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+.

 

 

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

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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.

 

 

A List Of 6 Positive Quotes To Start Your Day!

 

Positive Quotes

 

Low motivation is expressed in several ways. Maybe you never feel like getting out of bed, no matter what exciting things you have planned. Or maybe you just don’t feel like making plans anymore. Watch out! Giving in to the ease of sleeping in or staying at home all day will set you on a dangerous path.

Below are a few motivating and positive quotes / words you should look at first thing in the morning. This List Of 6 Positive Quotes just might help you to set the mood for the day.

 

  1. “What We Do Today Is What Matters Most”—Buddha

It can be easy to dwell on the past, with all its mistakes and frustrations. However, yesterday is not an excuse for messing up today. It’s what you do now that will matter further on.

 

  1. Persevere!

Sometimes, just having this word etched out in bold, bright colors can uplift your mood. A student studying for exams could very well get his ambitious juices flowing when he sees this emblazoned across his walls. You can paint it directly on your wall, or simply hang it up in as large and bold a font as you can manage.

 

  1. “A Bend In The Road Is Not The End Of The Road…Unless You Fail To Make The Turn.” ― Helen Keller

Helen Keller is a beacon of light for all those who feel they are at a disadvantage. There simply cannot be a much bigger disadvantage than not being able to see or hear. This quote of hers makes one realize that we should not mistake a problem as the end of the world.

It’s not going to be a problem unless and until we make it so. If we utilize the ‘bend’ in the road by learning from our mistakes, we can safely move on with our journey.

 

  1. “Be Patient With Yourself. Self-Growth Is Tender; It’s Holy Ground. There’s No Greater Investment.” — Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey is one of the most influential and known self-help writers today. His advice is thus an injection of passivity that could motivate you no matter how early it is.

If one thinks about it, it is just as important to be kind to yourself as it is to treat other people well. In fact, staying positive and motivated is just the same as taking care of yourself. Looking at your persona growth process as sacred is quite a motivating thought, which can spur you on to achieve your fullest potential.

Additionally, this quote would hopefully inspire a person to look upon each obstacle in their day as an investment in themselves, rather than a hassle.

 

  1. “The Difference Between Ordinary And Extraordinary Is That Little Extra.” –Jimmy Johnson

Very often, we dream of doing more with our lives than the usual humdrum routine. At times, however, it may be difficult to go on. Some days, you may feel like you’re hitting your head against a wall. This quote just may change your mental outlook on things. Giving a little extra is, after all, what would spur you on to success in our chosen field. In case you want to break away and do your own thing, the need for that extra still remains.

 

  1. “People Often Say That Motivation Doesn’t Last. Well, Neither Does Bathing — That’s Why We Recommend It Daily.” — Zig Ziglar

We eat, and then we feel hungry. So we make sure to eat at least three times a day. It’s not such a big deal then if we run out of motivation even a few times a week.

A little bit of humor goes a long way. Whenever you feel like complaining in the morning, reading this quote can bring a satisfied smile to your face. And then hopefully make your day a little brighter. We’ve all felt like all the motivation in the world is not enough for us, but one should realize that everything is finite anyway.

 

Wrapping Up…

Those who don’t motivate themselves when needed can sometimes fall into depression. At the very least, achieving their goals become a difficult and troublesome task, instead of the beautiful journey it should be.

Reading some positive words first thing every day can hopefully wake you up even more than your coffee. Here’s hoping the quotes’ above work out for you!

 

Author Bio

Jenna Burton is a Yoga Instructor and a Pro Educator. Being an education expert, she lends her professional services to students who want to buy dissertation online. She is passionate about good food, and sports. You can get connected with her on Facebook.