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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Power Of Words

The power of words mentioned below is part of my daily practice and part of my professional practice. A strong proponent of my practice is to bring people into the awareness of their personal Self-Talk. This is the inward conversation we have with ourselves that determines largely our behavior, accomplishments and relationships. Another proponent of my practice is teaching people assertive communication. This is the practice of being clear about telling others your thoughts and feelings in a direct and honest way without violating or stepping on your rights as a person or the rights of others. This outward conversation determines our behavior and relationships as well.

It took me time to realize how my words could affect or infect others.
Here are some tips to get those of you who want to shift towards a more fulfilling life...
For starters I challenge you to put a rubber band on your left hand and for the next 24 hours become aware of your judgments (to yourself and others). SNAP when you catch yourself judging (sorry I never encourage pain but in this case it is just for awareness).

How is what your judging a reflection of you? Is there some healing to be done there? Remember, people can push your buttons, BUT they didn’t install them!

I suggest you adopt some new behavior: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, might be a good start.

1.Be impeccable with your word (do what you say you are going to do, your word is your honor. Be good to your integrity)

2. Don’t take anything personally (what people say or do is only a projection of what they are going through, not your reality. You choose the experience you want to have)

3. Don’t make assumptions (people cannot read your mind, and vise-a-versa you are not a mind reader, always ask for what you want)

4. Always do your best (if you know you’ve done your best, the only judge can be you, allow yourself to feel complete)

Now go forth and prosper and ponder on this one thought “wish for others what you want in your life”, I promise your life will change. It’s a powerful secret.
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The Anger Management Institute specializes in anger and stress management with competency in teaching you communication skills and emotional intelligence.

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Call: Yacine Bell Director of the Anger Management Institute LLC 510.393.0250

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