Three Ways to Empower Your Words

False GeneralizationsNext week in my free webinar, I’ll be talking about how to transform limiting beliefs. I use simple principles to transform a limiting belief or self-defeating statement into an empowering call to action. But you can use these tips in all your language, not just when you’re working with limiting beliefs. So here are 3 tips to create language that empowers you and those around you.

  • tweetEliminate generalizations, because nothing is true all the time. Except this statement, right?

    Haha, I love the little brain twist of this thought. Logically, we know that generalizations oversimplify and cut off options, but we still use them an awful lot, don’t we? The less you can use words like “never” and “always”, the more precise your statements will be, and precise language is powerful.

  • tweetIf you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself.

    Limiting beliefs generally use derogatory language, because for some reason we are much more comfortable being nasty to ourselves than to others. Stupid, fat, lazy, weak, undisciplined, quitter, ugly, nasty, weakling, cankles, slut, idiot, nutjob, bitch, etc. Eliminate ALL these words!

  • tweetUse “I am” statements to empower yourself.

    There’s a big difference between the statement “I can’t drive a stick shift” and “I am willing to learn how to drive a stick shift.” One leaves you doing nothing, caught in helplessness, while another calls you into action. I am statements also create what you are “being” in the world, so be sure to use them positively. “I am fat” is just as disempowering as “I should lose weight,” whereas there’s a lot of power in the statement “I am losing weight.”

I can’t wait until my webinar next week, where I teach you how to put these statements together and create powerful calls to action in your life.


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