10 Phrases Every Savvy Entrepreneur Bans From Their Vocabulary
10 Phrases Every Savvy Entrepreneur Bans from Their Vocabulary
Did you know we talk to ourselves more than we talk to any other human being? And unfortunately most of that self talk is focused on beating ourselves up.
We're constantly telling ourselves how overwhelmed & under-qualified we are for our dreams. And pretty soon we start to believe our own lies! Words are powerful… and saying the wrong words to and about yourself can become a dangerous habit that keeps you stuck and stunts your potential.
Savvy Entrepreneurs know that what they say matters… so in this episode we're sharing 10 phrases you should remove from your vocabulary TODAY along with some powerful alternatives to help yourself see better results and have more fun while you do it.
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What You Say Matters (A Lot!)
What you say to and about yourself matters infinitely more than what you say to and about others, or what others say to and about you. Your words create your own self-fulfilling prophecy… the only question is: are you writing a happy ending, or a nightmare?
Savvy entrepreneurs know that their words hold power, so rather than constantly spouting out words and phrases that keep them stuck, frustrated and overwhelmed, they find suitable alternatives that leave them feeling empowered and help them find solutions.
There are certain phrases out there that REALLY get under our skin — not because the phrases annoy us, but because we know that by using them, that person is becoming their own worst enemy.
We challenge you to identify any of these phrases that show up in your daily conversations… and replace them with these powerful alternatives!
10 Phrases Savvy Entrepreneurs DON'T Use:
#1: I'm Overwhelmed.
Oh man… this is one of our BIGGEST pet peeves! Henry Ford once said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!” And that applies to feeling overwhelmed, too!
You become overwhelmed the minute you think you're overwhelmed… and this is actually GOOD news because you can stop feeling overwhelmed the second you decide to as well! Instead of saying something is overwhelming, change your language: This is interesting. This is fun. What a great challenge! I'm learning so much! This simple shift to a more positive outlook will instantly change how you feel about the task, and help you think of solutions instead of focusing on the problem!
#2: I'm Confused.
Again… if you're feeling unsure about something, we want to challenge you to change your language around it! A confused mind does nothing… which means being confused does not serve you! And when we're confused the next stop is often to get stuck in analysis paralysis!
Instead of saying you're confused, change your language to something more solution-oriented! “Could you clarify something for me?” or “I'm going to get more details about this.” are great ways to tackle confusion and get on the road to clarity & focus.
#3: I'm Struggling (or I Struggle With…).
Do us a favor and say this one out loud. I'm struggling. How does that make you feel? We imagine it makes you feel stuck… a bit helpless… and maybe even hopeless! In other words, not the emotions you need to be focusing on as a rockstar, savvy entrepreneur who's building the business of their dreams!
You are NOT struggling! You are simply in the process of LEARNING something new! Ditching the word struggle and replacing it with phrases like, “I'm working on this” or “I'm discovering that” is, again, a great way to get yourself out of the problem and focused on the solution! For example… instead of struggling to build your team, what if you're just discovering the right ways to build your business and working on implementing the skills you learn? We don't know about you, but we think that feels better already!
#4: I Don't Know How.
Let's start by saying there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with not knowing how to do something! We all start out as beginners, and we all have things we don't know how to do. It becomes a problem though when you become so focused on *not* knowing how to do something, that you forget you are perfectly capable of figuring it out!
Instead of saying “I don't know how” replace it with the phrase “I'm learning how to…” or “I'm figuring this out!!” This empowering change of phrase will instantly fill you with confidence, and will even inspire others to want to step in and help you learn. When you say you don't know how, it puts off an aura of not wanting to learn, or asking someone to do something for you. When you say you're learning or figuring something out, people become inspired by your journey and want to jump in and help along the way!
#5: I Can't.
Yes. You can! Change ‘I can't” to “I will” and “I am!”
#6: I'm not ready.
Again… yes you are! Not only are you ready, but you are capable and you are going to crush it! Yes, you will probably mess up a bit along the way… but the only way to learn is by doing, and if you wait until you're ready you've waited too long!
Someone once told us that Version 1.0 is infinitely better than version 0.0. In other words — just get started! Take messy action, and adjust as you learn along the way!
#7: I'm so frustrated.
This is such a negative, yucky phrase! Instantly it takes our mind away from gratitude and puts us a place of negativity, or even anger! Saying your frustrated is one of the fastest ways to put yourself into a downward spiral… and once you go there, it's hard to come back!
Frustration leads to a lack of motivation, a lack of confidence, and to focusing on things that are out of your control. Instead of getting frustrated, get motivated! Let your challenges push you while your vision pulls you. The next time you feel frustrated change the phrase and say, “I'm so excited to be figuring this out!”
Remember… Thomas Edison didn't fail to create the lightbulb. He simply discovered 2,774 ways that would not work!
#8: I have a problem.
Much like #1, you only have a problem if you THINK you have a problem! Instead, tell yourself you have a challenge, and you are up for tackling it! Affirming that you have a problem puts you into the mindset of thinking there is something wrong, or broken… when in reality, you just haven't discovered the best way to make something work yet! No worries, you'll get there! Stay focused on the solution and remember the best opportunities are often disguised as problems meant to discourage us.
#9: I need to.
Do us a favor and take a moment to think about all the things you need to do this week. Then, when you start feeling overwhelmed by that burdensome list… refer back to #1 on this list!
We love this simple, but oh so powerful change of phrase that will instantly relieve your overwhelm when thinking about your to do list: Instead of I need to, say: “I want to” or “I get to”. By saying you WANT to get things done this week instead of NEEDING to, you'll notice an immediate shift in your energy, and a giant weight lifted off your shoulders!
#10: I wish.
Absolutely NO good comes from wishing to change things we cannot control! And wishing for change isn't going to make change happen!
One of our biggest pieces of advice when it comes to building a business is to focus on the activities you can control and let go of the rest! Your company is going to do what it's going to do… your prospects are going to do what they're going to do… your team members are going to do what they're going to do…
All YOU can do is all you can do! Which means instead of feeling stuck “wishing” for things to be different, you have the power to get busy and go MAKE them different! You've got this!
Your Words Are a Habit
As you’re working to eliminate these phrases from your vocabulary, we want to encourage you to work on one at a time until you’ve replaced the negative habit (the bad phrase!) with a positive one (the better phrase!). What we say becomes a habit… and if you’re like me, you probably don’t even realize you’re saying some of these things.
When we first got started in network marketing our self-talk was a total mess. On any given day we were overwhelmed, confused, struggling, frustrated and had more problems than we could count.
Thankfully we were introduced to personal development and slowly learned how to replace these negative phrases and thought patterns with more positive alternatives that served us and our business.
You can do the same thing!
In fact, if you want to create the success you desire… you MUST do the same thing!
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