Michelle Johnson is an Team BeautyFit® Athlete, IFBB Bikini Pro, ISSA Specialist in Performance Nutrition, and Fitness Trainer who is recognized as a national level fitness authority, figure model, speaker and writer.
Her innovative workout programs have been implemented into some of the nation's leading health and fitness organizations. Her articles have been published by many leading industry magazines. She is an industry speaker on topics including weight management, wellness and group fitness.
All of her online services are available worldwide and some are managed in person.
Exhibiting A Presence
We have all known women who walk in a room whose energy makes a statement. Often, this person is not a celebrity, but just knows how to carry herself in a way that people sense she has to be someone special. There is something radiant, confident and mysterious that intrigues others. When a woman is in tune with her heart and has bonded with her own soul, she exhibits a presence that is different than others. Inner power gives you an influence over situations and people. It is not inauthentic, but an energetic state of being that exudes an inner spiritual awareness. There is mastery in this. This is more than just about a pretty face, body or wardrobe. This is the type of woman that can wear anything and is seen as beautiful. She can have the same impact with make up and without. When a woman is truly confident, her eyes penetrate all those she comes in contact with. Her eyes are like a lasso that draws you in. The eyes we know are the "windows of the soul". There is something about her soul you will yearn to know!
To shift your personal confidence and apply it to your life or a sport/exercise program, you will have to learn to begin by practicing this energetic technique. You can also reach a more dynamic plane and playing field by simply embodying some confident woman characteristics; I will define for you below:
- Always give everyone in a room who looks at you direct contact.
- Never play small, present yourself to others with pride and elegance.
- Always smile genuinely and think genuine thoughts when looking at or engaging in conversation with others.
- Be a person who puts others at ease, by not appearing arrogant or too full of yourself. First impressions are lasting impressions.
- Move with grace & ease as you walk with deliberate steps.
When you are in tune with your essence, which is your purpose or your heart, others feel they can trust you. You don't have to try so hard, but you will move more gracefully through a room when your own agenda is clean. You can never control what others will say or feel about you. They may be intimidated by your powerful presence. Rather than make them more uncomfortable, you can kill them with kindness or a genuine smile. It is an easy way to diffuse gossip and insecurity. If you do things in life with integrity you will win friends and influence people the right way vs. the other way around. You will secure your impression, versus someone who is not in their power and belittles other to make themselves feel more secure. People like this get ugly quickly and tend to lose the trust of others. No one wants to be around those who carry a lot of insecure negative energy and act like energy vampires trying to suck you in to their negative world. We are naturally attracted to positive people. They illuminate our lives!
It is important that in every situation, you are truly being yourself rather than acting. However, if being yourself is being negative, this is not the point. You have to do some soul searching to clear this energy in order to truly be authentic with the feeling of all is well about yourself and your life. If you are acting, than a great practice is to step outside of yourself and consider how others will perceive you. Would you volunteer to surround yourself with someone like you? Take an honest look at how you speak of others, who is the target of your gossip, who makes you shrivel and feel less than who you are? You have to identify how you go into negative mode in order to correct it and begin to shift your perspective.
This is a great practice in life whenever you are going into a situation that is unfamiliar or you find people are not appreciating things about you. There has to be meditative listening. You have to be willing to be nonreactive, but listen to what people are communicating to you that is not so pleasant. It's good to use visualization to imagine the situation ahead of time and embody them, to do your introspective work and come up to the surface fully breathing new energy. You are really in a crisis if other people keep pushing you up to the surface only for you not to really get why they are forcing you to try and change your ways.
No matter what situation you are going into when it is uncharted territory for you, it is good to fully tap into your senses. Embody the experience before it happens. This will actually help you feel more confident when the time approaches and it then won't feel so unfamiliar. If you compete on stage, you can imagine others looking at you, the judges faces and understand if you were a judge, what would you want from the person on stage. Demonstrate that in privacy so you can then display it in the actual moment. You have to understand perception and that when you are being perceived a certain way, it's because you have communicated something about your presence.
It's always good to seek the help of others to build your confidence. A Coach, A Therapist or a Mentor can help you understand some ways you may be communicating that are not effective for you or could be shifted. If you are single, you will find this very helpful when relating to the dating world. If you are married, this may help you understand the role you play in the friction you may feel in your marriage. This is a vital part of who we are. Our presence impacts everyone around us and magnetizes and repels things in our life.
The people closest to you may have a great assessment to give you of how you may appear to others, but you must be willing to accept constructive criticism You have to be willing to take a risk and allow some judgments to come in. If you are not comfortable with judgment you will never be in your power. A person truly in their power does not waiver or feel less than, but actually thrives on the opinions of others. This makes them better, wiser and stronger. Being in your power and having a powerful presence comes from being comfortable with who you are and understanding your truth. When your confidence is soaring, you will know it because you will magically feel as though you are floating through your life and you will leave without fear or reservation about who you are and what you stand for. Stand up, stand tall knowing you were never meant to be small.
The people closest to you may have a great assessment to give you of how you may appear to others, but you must be willing to accept constructive criticism You have to be willing to take a risk and allow some judgements to come in. If you are not comfortable with judgement you will never be in your power. A person truly in their power does not waiver or feel less than, but actually thrives on the opinions of others. This makes them better, wiser and stronger. Being in your power and having a powerful presence comes from being comfortable with who you are and understanding your truth. When your confidence is soaring, you will know it because you will magically feel as though you are floating through your life and you will leave without fear or reservation about who you are and what you stand for. Stand up, stand tall knowing you were never meant to be small...