I had a breakthrough, revelation, and astounding AHA! moment this morning while continuing to pursue the quest for empowering words and vocabulary.
Reading in “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins, on how we can use transformational words to help others, Tony was talking with Jim and how he was rarely down. Jim said he was feeling really depressed lately and in 20 minutes used the word ‘depressed’ about a dozen times.
He asked him to replace the word ‘Depressed” with something empowering like “I’m a bit down, I’m getting better”, etc…
After doing that for 30 days, Jim no longer got worked up and stayed in a more resourceful frame of mind.
Another instance Tony relates how PIE, the Trucking company was having issues with mis-identification of certain containers resulting in a loss of a quarter of a million dollars per year.
So they decided to reinvigorate their quality commitment rename the workers and truckers to CRAFTSMEN.
As a result of that they saw a reduction of the 56 percent erroneous shipping’s down to 10%!
Nothing changed except how they viewed themselves by the word they used to do it.
So, the light bulb went off in my head as I realized WHY I felt so unappreciated, and misunderstood while I was at my JOB.
I worked at an aerospace manufacturing company for 30 years. We were union supported and one contract negotiation proved to be my turning point as I look back with my new knowledge.
I was considered a “composite fabricator” for a long time. When this contract negotiation merged my labor grade into another SLIGHTLY similar one, we were all now considered “assemblers”.
That is the absolute point that I, unconsciously lost all motivation to excel in my work.
Before I was a proud “fabricator, artist, craftsman, inventor, tailor” and reduced to a lowly “assembler”, just putting one piece together with another one and calling it done. A monkey could do this.
I am not a monkey.
I grew more and more frustrated trying to prove to them I was not. Few noticed, and those that did, couldn’t do anything to help the situation. To add fuel to the fire, I was at the top of my pay grade, which means that I could not be rewarded with a pay increase, so I fought my own values to assimilate. I reflect now that I played my musical instruments less and less too.
I was bucking against my own inherent nature.
Had I known what I know now, I wouldn’t had stayed there no matter what the pay and benefits.
How could they DO THIS to me?
Thank God I became a network marketer, a Wealth Creation Success Artist. Branding Strategist. Empowered Motivator. Ain’t nobody going to tell me what I am but ME. I can go as high as I want.
What words do you use continually to describe what you do and what you stand for? I sincerely want you to sit down and write a brief sentence to describe yourself NOW, and then how you WANT to be.
Take those descriptive words and look them up in a Thesaurus. See the synonyms, pick out a few that jump out at you.
This is but one exercise that can be learned in the Online Branding Formula.
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