Episode 033: Your Words Matter

What do you want to be known for?

That was my journal prompt this morning. I want to be known for helping people do the things that they’ve always wanted to accomplish but never thought possible. I want to be known for helping people view their lives differently, to dream bigger, and never settle.

As I kept writing, I realized that I don’t just WANT to be known for these things, I WILL be known for them! The shift in wording may be subtle, but the way it changed my energy and excitement was incredible. Words matter! Your words reflect your inner thoughts and beliefs, but more than that they impact your future beliefs and experiences. By changing your internal conversation, you shift your mindset and your life as well.

What words are you using? 

The way you talk about and describe the events in your life, impacts the way you feel about those experiences and how you will remember them. Your words define your reality, gives it shape, and sets boundaries around it. By altering how you describe your triumphs and struggles, you alter your memory of them and their impact on your future.

'Choose your words wisely!' - Kathryn Binkley #thelitpreneurpodcastClick To Tweet

Heres an example: What kind of words did you use after a launch? 

Did you use words like failure, devastated, not good enough, or never going to work? If you attach those negative words to that launch, then those words are what that launch becomes.

But, what if you flipped the script and used words like, learned a lot, resilient, inevitable success, where can I improve? Now you’re looking at that launch not as a failure but as a learning experience. When you choose the words you use, you want to limit negativity and exaggeration.

Think of a past decision that dramatically impacted your business life. What words immediately come to mind? Are they negative? Try now to think of this experience in a positive light. How does that change your perception of that event?

Change your response! 

Rather than focusing on changing the steps that led to a particular outcome, consider changing your response. Getting less than spectacular results for one offering or another does not mean that the process was wrong, this just means that the process needs to be tweaked. Look for the positive results and change your mindset about their meaning.

Event + Response = Outcome 

'The way that you respond to the events that happen in your life will change your outcome!' - Kathryn Binkley #thelitpreneurpodcast Click To Tweet

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