We do not always think about the power of the words we use to describe our lives, feelings, behaviors and yes, our businesses. It is through what we say about our lives and business that we define how we behave and even the outcomes that happen to us.
Phrases and adjectives can actually define what happens to us. For instance, years ago I was a probation officer for both juveniles and adults. It was the words, tattooed on my clients arms and hands that indicated to me what they really thought of themselves; and many times, more often than not, those words totally described their lives. I would wince when I saw the words “Born to Lose” tattooed on a body. Each time I saw it I knew that they were fulfilling on their own prophesy. These people did not think they had a chance so they didn’t take the actions that would have changed their “bad luck”; they just kept on doing what they had always done, even though they knew where it would lead.
I think that you get my point here. So, what word will you choose to inspire you and your business as you head into the the second half of 2015?
Here are some words that I found on “List ly” that people are using to describe the results that they want in themselves and their business: awake, implement, smarter, ignite, abundance, amplify, progress, living, re-imagine, humility, simplicity, know, embrace, give, action, now, uphold, do.
The word that I find inspiring is “powerful”. The rest of this year will be powerful for both my clients and for me. Using that word as a litmus test for actions, and then measuring for results, will give me a pathway for achieving what it is I want to achieve.
Now it’s your turn.
What is your word? What word will inspire you to make the rest of 2015 awesome?