EP: 45 Stay in Your Power: Avoid Weak Words

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EP: 45 Stay in Your Power: Avoid Weak Words
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I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Maybe that was a bad idea. Does that make sense? I was just….fill in the blank. I’m sorry I bumped into you. That was good, right? I’m still policing myself for using weak language.

Weak language takes us out of our power at work and puts us in a lower position of credibility. Weak words don’t help us get our point across, present our ideas, sell the thing and help us rise up the ladder or lattice of our careers.

I welcome you to listen to the list I’ve compiled of weak words we all use and to reflect if you use any or all of these. If you recognize yourself in this list, don’t beat yourself up over it.

We are conditioned when we are little girls to use this language, whether it’s at home, school or at work. It’s cultural and environmental. All I ask is that after you listen to this show that you start to notice your language. If you start to notice your language, you’re already on the path to changing it.

When you notice you are using weak language, you can change it. And standing in your power and using powerful language are key ways to being braver at work.

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Sources for Podcast: https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/powerful-language-at-work/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bonniemarcus/2011/12/09/do-you-sabotage-yourself-by-using-weak-language/?sh=2dc9f42b1987

https://www.fastcompany.com/90562682/4-words-that-make-you-sound-weak-to-your-co-workers

https://koolkanya.com/blogs/career/heres-how-you-can-avoid-using-weak-language-at-work/

 

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