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Photographs of Powerful Women Boosts Confidence Levels

Women Leaders Boost Confidence. First Lady Michelle Obama. Gerilyn Hayes, www.gerilynhayes.com
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Women in leadership roles may be able to bolster self-esteem and improve public speaking skills with a single framed photograph of Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama. The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has determined that pictures of famous, powerful female leaders boost confidence levels in women.

In the study, 149 women were shown photographs of well-known leaders prior to giving public speeches. The women were shown photos of either Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel or no photo at all. Observations concluded that women who were shown photographs of female leaders had longer talking times than that of women who were shown a male leader or nothing at all.

The Journal determined:

Empowered behavior also mediated the effects of female role models on women’s self-evaluated performance. In sum, subtle exposures to highly successful female leaders inspired women’s behavior and self-evaluations in stressful leadership tasks.

If a social experiment such as this one can conclude that 149 women are empowered in a single step, what are the possibilities for younger generations of girls and women?

Women Leaders Boost Confidence. Arianna Huffington. Gerilyn Hayes, www.gerilynhayes.com
Source: http://nomfup.wordpress.com

Freelancers Union Contributing Writer Lindsay Van Thorten addressed photographed role models and their presence in the lives of girls. “The study sought to confirm evidence that when girls see women outside of stereotyped roles, they become more likely to pursue those non-traditional roles,” said Van Thorten, “For example, exposing girls to women in STEM careers increases their likelihood of pursuing those roles.”

Does it really work?

To boost your confidence levels in the workplace and leadership task roles, try the follow steps:

  • Hang a framed photograph of a female leader, or role model, in your home office or place of business. For girls and young women, hang pictures of women leaders in common areas of the home such as the dinning room, kitchen or hallways.
  • Read autobiographies, memoirs and web articles written by well-known women in positions of power. Maya Angelou, Arianna Huffington, Ann Richards and Oprah Winfrey have been studied at length, and have books written by and about them.
  • Contributions and innovations made throughout the annals of history have been at the hands and great minds of women. Learn about them and share their stories with younger generations of women via blogs, news articles, books and even your Pinterest account.

Whose photograph will you gain a boost in confidence from? Share your thoughts with me @GerilynWrites. Together we can open up a dialogue for women, by women. I’m sticking with the First Lady Michelle Obama, and will add more female leaders to my social media accounts to help other young women and girls gain the confidence they need to take on leadership tasks.

Photographs of Powerful Women Boosts Confidence Levels

Odd Future: Is There a Pill for Everything?

Great Question posed by Rachel Lynette | Learn more about Gerilyn Hayes at www.gerilynhayes.com
Image source: Rachel Lynette, Minds in Bloom

I would take the red pill to learn every language in the world. I’d still learn how to play instruments. By learning from instructors that speak in their native tongue, I’ve got the best of both worlds! What would you do?

Odd Future: Is There a Pill for Everything?

Use the power of Intention to remain Positive

Milk every moment for all the pleasure you can get from it. When you say, “It is my dominant intent to look for things that feel good today. No matter where I’m going, no matter what I’m doing, no matter who I’m doing it with, it is my dominant intent to look for what I’m wanting to see, to look for things that feel good,” and the more you develop the habit of that kind of vibration—the more the Universe understands that that’s who you are! And so, the more you have access only to those kinds of things!  –Abraham

Power of Intention - Happiness

 

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Deflect Negative Energy through the Power of Intention

If your desire is strong enough, it doesn’t matter what your beliefs are. If you have a desire that is strong enough, that desire will be the dominant vibration, and it will over-ride any other vibration that you have.

—Abraham

In recent years, I have theorized that all things are possible through the power of intention. This idea motivates me to write everyday, treat others with respect and create new, memorable experiences. The following quote was sent to my inbox this morning and further solidified my theory of intention:

“If your desire is strong enough, it doesn’t matter what your beliefs are. If you have a desire that is strong enough, that desire will be the dominant vibration, and it will over-ride any other vibration that you have.”  –Abraham

How have you used the theory of intention to get things done and drive your self-motivation quotient upward and onward?

 

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Work and Play: Beneficial When Blended Together

One of the reasons I work so often and diligently is because I enjoy it. I find joy in my occupations whether I am editing for FashionMingle.net, writing for clients, or selling gifts from my retail store.

I believe in progressive play, where the engaged mind and inner happiness meet.

Do you enjoy your work and hobbies?

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Work and Play: Beneficial When Blended Together

Motivation in one simple step!

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Motivation is best when you’re happy doing what you love. Enjoy writing, My friend!

Motivation in one simple step!