As someone who loves writing and spent decades in nerdy activities like theater and debate club, I know words matter.
And I know verbal fillers are often a hindrance to us and our messages being taken seriously.
A couple times a year, I reflect on the words I use frequently and eliminate phrases I believe have potential to hurt my message or my reputation.
I’ve shared thoughts on this before:
Here are the 5 phrases I’m eliminating from my lexicon in 2017:
What we say has power over ourselves and others. Don’t let that power work against you. Be mindful of these phrases and others that are working contrary to your goals.
Change your language. Change your life.