How Much Do First Impressions Matter?

Dale Carnegie said that there are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: What we do, how we look, what we say and how we say it. Notice that “how we look” comes before “what we say”. What we do gets us to the door, how we look determines if we get in, what we say and how we say it determines if we stay.

Are The People Closest To You Holding You Back The Most?

Who you let into your life and your thoughts might be the biggest decision you ever make. Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. Think about the five people you spend the most time with. Are they all positive influences in your life? What percentage of the day do you think about negative things or people? 20%? 50%? 75%? Imagine you had that time back. What would you have done differently?

How Good Posture Makes You H.A.P.P.I.E.R

Whenever I meet someone and explain to them CORPORE Wear and our mission of improved performance and confidence through postural awareness, immediately they sit up straighter and smile. "Posture" really should be a verb, it moves people to action. Just hearing the word makes people more conscious of their body and makes them H.A.P.P.I.E.R:

20 Quotes To Motivate You To Stop Slouching Now

I love a good quote. Quotes motivate me. A good one even has the power to make me sit up straight when I am slouching. Check out these 20 quotes below and take a quick note of your posture after reading them. I speak two languages, Body and English - Mae West. The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said - Peter F. Drucker. The quickest way to change your emotional state is to change your body language - Tony Robbins.

​Stuck at a computer all day? How´s your Posture?

Working at a computer can be a pain in the back. Quite literally. Even if you exercise and take great care of yourself, it is highly likely that at some time or another, you have experienced the all-too-common side effects that unfortunately come along with working in a sedentary position. The reason why is simple: we were not made to sit at a computer all day. The average person now sits for more than 9 hours a day.

Maximize Your Gym Time, Don´t Destroy It

How you treat your body outside of the gym is of greater or equal importance to the time in it. If you get an hour in the gym or of exercise every day, you have to keep your guard up for the other 23. As we get older our bodies change. We have to change with them. Our habits have to change. Our default setting has to change. Grabbing an apple instead of a cookie needs to become a reflex and not an accomplishment.

How Non-verbal Communication Influences Your Decisions

Have you ever met someone and they said all the right things, but in the back of your head your internal voice was telling you that something was not quite right? How much did that “feeling” influence your opinion of that person? 20%? 50%? Or did you completely write that person off? The “feeling” that was rubbing you the wrong way was their non-verbal communication: their body language, facial expressions, posture, clothing or even how they walked and moved.

20 Completely “Doable” Tips To Make Your Day A Little Brighter

The other day Noah Kagan (CEO at AppSumo) on the “School of Greatness” podcast with Lewis Howes said: "I have never felt worse after running or after leaving the gym”. We all know that eating well, exercising and making time for ourselves makes us feel better. But this little switcharoo from "I feel better after___" to “I have never felt worse after___” trick is so much more actionable for me.

10 Presentation Tips You Do Not Hear Everyday

“According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two? Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” ― Jerry Seinfeld. I feel like Jerry wrote that skit just for me. I grew up with a speech impediment. My only sick days were the days I had to make a presentation.

10 Ways To Get Out Of A Work Rut

Take a second and think about when you came up with your most creative and original ideas or identified and solved a complex problem. Was it hour number 4 of sitting at your desk at work? Or was it when you got out of your own head by getting some exercise or doing something else to separate yourself from the problem? Most likely it was not when you were hunched over your desk staring at the problem. Check out these 10 ideas to help you get out of a rut at work so you can maximise your day and go home smiling.

Confident Posture Is Just A Great Memory Away

If you are not into sports think about leaving the boardroom after crushing a presentation. The “walk-away” from a girl or guy who just said “yes”. Or walking off the stage after giving the performance of your lifetime. Close your eyes and try and re-live that moment. Do you feel the change in your body? This is the posture you are looking for. We have all demonstrated "perfect posture" in the past. Your "Posture Zone" is just a great memory away.

8 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Job

Can you relate to this? Step 1: You meet someone and it is all sunshine and rainbows. Step 2: The passion slows down some, but you would still do anything you can to make this special someone smile. Step 3: The butterflies you once felt on a daily basis fly around less and less. Step 4: What once was new and exciting has turned into routine and "the new normal". Step 5: You sit down and talk about what it would take to make things special again and plan a strategy to bring the passion back. Sound familiar? Now, imagine that this is not your significant other, but your job.

The Power Of Posture Questions

Ryan Holiday calls books that shake his soul “Quake books”. Books so powerful they immediately shift his view of the world. The beauty of books is that they can take on different meanings at different stages of your life. A book that was “meh” 5 years ago has the potential to change your life today. It depends where you are. Books grow as you grow. The same can be said of questions. Ryan Holiday´s “Quake Book” idea combined with asking questions got me thinking about “Quake Questions”. Or as we like to call them here at COPRORE Wear, “Posture Questions”.

Fix Negative Situations By Asking Positive Questions

If you ask questions like “What´s up?” or “How is it going?” there is a 50/50 chance (or higher) the conversation will end up in a battle of trying to “one-up” the last complaint. What do you normally do when someone else is complaining about their boss? Complain about your boss? Me too. Most people do. Not exactly an inspiring conversation. But with one simple switch you can change all of that. Do not give people the chance to complain by simply starting off with positive questions!

Life Lessons From My Dad On “The Camino de Santiago”

This story from my dad demonstrates so many aspects about what makes a productive life. It shows the power of putting yourself out there. It shows that it is never too late. It shows that you, and only you, create your life. People have amazing stories. The story above is motivating in itself, but it never would have happened if my dad did not go after his dreams and take the time to learn about the people who were going after their own.