#123: Strike A Pose!

Megan Rapinoe goal scoring stance as seen in The Daily Dot
Megan Rapinoe’s World Cup goal pose is now a meme – as seen in The Daily Dot

Strike the pose and unapologetically say to the world, “Here I am.”


If you didn’t know her before, you know her now. Megan Rapinoe, is the captain of the US Women’s National Soccer Team. She is also that purple haired, top scoring, and charismatic total badass who has recently inspired women around the globe with “the pose.”

If you’ve watched any of the games, you already know about Megan’s pose. 

In this episode Cara takes this new meme a step further to explain why you should practice striking Megan’s pose—every day. When you strike Megan’s pose, when you reach arms out, lift chest high and open your heart like Megan did after scoring a goal, you will unapologetically say to the world,  “Here I am.” 

You will say:

Here I am and I like who I am.
I like who I am in the world, and I’m going to share my opinion.
I’m going to share my uniqueness.
I’m going to share my purple hair.
I am going to celebrate me. 
I am here to shine!

No apologies necessary. 

Strike the pose and you reaffirm your confidence—to yourself—and this changes everything. 

How Your Biology Becomes Your Psychology


Listen to this episode and find out how your physical posture influences how you feel about yourself, what you think, and what you do.

In other words, our biology becomes psychology. 

Make your body support your mind and your life will start to shift. Strike the pose consistently and you’ll start to build confidence. You’ll may actually start believing in yourself!

Day after day take those small courageous steps. Day after day throw your arms out and lift your chin. Day after day shine a little brighter. 

Give it a try. Strike the pose. Let go of what other people may think. (No one is really thinking about us anyway) Step up on your stage—big or small—throw your arms out, lift your chest, lift your chin and look out at the world with that Megan Rapinoe grin. 

Here I am. And I have something to say. 

Even if you are the only one listening, it doesn’t matter. Say it anyway. 

Strike the pose for you—right now—like you just scored the goal to win your own World Cup. 

Warning: Buckle your seatbelt. Practicing the pose will launch your life to a whole new level. 

Mentions and More

Video – The Megan Rapinoe Pose – Megan Rapinoe Drills Amazing Free Kick Goal for USWNT vs France and Has Awesome Celebration
Amy Cuddy Ted Talk (53 million views and counting!)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

– Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

My bookOn The Verge: Wake up, Show up, and Shine

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Cara Bradley - Motivational Speaker and Author

Cara Bradley

Top Motivational Speaker​

Cara Bradley is a former pro skater and currently a world renown motivational speaker. Cara works with busy people just like you to work and play in FLOW so that they can achieve their peak performance.

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