I love this quote because as a hypnotherapist I really understand the power of words and how important it is to speak your truth in a powerful way. Sometimes simply changing a couple of words can turn a statement from weak sounding to a power statement. Examples:
“That doesn’t work for me” vs Some long story about why you can’t or won’t do what someone else wants followed by a lengthy apology.
– “I am available at that time” vs “could we maybe do some other time”
– “I don’t do (schedule clients on Mondays, eat after 6pm, etc.) vs “I prefer not to see clients at that time” which implies that if they really pushed, they could have what they want.
– “I don’t eat X” chocolate, chips, candy etc. vs “I can’t I am on a diet right now”
– “I choose not to purchase that at this time” vs “I can’t afford that thing I really want”
– “I own a business” vs “I am a consultant, business coach, consultant, counselor…” or any other kind of independent business. Both might be true but owning a business feels like a bigger deal.
In general statements that start with “I am” or “I do or don’t do” are always more powerful. As in:
“I am this really great thing…” vs “I kinda sorta prefer…”
“I am grateful for…” vs “I wish things were more….”
Google “power phrases” for dozens of other examples.
Right now, many people are finding themselves in a place of needing deliver clear communications about wants, needs and boundaries, both with themselves and with others. In communication particularly email or text, fewer words tends to feel more powerful. The less you tell a story about why or why not the clearer you make your communication.
Give yourself permission to say your truth in the most powerful way possible and allow that truth to inspire other to speak from their truth as well.
Jill K Thomas CHT
Soul Connect Transformations
Hypnotherapy and Intuitive Readings
Author of the books “Tales from the Trance” & “Feed your Real Hunger”
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