Always have a purpose and show authority!
If you follow the first sentence, you will go far in life. Question, do you walk with your eyes down or do you pay attention to what’s in front of you. I know it’s a silly question, but, I want you to really put some thought into this. It is said that the eyes are the window to your soul. I want you to take this literally and not just in passing. Here’s another question, when you have a conversation with someone, are you looking at their eyes? You can tell a lot about a person from their body language, whether you know you are doing so or not. There are many people that don’t get the job they are seeking or a promotion within the company they are already working for just because their body language was wrong.
The number one thing people notice about your body language is in your eyes. I’m feeling some skepticism from some of you. “This Billy guy is off his rocker”! It’s okay, you can think what you want, but I know I’m right about this. Here’s an example. If you see someone walking past, and they are walking slumped over, then you would automatically think that person is either very sad or has low self-esteem. Now, without thinking of how slumped over they are, think of their eyes. Where are their eyes looking? That’s right, they are looking towards the ground. Now try this, I want you to walk slumped over and look forward at the same time. It’s hard to do, right?
Everything in body language starts with the eyes. Stand straight, look forward and people will think, hey that person is walking with authority and very confident in themselves. Think of the picture above. We all think of the Lion as King of the jungle. The lion walks with authority. In the picture, the lion is getting a drink of water, but look at his eyes. He is still looking up and showing authority! I hope this small idea becomes a big idea for you. Remember, we are all in this together!