Tips & Talk 11 – Take the Two Word Challenge with Me

The Two Word ChallengeTake the 2 Word Challenge! By eliminating these two words from your vocabulary, you’ll become a stronger, more purposeful communicator and create an achievability mindset.

People are more likely to listen to what you have to say and you’ll be seen as more professional too.

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Hi there.

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I see that you made it over to the new tips

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and talk portion of the podcast.

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These are bite-sized topics that I pull from community questions and

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things that I'm observing in the world of handmade small business.

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I'm going to call this the two word challenge by eliminating

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these words from your vocabulary.

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You're going to communicate in a much stronger and purposeful way,

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and you're also going to have a mindset of achievability and

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what's possible versus a defeatist mindset.

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Why do this first off people are going to listen to

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you more.

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Have you ever felt like you've insane something,

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and either you can tell nobody's listening because they're looking away

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or they didn't get what you were talking about.

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Possibly it's because of the words that you're using.

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So the ability to have people really pay attention to what

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you're talking about is one of the results here.

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You'll also be seen as more of a professional by the

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manner in which you're communicating.

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And the really cool thing about eliminating these two words too,

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is that as you communicate out in the way that I'm

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going to share with you,

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you also feel it internally.

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So even though you're giving out a stronger presence,

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you're also giving back to yourself,

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heightened confidence.

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Let's dive in right now to the first word.

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The word I want you to remove from your vocabulary is

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just take this out of your vocabulary.

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99% of the time,

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if you're doing,

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let's say an email and you say as the first line,

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and I do this all the time and I have to

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catch myself.

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If you say,

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I just wanted to pop in here to tell you,

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and then whatever it is that you're saying by adding that

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word just you've already diminished the value of what you're trying

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to say.

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It's like,

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you're saying,

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oh, I'm so sorry.

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I don't mean to interrupt you.

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This really isn't that important.

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I just have one little thing to tell you.

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Instead, what I want you to do is get to the

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topic. Here's another example,

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just a quick announcement reminding you that we're all getting together

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this afternoon at four hope you can join us.

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Instead of saying that we're just get to the announcement.

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So exciting.

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Remember, we're getting together at four.

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Can't wait to see you.

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Then it puts so much more strengthened value to the topic

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versus adding that word in.

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Just now having said that there are a couple of times

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when just does make sense to use,

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like think of the Nike tagline.

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Just do it when you use just in that way,

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you're putting a significance on it.

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Time-wise just do it.

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So it actually adds strength in that.

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Or when you want to say something like in a recipe

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or something you say add just a pinch of sugar,

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they are,

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you're saying the extreme is small.

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So at Nike you're saying powerful,

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just do it big.

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And then in a recipe you're saying Jost,

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a pinch of sugar,

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smaller, those extremes,

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the word justice.

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Great. But in communication generally,

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when you're making a statement and you put just in there,

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you diminish the importance in the value.

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By eliminating this word,

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you are creating more powerful,

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stronger, and personable communication.

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The second word ready for it.

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The second word I want you to eliminate is the word.

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Can't see the problem with the word.

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Can't automatically sets up in your mind,

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a failure.

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You're unconsciously positioning yourself that you're not going to be able

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to achieve something.

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And I honestly hear this all the time from people and

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I don't think they really recognize what they're doing.

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And again,

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I'm going to say,

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I've done this to myself too.

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I'm not just saying it because I'm so good at it.

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I'm saying it because I'm recognizing it.

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And I catch myself doing it too.

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Here's an example.

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I can't understand all the tech stuff.

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You know,

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people will say tech messes me up,

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or I can't get that.

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Or you know,

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all these excuses with the word can't instead think about saying,

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I'll find a way to manage and whatever that technical problem

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is because let's face it in this day and age,

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there are always ways to figure things out.

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There's Google.

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You can hire somebody real quick on a website like Fiverr

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for just a few dollars to fix something that you need

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fixed. You could talk to someone in your local chamber who

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has the expertise.

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Yeah. You might pay them a couple of dollars,

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but you can turn those can'ts to Cannes.

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Another example of cant could be can't build a website because

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I don't have the money.

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So you're already making an assumption that you can't do something

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versus I know I need a website and I'll research what

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my options are to make this happen.

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See how much more opportunistic that sounds than automatically saying you

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can't. I think lots of times we add the word can't

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into our vocabulary because we don't know what those options are

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out there.

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And in the case of a website,

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there are so many options.

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You don't have to hire a designer and spend thousands of

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dollars to get an online presence where you can sell your

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products. When we say can't it virtually takes you out of

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the game psychologically.

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And the sad thing is we've done it to ourself.

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While you can say,

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can't someone else is finding out a way to say can

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and are passing you by whether it's creating your product and

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selling your product.

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Whether it's establishing a website,

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whether it's starting your business in the first place.

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I want to know if you're willing to accept this challenge

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with me,

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we are going to eliminate these two words from our vocabulary,

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as much as possible.

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And to do this,

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you have to do it consciously.

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So just get rid of it from speaking from emails everywhere,

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your communication will be so much more powerful and you will

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only listen to,

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and can't get that out of your vocabulary because you're limiting

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your own thinking by using that word can't are you with

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me? Are you accepting my challenge?

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If so,

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jump over to Instagram.

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I'm at gift biz on rapt.

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And let me know in the DMS that you're doing the

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challenge, right alongside me,

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eliminate these two words.

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Watch for them.

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Catch it before you do it,

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adjust how you're saying things.

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And honestly,

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it might just change your life.

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That's a wrap.

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I may get to the point kind of girl.

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And this is what you can expect from these quick midweek

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sessions. Now it's your turn.

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Go out and fulfill that dream of yours.

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Share your handmade products with us.

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We want them,

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