Your vocabulary requires some active attention to the words and phrases you use to be an above-average business success.
How you speak and write affects how others perceive you and how you think, operate, and view the world. You will make a more favorable impression by using empowering and abundant language versus disempowering and lack terminology.
This article will give you some terms, wordings, and responses for you to ponder.
- Problem-Whenever you are about to use the word problem, use challenge or small challenge instead.
- Failure-Substitute: “learning experience “ Note: Using failure in sales copy will get results, but do you want people who decide on loss as a client, teammate, or customer? I think not.
- Hope- use “I am committed to” in place of hope. Some examples: I hope my health gets better. – I am committed to my health getting better. I wish I lose 20 lbs. by the class reunion. -I am committed to losing 20 lbs. by the class reunion.
- I need-use I deserve, much more empowering and less likely to repel someone because you are not coming across as a victim.
- Someone asks, “How is your day going?” If you are having a bad day, instead of saying “ I’m having a bad day,” say “I’m having a character-building day.”
- Someone asks, “How’re you doing?” do not answer with any of these: Okay, Hanging in there, I’ve been worse, Not bad, Pretty good, etc. If you are doing great, say so. If you are not doing so well, say some along the line of “I doing unbelievable ” and leave it at that, no need to tell them that it is unbelievable in an unpleasant way.
- Easy- use simple instead. The word easy can be misleading. I do not believe that anything related to building your own business is easy.
- Bad or Wrong- “use not effective, a more effective way of doing or approaching it might be” Telling someone they are nasty or wrong is nonproductive and disempowering.
- Do not say you have the best whatever- think about saying something like, “We have a system (or whatever you are talking about) that works very effectively for the right people.”
- Probably- use I can and will!
- Hard- instead, use challenging.
- Help- use the word assistance or assist: when you assist someone, it implies they are participating in the action and not a helpless victim, plus when you ask for assistance, you are letting the person you are inviting know that you will be doing it with them, not them doing it for you.
The list above is just a sample of a few of the choices you can make to stay at a higher level of positivity in your thoughts and speech.
I know I need to work on this every day and, I am going to invest in a book or two dealing with improving my “success” vocabulary; I am sure this will also improve my overall attitude, and in turn, it will help draw positive members to join us here at Compumatrix to be part of such an awesome business!!
Feel free to comment with some more words and phrases you think of that would be more empowering and lead to a more abundant mindset.
It is my sincere desire that this blog post will be of service to you while you are engaged in building your Compumatrix business.
Bye for now