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It's only Words

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I am fascinated about the impact of words that we use and the power they can have in terms of communication.
Did you know that the word ‘because’ is one of the most simple but effective ways of getting people on board with what you are asking for?


Well, it is one of those words that was conditioned in our brain from a young age as the absolute answer and reason for questions that we asked our Mum and Dad. It then becomes a stimulus-response mechanism for us later in life.

It goes something like this:

Child: ‘Mum can I have an ice-cream’
Mum: ‘No not now, maybe later’
Child: ‘Pleeeeeeese’
Mum: ‘I said no’
Child: ‘But why?
Mum: ‘Because you are having dinner soon’

This has been backed up by a series of studies through psychologists in America which showed that using the word ‘because’ in response to ‘why?’ questions triggers successful outcomes at around 50% more than the normal response rate in many situations.

So, one very powerful word that used in verbal reasoning and communication can unconsciously create a very effective connection.


My passion is to raise awareness and provide tools and techniques for all of us to manage our minds in a way that encourages growth, confidence and health.  I would love to get being mentally fit on the same agenda as being physically fit - it is as important!  Currently statists show that 1 in 4 of us are/will mentally unravel at some stage.  The information I provide is for the 4 in 4 because our brains are not wired up for the 21st century and the amount of information it is expected to deal with so we have to be disciplined in how we manage our lives so that we don't end up burning out!  Guest has not set their biography yet


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Guest Tuesday, 16 October 2018