Jesse Itzler was speaking at Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeCon 2023 in Indianapolis and spoke about the power of words and why words matter. He said that he wanted to run 100 miles and wasn’t sure if he could do it. Jesse is a long-distance runner, but 100 miles is really, really far.
Jesse connected with a coach, a former Navy Seal warrior for help and the guy he hired, said, two things will solve this. One – never quit. Two – use positive words. See Jesse’s book, Living with a Navy Seal.
So why do our words matter? Why is it important to speak words that will help our body do what we want it to do?
Words are powerful. They have the ability to inspire, motivate, comfort, and even hurt others. But did you know that your words can also have a profound impact on your own success? Whether you are an entrepreneur or a small business owner, the words you use can shape your mindset, your actions, and ultimately, your outcome. Let’s explore the reasons why your words matter and how they can help you achieve your goals.
Jesse Itzler – Ramon Ray
Words shape your mindset
Have you ever heard the saying, “you are what you think?” It turns out that this is true. The words you use to describe yourself, your abilities, and your situation can shape your mindset and your beliefs. For example, if you constantly tell yourself that you are not good enough, you will start to believe it and act accordingly. On the other hand, if you use positive words to describe yourself and your abilities, you will develop a growth mindset and be more willing to take risks and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Words lead to action
Words are not just meaningless sounds. They have the power to trigger actions and behaviors. For example, when you tell yourself that you are going to work out every morning, you are more likely to actually do it. On the other hand, if you use negative words, such as “I can’t” or “it’s too hard,” you will be less likely to take action and achieve your goals.
Words affect your relationships
The words you use can also affect your relationships with others. Positive words can build trust, create rapport, and inspire others. Negative words, on the other hand, can break down relationships, create tension, and dampen someone’s spirits. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, your relationships with customers, employees, and business partners are critical to your success. Therefore, it is important to use words that will foster positive and productive relationships.
Words reveal your values
The words you use can reveal a lot about your values and beliefs. If you use words that are respectful, empathetic, and inclusive, you will show that you value these qualities. On the other hand, if you use words that are derogatory, dismissive, or exclusionary, you will show that you do not value these qualities. As a business owner, it is important to be aware of the values that you are communicating through your words, as it can impact your brand and reputation.
Words can create opportunities
Finally, the words you use can create opportunities for yourself and your business. By using positive words to describe your products, services, and mission, you can attract potential customers, investors, and partners. By using words that are confident and assertive, you can negotiate better deals and secure more funding. And by using words that are creative and innovative, you can differentiate yourself from competitors and stand out in a crowded market.
As you can see, the words you use are more than just a means of communication. They have a profound impact on your mindset, actions, relationships, values, and opportunities. Therefore, it is important to choose your words carefully and intentionally as an entrepreneur or small business owner. By using positive, respectful, empathetic, inclusive, and innovative words, you can set yourself up for success and achieve your goals. So, go ahead and use the power of words to your advantage. Your success depends on it.
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Ramon Ray is unapologetically positive. He’s the publisher of Breakfast with Champions BWCDaily.com and ZoneofGenius.com Ramon’s an expert in personal branding and founded Celebrity CEO™ focused on personal branding. He’s a serial entrepreneur who’s started 5 companies and sold three of them. Get to know him better at RamonRay.com