• Curt Mercadante

Language is a creative act

Over on The Authority Brand Podcast, today we released my interview with Mandy Cavanaugh.

Mandy is author of the new bestseller, F*ck the Glass Ceiling: Start at the Top (and Stay There) as a Feminine Entrepreneur.

Head on over to the podcast or listen here:

But here I do want to highlight this excellent quote from Mandy:

"People need to be aware of what they're speaking into existence" because language is "a creative act."

Words matter.

And the stories we tell ourselves and others manifest as reality.

Earlier this week, I interviewed Doug Thompson for the podcast (coming up in a next month), and we discussed these stories. In his TEDx talk (see below), Doug talks about our "inner bully" and how that bully (he's named his bully, "Simon," after Simon Cowell from American Idol) can tell us stories that manifest doubt, scarcity, and stagnation.

So, yes, language is absolutely a creative act, and the words we create determine the actions we take.

What language are you using with yourself and those around you?

Are you letting your inner bully push yourself -- and those around you -- around? Or are you, as Doug joked, giving your bully a "time out" so you can allow your creativity to flow?

Here's Doug's TEDx talk:

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