Watch Your Mouth [Podcast S04E06]

How Small Changes in Your Vocabulary Can Make a Big Impact on Your Life

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 6 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the vital importance of the words we use.

What if it turned out most of our burdens were really benefits we missed because of the words we used to describe them? Our vocabulary possesses a lot of power over our life and experience. If we want to improve our attitude and our results, it’s time to start listening to the words we use.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How we sometimes miss life’s greatest gifts by speaking of things as obligations instead of privileges.
  • The way our words can affect everything from our mood to the results we experience in business, relationships, and more.
  • How reframing irritations and inconveniences allows us to keep perspective in difficult times.
  • Three practical steps you can use to speak positively about life’s big priorities.
  • The power of deciding in what we’ll notice and how we’ll verbalize it.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: How does your choice of words affect your experiences? Can you think of any examples where changing a word changed your perspective?

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If you want to listen to more episodes, you will find all thirteen audio episodes of Season 4 here. I release the video episodes weekly, as they are not yet available for batch listening. If you are looking for previous episodes, you can find Season 0 here, Season 1 here, Season 2 here, Season 3 here, and Season 4 here.

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