Balance Cubed

Episode 15: "Negative Self-Speech"

June 22, 2022 Joe Clementi Season 1 Episode 15
Balance Cubed
Episode 15: "Negative Self-Speech"
Show Notes

Don’t be a victim of negative self-speak. The words you say aloud can be powerful allies or powerful weapons.

How many times do we use throw away words? Like Statements “I’m so stupid” , “how can I be so dumb?”, or “I’m such a procrastinator”.

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On Episode 15 we’re discussing Negative Speak. The impact of the words we speak out loud.

Be aware of the words you use out loud. Be specific about the words you use to describe your setbacks

Earlier in life, it is convenient to excuse poor decisions by labeling them and myself.

Before there were SME who educated us on the power of the words we speak.

I would used derogatory and at times defamatory language to define my own mistakes.

Those choice words like weights around my mindset.

Those burdens literally weighing down perspectives limiting potential. I was living into the person I was verbally describing.

What’s the power of negative words spoken aloud?

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There’s and old axiom that says “the words you speak become the house you live in.”

How often do we allow our fear to manifest and stop our progress ? Words misspoken aloud changes our outcome before we even begin.

Study’s proved that when we speak negative words they release stress and anxiety-inducing hormones.

Some of us are in the habit of using the same negative words over and over again out of habit. The problem is that the more we hear, read, or speak a word or phrase, the more the spoken word power it has over us.

Our 5 practical applications for the power of positive speak

1. When we speak we should speak with mindfulness, in a way to solidify peace and compassion in our characters.
2. Write out affirmations and speak them aloud.
3. Observe your communication. Interrupt the patterns of negative self speak.
4. Being disciplined on the words you when speaking to and about yourself. By considering the powerful force of language.
5. ask yourself what you are thinking. The quality of your thoughts are in direct proportions to the quality of your questions!

This is because the brain uses repetition to learn, searching for patterns and consistency as a way to make sense of the world around us.

Don’t take my word for it!

In their jointly written book, Words Can Change Your Brain, Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert Waldman, a communications expert state, “a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.”


“WORDS CAN INSPIRE. AND WORDS CAN DESTROY. CHOOSE YOURS WELL.”