I so admire the KTLA news anchors who let cooler heads prevail during last week's St. Patrick's Day earthquake in Los Angeles.
"...despite having done well at your job, you feel like you're a fraud and it's only a matter of time before everyone finds out that you're just an 'impostor' and the house of cards collapses."
I felt like an impostor -- like they'd chosen the wrong person to teach. Surely I wasn't smart enough or qualified enough for this. I should be sitting at a desk, not standing behind the podium.
Panic drives us to do some strange things. It drives us to find a way to escape -- to flee from -- the uncomfortable physical and mental sensations.
Can confident "power postures" convince your mind that you're in charge and in control? According to Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy, they can -- in an easily measurable way.