I have friends who used to be fat guys who still feel huge even though they have a single digit body fat percentage.If you feel out of place in a situation, everybody around you probably does too.Here’s how you can get started: If you have trouble pulling your shoulder blades back, try doing two back exercises (say, lat pull downs and dumbbell rows) for every one chest exercise in your workout.
Pretty soon, you’ll develop the reputation of “that creepy guy in the corner who smells like cheese.” Now, if you don’t smell like cheese, you’re already halfway home! Look up, smile, and open your eyes at the same time. Starting right now, you’re going to be the person that doesn’t look away.If you’ve always been shy, the first few times doing this will be absolutely nerve-wracking – power through it.Once you start to be the non-flincher consistently, you’ll quickly learn that everybody else is nervous as hell too and will quickly look away given enough time.Today I’m going to teach how you to appear more confident. Because confidence is one of the most important skills in life that you can acquire (other than learning to use the Force, obviously).Now, I’m not teaching you this stuff just so you can become some sleazy pickup artist.Nerds usually get the short end of the stick in the “naturally confident” department, but that doesn’t mean we can’t acquire it like a new skill, Matrix-style!If you’ve started losing weight, I’m sure part of you still feels like the old you, even if you’ve changed physically – it’s time to take pride in yourself and truly be comfortable in your own skin.If you have to lean forward even slightly, you’re doing it wrong.Sit straight up like you’re always ready to stand without having to lean forward.About thirty seconds into my presentation – which I thought was going well – I noticed my friend Deepa in the back of the room frantically waiving her arms at me, mouthing “SLOOOWWW DOWNNNN.” I quickly readjusted my speech, talked WAY slower than I thought I needed to, and took longer breaths between sentences.She later told me that she couldn’t understand the beginning at all but the rest of it came out perfectly.