Three Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Way

Three Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Way

A theme that's coming up again and again with my coaching clients this week: Killer Statements. 

A killer statement is communication that shuts out possibility. It's often dripping with hyperbole, assumptions, and pessimism.

"This is never going to work. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea has lost their mind."

"We've tried this kind of thing before, but it always ends up going badly."  

In a team setting, these kind of statements make it feel unsafe to share ideas and think up crazy, wonderful new things. They close down a culture of curiosity, openness, and possibility.

Many of my clients have been surprised to become aware of how often killer statements come up on an individual level, too—in the messages that we send ourselves about ourselves.

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