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Bad News Eradicator Exercise #3



The Bad News Eradicator, a continuing Executive Action life-changing feature will show you how to avoid non-communication, debates, arguments, anger and contention in your speaking, writing and your life. This life-changing exercise begins with the eradication of negative language, phrases and statements.

Here’s why:

  • Negative language is the most toxic communication we can create.
  • Negative language accounts for all divisiveness, distortion, dissention, contention, anger, wars, divorces… you get the idea.
  • Negative language is non-communication.
  • Negative language is destructive.
  • Negative language causes defensiveness (yours).
  • Negative language drives communication out of control.
  • Negative language causes intellectual deafness (once you say no, the conversation is over).
  • Negative language fails to bring closure.
  • Negative language simply fails to achieve victory.
  • Negative language weighs more (is more memorable) than positive language.

If you want to have a truly better life, and help others have better lives themselves, you need to learn how to eradicate negative language from everything that you do. Everyone you know will notice, and like it. Each month this section will provide up to two dozen translations of negative phrases, statements and ideas into positive statements ideas and concepts. The fact is, being positive the way we’re talking here, will change your life dramatically and permanently. It’s a personal discipline. Good luck. And welcome to a better life.

For a more complete discussion of the power of positive language, see, “The Ingredients of Leadership.”

You can Download the Bad News Eradicator Worksheet PDF to begin translating your negative language into positive equivalent statements.

By: James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, Fellow IABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, BEPS Emeritus, America’s Crisis Guru

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