things that work for you. First, begin by thinking of a couple of songs that get you all fired up. All you need is a single line from a favorite song that’s easy to remember.
Once you have the right song lined up, practice different ways of moving your body so that a feeling of energy is created. Besides Power-Walking, you can practice Power-Sitting by imagining how you’d feel if you were just told you won the lottery. Through trial and error I discovered that when I take a deep breath, make a fist out of my right hand, sit up straight, put a look of determination on my face, and sing a Power Song, I begin to feel like I can do anything. Even if I’m about to encounter an overwhelming situation, I can easily tap into the wellspring of power within by using these methods. In fact, you might try that for yourself right now. If you do, you’ll notice that in ten seconds, you’ll feel totally different.