How our [un-]conscious choices of words
influence our lives and those around us.
What are you saying? How do others hear it? What emotions do you trigger? And what do they perceive?
What we say creates pictures and emotions in our audiences. Are we motivating or scaring them? Self-defeating words, phrases and concepts derail our presentations to customers, investors, employees, and each other!
Here is a brief presentation I put together to illustrate the startling effects of using so many of the double-negative phrases in our culture. You may cringe at what you’ve been saying and how that manifests in your life, but, with practice, things will turn-around. Watch and you’ll understand.
Words Are the Seeds of Your Creation
My forthcoming TEDx talk
- The dangers of double-negatives
“Don’t think of an Elephant” => you just did!
“Don’t [xxx]” => You still get [xxx]
Dumb things we say and how they create our world
- If you describe what you want in terms of what you don’t want, what do you expect?
- Other self-defeating words, phrases, and concepts that derail our sales / investor presentations / life…
- It doesn’t matter whether you shout them, whisper them or think them… your world will change
After you listen to this, you’ll likely want to revisit your written goals
What have said that creates what you want… or don’t want?!?