I have become positively allergic to this phrase: “I think you should.” After years of giving advice as I was raising my children and in my career with my employees…now, whenever I hear this phrase popping up in my mouth I bite my tongue.
I say instead: What are your options? What do you want to do? What are the consequences of this? What is the worst case scenario?
I say: You could… or How about? or Why don’t you?
These are all more open minded and empowering to the person receiving your information.
Are there any words you’ve banished from your vocabulary?
P.S. A short post…because…it’s August!
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