In this video, Nikki Owen, who has devoted over 25 years to studying and researching charisma, shares her top 3 nuggets to enable you to become even more charismatic.

Charisma is an authentic power that captivates the hearts and minds of others. So, to put it in another way, when you are being totally true to who you really are inside, then you shine in your own authentic way. According to Harvard business review, charismatic leaders are 68% more effective. I’ve devoted over 25 years to studying and researching charisma and I’d like to share with you my top three nuggets that will enable you to become even more charismatic.

My first nugget is for you to meditate on a daily basis. When we get caught up in the monkey chatter inside our minds, we lose connection with our authentic, core self. So, when we meditate, we reconnect to who we truly are inside and it enables us to be more genuine, be more authentic and actually to feel more in flow in every aspect of our life.

My second nugget is for you to be mindful of the thoughts that you’re thinking on a regular daily basis. Rubbish in – Rubbish out. It’s amazing the impact that every thought has on your emotions and how your emotions determine whether your energy and your presence expands or withdraws. When people, particularly leaders have large energy fields, they instantly become more compelling.

My third nugget is about the way you breathe. When you breathe diaphragmatically, it connects you with your emotions and it enables you to be more emotionally intelligent so that you can connect with people at a much, much deeper level. Interestingly, we have something like seventy trillion cells in our body and when you learn to take the breath right down into the diaphragm, you switch your cells from an operating mechanism of survival to one of growth. That enables you to operate with high levels of presence and personal charisma.