"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure,
to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life,
and in change there is power."
Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Power of Language
This issue looks at a subject that is near and dear to my heart: developing awareness and power in how we use language in the art of communication.
Throughout my many years of self-exploration and as the proverbial salesperson in the business world, I came to realize that most people’s verbal communication is nothing more than an outpouring of words with little thought given to the impact of those words from the listener’s perspective. We are all too busy in our own heads thinking about what we want to say or how we might sound, never really tuning in to what others are saying to us, rarely asking for clarification or acknowledgement. Genuine, meaningful, productive conversation can be very hard to find.
As a coach, I am committed to helping people understand that communication skills are one of the most powerful tools we own as human beings. When we focus in and become aware of the words that we choose in any given moment, we have the power to transform the way we interact with others. Without realizing it, our words reveal who we are at our deepest core level. When we pay attention to the words we use and how we use them in our daily conversations, we begin to take control of our communication with others rather than having the communication take control of us.
How would you rate your communication skills? Are you confident that what you are saying is being heard and understood by others? Are they truly paying attention to what you have to say? Or are they nodding their heads without any real grasp of your meaning and purpose?
In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing marketplace and world, can you afford not to stop and consider what you are saying? Why not begin today to pay attention to the words you use and see if harnessing the power of language doesn’t start to change your life.
On this page, I’ll continue to explore and uncover how embracing the power of change can benefit you in all aspects of your life. I hope you’ll join me in this promising journey.
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