Are You Minding Your Language?
Do any of these words or phrases feel familiar to you?
“It’s so hard…..”
“I constantly fight against the fear.”
“How do I have a confrontational conversation?”
“Pushing up against the barrier……”
“There will be ‘good’ days and ‘bad’ days.…”
“I’m not confident enough to……”
They are just words, right? Or are they?
What if, by labelling prose and expressions as 'just words', you are underestimating the power of language? What if, whatever you think and say, to yourself and others, is a direct order to every cell in your central nervous system?
Something is ‘going to be hard’? You mind will make it so.
‘Fighting against fear? Your body braces for battle. You use your energy to push back, instead of moving forward.
Experiencing a ‘crisis’? This may create a feeling of disempowerment; unless you thrive in crisis – then it may feel empowering.
Preparing for a ‘confrontational’ conversation? Your body prepares for adversity by donning its energetic armour whilst your mind scans for combative messages.
‘Pushing’ up against a ‘barrier’, will drain your energy.
There’ll be ‘good’ days and ‘bad’ days? If you say so.
Working ‘hard’? I’d rather utilise my natural gifts and mastered skills, with ease and grace. Why can’t our vocation be play?
If you tell yourself you’re not confident enough to do something, every tiny cell in your body says “okay, we’ll hold you back”.
With our external environment in its current state, with change occurring rapidly (sometimes hourly!), with uncertainty permeating our pores, it is natural to fall into feelings of powerlessness and fear.
What if, from today, you choose to become, kindly and gently, more aware of your language? What if you embraced the Power of the Word and used it to decrease stress and worry and increase optimism and calm?
What if you focused on expansion and growth?
Reconsider ‘hard’ things as acceptable challenges or problems you’re excited to solve.
Become curious about the fear.
Practice calming techniques, and bring forth your resilience, so you’re ready for any situation.
Learn how to have an authentic/assertive conversation.
Work out how to get over, around or under the obstacle.
Maybe there will be good days and just……days……?
Unwrap your natural gifts and bring forth your skills and strengths at work. This is what those uber-successful people do – you know, the ones who always appear to be having fun?
Remind yourself that action creates confidence.
Changing your language leads to a more relaxed, calm, empowered and creative YOU. It costs nothing, and delivers huge transformational value.
My name is Janelle Ryan and MY MISSION is for everyone on the planet to find their VOICE, step into their POWER and SHINE their light out into the world. I do this by helping high performers expand their minds, create whatever it is they wish then lead from the front.
When you are ready to take the next step to expansion, creation and leadership there are a couple of ways we can work together. 1. There is one place currently available in the Level-Up Your Leadership Lounge. Ongoing group coaching for new, current and emerging leaders, via Zoom. To find out more about The Lounge CLICK HERE.
2. If you prefer a more personal touch, there are limited places available for 1:1 private coaching with me. To apply CLICK HERE.