Words And Phrases That Inspire, Motivate, And Persuade At Work

 

Words are extremely powerful. A person who doesn’t work with words might not know that but all the people starting from marketers and ending with writers understand just how much the word choice matters. By choosing the right words you are able to motivate people, to provoke them, to persuade, and so on. You can use the powerful verbs for your resume to make a better impression on the recruiters. You can also boost sales by putting certain words into an ad. The opportunities are literally almost limitless.

 

Words And Phrases That Inspire

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However, in this article, I want to focus on the words that are used at work. Though we all know that it is important to keep employees motivated and inspired (especially during the long tiring projects), not all of us actually understand how to do that. Here’s how words can help you encourage and inspire your workers a bit more.

1.    Call them by their names

 

It might seem like an insignificant detail but actually addressing a person by their name makes everything you’re saying more personal. It also tells them that you actually remember their names (which sometimes could be a challenge, especially when you work with many people).

By using names you show your employees that they are important to you, that their name is worth remembering. But what’s even better is that also helps to make them feel more self-confident.

 

  1. Focus on what you can rather than on what you cannot do.

 

Obviously, people don’t like hearing “No” – but not only because their request won’t be fulfilled but also because it is often perceived as an unfriendly behavior. Even you aren’t able to fulfill their request at the moment, try choosing another word – for example, “let me see what I can do to help you”. This way you’ll make a positive impact even if it turns out that you haven’t been able to help in the end.

Use this strategy not only when you have to decline someone’s offer. You might be surprised but it can also do wonders with your employees’ motivation. For example, instead of saying “your teamwork is bad”, say “you worked so hard to complete this project and I appreciate that. I hope that you’ll be able to perform effectively in a team too”.

 

  1. “You” matters more than “I”.

 

When you’re saying “I”, “Me”, “Mine” all the time it seems that you’re too focused on yourself and your own goals, not paying much attention to the other people needs. It could make a bad impression even in a company of friends, not saying about work surroundings.

People always want to know what’s in there for them. Why you replace “my goals” with “our goals”, the employees usually start feeling more included and so involved. They could be interested in the project more if you explain them why could it matter for them and how could it benefit them.

 

  1. Remember the “three A” rule.

 

There are three simple words that could affect your employees greatly. Even if you skip the previous tips and start using only this one, you’ll already be able to feel a drastic difference. Mostly because that when you have to watch your language all the time, settling with three specific words could sometimes be easier than adjusting your whole lexicon.

These three magic words are: ask, acknowledge, apreciate.

Let’s start with ask. If you start asking people something instead of simply ordering them to do it, you’ll look more friendly to them. A request is often completed more eagerly than a command: the employees feel like they are able to make a decision here, not simply to follow your orders.

Acknowledgment matters a lot too. Sometimes people quit their jobs not because the salary is not enough or the work itself is too tiring but because they want their bosses and team leaders to actually credit them for doing something. Moreover, acknowledgment itself can boost employees’ motivation greatly.

However, while acknowledgment allows employees to understand that they were noticed, it’s the appreciation that helps them make the most out of their duties. Sure, if the appreciation is followed with some kind of bonus, that’s a good thing – however, sometimes the appreciation itself is enough.

That’s why if you try adding these three magic words to your dictionary and using them with your employees, you’ll probably notice the positive changes really quickly.

Sure, using the right, powerful words isn’t easy. Not all of us are used to using them in everyday life, not even saying about work, and old habits do die hard. However, hopefully, these tips will help you focus on the most important words and increase your employees’ motivation with their help.

 

Author’s Bio

Charles is a career mentor, motivational speaker & human resources consultant with over 10 years of experience in HR sector. Apart from career mentoring, he loves photography and football. Find him on Linkedin Twitter, Facebook & Google+.

 

 

How to Cultivate Exceptional Writing Skills for Success in College and Beyond

Cultivate Exceptional Writing Skills

 

For the past few years, the popularity of technical sciences grew significantly. Modern students are no longer interested in writing stories or drawing pictures. They are more focused on revealing the secrets of programming, creating the codes of applications, and considerations on how to build another Tesla car that will surpass the success of Elon Musk.  However, no matter their intentions and expectations, they still need to understand how to write in an effective way.

 

Today, the words still have the same power as they had 20, 50 or 100 years ago. They help to reach the success by making prominent statements. They help to explain the results of the most complicated technical experiment to everyone, and they break all the boundaries between different nations. Thus, even though you have chosen technical science, it does not mean that you have chosen to forget how to write.

 

Building exceptional writing skills for success in college and beyond is essential to everyone.  However, here the question arises: how to cultivate this skill? In this article, we are going to talk about making students love writing and turning their ability to write to a totally new level.

 

Why does a student need to write perfectly

 

The first question that students may ask is why exactly they need to work on their writing skill. The matter is that still being students they need to write a lot, starting from the essays and up to dissertations and scholarship papers. Thus, they must understand the peculiarities of each type of academic paper and additionally have an idea of how they should use words properly to reach the desired effect.

 

These skills never come in theory. In order to write well, a student must practice a lot. This will help to determine weak points in writing, the common problems that appear, and even develop their own writing style.

 

9 tips to improve writing skills

 

It goes without saying, that practice should always rely upon the theory. So before you start to work on the writing skill, you need to check the list of recommendations that will help you choose a proper direction.

 

  1. Make reading your common activity

 

Reading is not only about expanding your knowledge and building confidence in different spheres. It also helps to build a proper foundation for a sufficient writing. The more you read, the more writing styles, new words, approaches to story building you meet. Do pay attention to such details if you want to improve your writing.

 

  1. Make writing a daily habit

Make writing a daily habit

Writing will not be a problem for you if you make it your habit. Here’s everything like with sports. The first couple of weeks it seems to be too difficult, the next month you start to enjoy the process, and two weeks more and you cannot live without that. Write as frequently as it’s possible, and you will notice the results soon.

 

  1. Try different styles

 

If you have strong intentions to turn writing into a talent, it would be better to give a try to different writing styles. In this way, you will be able to determine what works great for you, and which of the styles suits you more.

 

  1. Read headlines of magazine covers

 

If you want to write strongly, you need to find out the strategies used by famous copywriters and journalists. Just pay attention to the magazine covers. In fact, they have everything you need to know about the most effective ways of creating content. All of them are catchy, and you would admit that even if the idea itself is not interesting to you, but you still want to read this article due to a strong headline.

 

  1. Boosting your grammar skills

 

Many students think that grammar is not so important when it comes to the writing in adult life. However, when you compose an email to your business partner, you always pay attention to the smallest details, including commas and tenses used. So it’s better to start improving your grammar now to be able to write flawlessly and create content that has perfect ideas and perfect form.

 

  1. Enroll some writing courses

 

If you have strong intentions to become a great writer, take some courses where all technical aspects of creating a perfect text are explained. Of course, you need to get ready to prepare some home assignments and learn the materials that will help you to build a perfect understanding of good writing. But if you have enough time for that it definitely worth the efforts.

 

  1. Find a writing partner

 

If you feel that writing is too complicated for you, and you can do nothing with that, you need to find someone who will inspire you to keep writing no matter what happens. It will be better if your writing partner either has the same intentions as you or already achieved some prominent results in writing.

 

  1. Learn not to get distracted

 

One of the main enemies of good writing is distractions. Unfortunately, today there are too many of them, starting for the messengers and up to a noisy city that just leaves you no chances to stay focused. Thus, you need to either eliminate these distractions or to find a way not to pay attention to them.

 

  1. Give a try to editing and proofreading

Give a try to editing and proofreading

In some cases, to start to write perfectly all you need is to start noticing the mistakes. When you try yourself in editing and proofreading, you will be able to discover the common mistakes of students, improve your grammar, and build and understanding of a well-organized and perfectly-structured text. Additionally, this will help you proofread your writing in future so you won’t need to use any additional services and enjoy the high quality of your papers.

 

A love for writing is what you need to cultivate. Only some individuals were born with the passion for writing, but most of us must work hard to gain this passion. However, when you start to get the results of your work on writing, you start to understand that you’ve done everything right and now you got rid of all writing problems.

 

Do you have some other ideas on how to make student love writing? Leave your comments and suggestions to share your experience of cultivating writing!

 

Author  Bio

 

Lori Wade is a freelance content writer for Thriving Writer who is interested in a wide range of spheres from education and online marketing to entrepreneurship. She is also an aspiring tutor striving to bring education to another level like we all do. If you are interested in writing, you can find her on Twitter or Google+ or find her on other social media. Read and take over Lori’s useful insights!

 

 

 

7 Things to Undergo Simplification for Experiencing Life Fulfillment

 

7 Things to Undergo Simplification for Experiencing Life Fulfillment

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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

 

Our schedules and lifestyles can become very hectic so it’s best to try and find time to reestimate the way we live, work, communicate… If we want to experience life fulfillment we need to simplify it and focus on the important things rather than trying to catch up with everything we think we have to. We need to strive for mindfulness and self-fulfillment in order to have a happy life. Here are the 7 things we need to make simpler to live better versions of our lives.

 

  1. Understand the Real Value of Your Belongings

You are being avid for material possessions and always try to buy new things? Well, this is not a bad habit if you require those new acquisitions for your daily activities. However, if you buy stuff just to make you feel better and never use them, that’s a real problem.

Here’s how you should approach things: “I possess these things, but they don’t possess me.” You’ve probably heard it before. Don’t let your possessions become your main objective.

Do you need a new phone? That’s understandable, but would you go nuts over a scratch? It is of utmost importance to focus our energy on the most valuable things in life. Consuming our stamina on possessions is not one of them.

Look around and reestimate your surroundings, your home and your workplace. What do you see? If it’s been cluttered, start freeing yourself from all the possessions that make no difference to you. Once you clean your environment, you will be able to uncover your life’s true goals.

 

  1. Cut Back on Your Objectives

A busy schedule is not an effective schedule. You might have many tasks to do over the day, but if you don’t prioritize them you’ll end up with many tasks in progress, but none finished.

The most suitable method of approaching a busy schedule is to program it according to every task’s importance. Write down the 3-5 most important tasks you have over the day and finish them first.

Once those tasks are done you can start working on the less important ones. If you want to have an efficient schedule you should be an avid organizer, you should be able to prioritize your work and delegate the tasks you won’t be able to cover. For example, leveraging writing tasks to professionals, such as EduGeeksClub, will increase your efficiency.

 

  1. Tend to Have Positive and Sincere Relationships

Study your surroundings. Look at all those people that surround you every day. Do they make you a better person? Do they worsen your personality? Are you in sincere relationships with each other?

Having friends full of negativity beside you won’t help your situation. At first, you should help them become more positive and be able to see the good in every situation. They are your friends, that’s what friends do. But, if your relationship becomes a one-way energy flow and it consumes your resources in vain, you should put it on hold.

 

  1. Block Negative Mindset

Negativity consumes more of our resources than positivity. Have you ever felt anger, hatred, or envy towards someone? What was it like?

The energy you send will come back accordingly. If you have a positive attitude towards the tasks ahead you will be able to achieve them in a timely manner and with ease.

 

  1. Practice Social Media Disconnection

Even though social media is very useful to keep in touch with our close ones, from time to time, we need to take some time off and disconnect from it. Every now and then, everyone needs some “me time”. Once you get back home and finish all the work you have to do put your phone, tablet, and laptop in a drawer. Reflect on the day that just passed. When that review is done ask yourself: “What do I like most?” Some might like reading or writing poetry. Take your answer and put it in practice, you will relax during that activity. After this, you will be able to focus on the next day’s tasks.

 

  1. Reduce Your Choices

We have lots of choices we have to make each day, beginning from choosing which biscuits to choose for dinner, to what restaurant we go to, what clothes to wear, etc. Having lots of options to choose from is a good thing, but spending too much time on making those choices is a real burden.

Some of you might have noticed this before, some might not. Mark Zuckerberg wears the same gray shirt on every single public appearance he has. When asked why he does that, this is what he answered. “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community…”

 

  1. Use Less Resources

The society is becoming more and more materialistic. We tend to use lots of resources for things we don’t really need. Think about this, do you really need the latest gadgets for your life to be better? The latest smartphone, tablet, PC? We use lots of energy to charge our numerous gadgets’ batteries and we might not have an idea what it costs to our planet. Think of some things you personally may do to stop wasting our planet’s resources.

The moment you start using them wisely and spend less money on unnecessary things, you will be able to feel a lot better about yourself and the community you belong to.

 

Simple is best. If you want to feel fulfilled, you need to simplify your life. We don’t need all the stuff we have and, most definitely, we don’t need the latest gadgets. What we do need is to clarify our objectives, focus on the bright side of things and have some time for ourselves every once in a while. Try simplifying your life and you will reach new heights in terms of professional and personal achievements.

By Rachel Bartee

Author Bio

Rachel Bartee is a freelance writer who finds her passion in expressing own thoughts as a blogger. She is constantly looking for the ways to improve her skills and expertise. Get in touch with her on @rachel5bartee.

How To Stay Positive When Writing Your Dissertation?

How To Stay Positive When Writing Your Dissertation

Writing a thesis or dissertation takes a lot of hard work and dedication. If you are approaching the idea of your dissertation with a negative attitude, it is going to feel like climbing Mount Everest. Instead, you can remain positive throughout the process and enjoy what you are doing. The amount of knowledge you are going to gain through this process is priceless and no one can take that away from you.

Here are some ways to stay positive when you are trying to complete your dissertation.

Overcome your nerves

Often times you do not start your dissertation because it just seems like too big a task for you to handle. Of course this is an important part of completing your studies and you want to do well, but do not let your nerves get the better of you. You can always hire a PhD dissertation writing service, but you are trying to do this all by yourself. I take my hat off to anyone trying to do their own dissertation without the help of experts. Don’t be too hard on yourself and do something to help get your nerves under control

Start the process

There is no getting away from starting and completing your dissertation, unless you want to just quit and throw away all the hard work you’ve done so far. You are going to finish the race, but before you can get there, you have to start the process. Professional thesis writers make a career out of this, so it is not the easiest thing to accomplish, but you have it in you to do it. All your studies have prepared you for this moment, so take a deep breath and start with the first word.

Take care of your health

Take care of your health

The most important factor in this process is yourself. If you are not taking care of yourself, you are not going to have the ability to give your best. Eat healthy foods that boost your brain power and exercise to give you stamina for those late nights. A healthy body and a healthy mind can take you a long way, but without it, you might crash and burn. Aim to get enough sleep as well. Our brain function drops on little sleep, but thrive on the right amount of sleep (which is still up for debate).

Ask for help

Just because you are a hero in my eyes if you complete your dissertation on your own, it is acceptable to reach out for help. There is nothing wrong with speaking to others who can help make this process a little easier. Finding help with thesis writing should not be that difficult either. You can speak to your professors for advice or speak to those who have already completed the process. Your dissertation tutor is obviously the first person you should speak to because you have been assigned a tutor for a reason.

Take breaks

I do not mean a minute break, but take an entire day off if you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed. If you planned properly and did not procrastinate, you should have enough time to take a day off here or there. This helps you refresh and rest, which is a great way to find new inspiration and stamina to continue. Do not stress or think about your dissertation on your day off because it defeats the purpose. Do something you have been missing out on, like relaxing with a friend or just catching up on some television. Whatever will make you happy on your day off, do that.

Believe

Believe

One of the best ways to stay positive, is to tell yourself that you are capable of doing this well. There should be no doubt in your mind that this is just too much for you to handle. Believe in yourself and in what you have learned throughout your studies. No one just reaches this point without a lot of hard work and dedication. Find your motivation and continue to remain positive. You have everything it takes to do this and you are going to do it well. I believe in you. Now, believe in yourself.

Conclusion

No one ever said that a dissertation is easy and that is because it is not. Think about the achievement you will reach after you complete your thesis and you will find the willpower to continue. Always stay inspired and motivated in you want to do well. Find out what makes you happy and do it as often as you can while completing your dissertation. You have come so far in your studies and you never gave up. Don’t give up now because the finish line is in sight. Seeing as you are not going to quit, you might as well make this a positive memory for the future.

By Charles Hampton

 

Author Bio 

Charles Hampton is a content manager and an amateur guest post writer. His hobby is reading and extreme sport. He also writes short stories and dreams of publishing his book. Charles`s life credo is “Just do it!”.

 

10 Things Not to Procrastinate

10 Things Not to Procrastinate

 

Tons of articles are written about why you shouldn’t procrastinate or how to stop procrastinating. We know we shouldn’t put off things for tomorrow that can be done today.

 

It adds unnecessary stress to your life, increases health problems, wastes time, etc. When you realize all the different ways procrastination can hurt your life, it’s clear that you should prioritize making at least a little headway in reducing it.

 

Here’s a list of 10 things to tackle:

 

Become Your Own Best Friend

 

People who beat themselves up for putting off important tasks tend to lack self compassion. These type of procrastinators experience high levels of stress, which can do some serious damage to their health.

 

A 2015 study found that people who procrastinate are more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease and hypertension. When you’re kinder to yourself, you feel less stress without entangling yourself in negative emotions. When people maintain an inner sense of well-being, they are more inclined to take action even if it’s risking failure. We need to realize and accept that unrealistic expectations destroy self esteem. There’s no such thing as perfection.

 

Tend to your basic needs

 

This is not a news flash, because we all know we need to tend to basic life necessities that make us fully functioning human beings: exercising, eating right, drinking water, and sleeping. For procrastinators, some of these are hard to maintain on a daily basis.

 

The body and the brain support each other. When you treat your body right, you produce new blood vessels in the brain, making it easier for the brain to do its job.

 

 Go to the Dentist

 

It’s probably not a wise idea to wait until you have a toothache to go to the dentist. A root canal inevitably ensues. It’s probably one of the most dreaded tasks, but going for a checkup and teeth cleaning every six months is preventative care that is going to reduce the chance of bigger problems. Plus, not only is a root canal one of the most dreaded dental procedures, root canals cost a lot of money, anywhere from $700-$900 per tooth. Don’t forget dental insurance while you’re at it.

 

Pay off student loans

 

What happens if you default on your student loans and act like they don’t exist? You get into further debt which will haunt you down the line. Friends of mine had $20,000 in student loan combined when they were in their 20s. That debt increased to $90,000 before they reached 50 years old. Now, they cannot buy a house because they defaulted on their loans. They are intelligent people who made a bad decision.

 

Instead of spending 20 percent of your monthly budget on eating out, put that money toward paying debt, for example. Eliminating any bad financial habits will save you heartache and money in the future. Be honest about any senseless spending problems and remedy them.

 

Tell people you love them

 

Tomorrow is not guaranteed. End a conversation with family or friends with an “I love you.” Waiting too long, responding too late, and refusing to make a commitment are the stuff tragedies are made of. Procrastinating saying those three little words could haunt you down the road of life.

 

Go on vacation

 

Americans are getting better, but still aren’t great about using are their earned vacation time. When is the last time you took your kids to Disneyland or went somewhere with a group of friends? You earned that time off, take it.

 

Check off bucket list items

 

Along the same lines of skipping vacation is neglecting your bucket list. You’re missing out on a big, wide world out there. You only live once. Right? Jump out of an airplane, go to our beautiful national parks, take a trip to a foreign country. The sky is the limit.

 

Clean your house

 

Piles of laundry on the kitchen table, messy bathroom counters, and unmade beds are signs of total chaos. Sometimes there’s not enough time in the day to do daily chores, but slacking off on keeping a tidy house only makes it worse – just like everything else that you put off. Doesn’t it give you a little peace, serenity, and sense of accomplishment after scrubbing, washing and vacuuming everything in your abode?

 

Talk to a professional

 

Sometimes we can’t figure out stuff on our own. For some people, procrastination can be persistent and tremendously disruptive to everyday life. For these individuals, procrastination may be symptomatic of a psychological or neurological disorder, such as ADHD. You may feel a lot better about yourself if you talk to a professional third party, so don’t delay.

 

Study for tests

 

College students are notorious procrastinators. Psychologist William J. Knaus estimated that 90 percent of students procrastinate; 25 percent are chronic procrastinators and usually the ones who drop out of college.

 

This goes for writing papers, too. After realizing how super stressful it is to write a paper four hours before it’s due, you vow to break the cycle of procrastination for good. Oops, I did it again!

 

In the words of motivational speaker Jim Rohn, “There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tonnes.”

By Melissa Davidson

Author Bio

Melissa Davidson is a freelance writer based in Boise, Idaho. She has a B.A. in Journalism and is a former newspaper reporter. Melissa frequently writes about physical and mental health, education and business. When she’s not hovering over a keyboard, she can be found riding and running in the foothills of her city. You can find Melissa on Twitter @madtris.