Words Can Only Do 1 of These 2 Things

Remember when we were kids and they told us, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.”

Yeah, that’s malarkey, spelled b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t.

Words matter.

There’s only two things your words will do: hurt or help.

When getting ready for a tough conversation, do yourself a favor… prepare. Think about what you’re going to say, how you might frame it, and what it is you really, truly want in the long run.

You CAN navigate a tough conversation without saying something you regret or damaging your relationship along the way.

To helping, instead of hurting.

Hugs,

AmyK

AmyK Hutchens
AmyK Hutchenshttp://www.amyk.com/blog/
A former executive of a billion-dollar global consumer products company and awarded the Vistage UK, International Speaker of the Year, AmyK is a dynamic, energetic catalyst for driving businesses forward faster. With 100+ presentations per year, AmyK travels the globe sharing with executives, influencers and go-getters HOW to confidently & competently navigate their toughest conversations without saying something they regret, giving their power away or damaging their relationships. With humor, insight and experience she engages and inspires audiences to master the The Power of Profitable Conversations. Learn more about AmyK at www.amyk.com. Follow AmyK on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @AmyKHutchens.

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Tony Munday
Tony Munday

There is a forensic science saying that I find helpful for me:
‘Every contact leaves a trace .’
It enables me to be mindful of the desired impact of my words and behaviours, and the aftermath.

Mike Pitocco
Mike Pitocco

The Bible compares the tongue to a rudder of a ship or a bridle in a horses mouth….small things that make a big impact. I think if texting were a form of communication at the time, Scripture may have had a few things to say about in-person conversation – or verbal at least – as opposed to texting when dealing with any communication that involves emotions, differing opinions, criticism, etc. Choosing our means of communication can be as important as choosing our words.
Thank you for the reminder AmyK.

Noemi Zarb
Noemi Zarb

So very true, Amy. Yet it is also the tone we use so that what and how we say matters. Thank you for sharing.

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