The Language of Scarcity
Just a few hours ago, I was having another great conversation with my friend and colleague, Elizabeth Tull. Many of you that know me know that I am also collaborating with Dr. Ivan Misner, the founder and CEO of Business Network Int'l, on the Social Capital & Networking Community, my other favorite topic. Ivan often talks about listening for the language of referrals -- certain words and phrases that let you know an opportunity for a referral is coming up.
Elizabeth and I were talking about the LIG group coaching session we just completed last night and it got me thinking, what if there is a language around scarcity? What words or phrases might be indicators that you or someone you are interacting with is stuck in a scarcity mindset?
Here are a couple I've come up with:
- I should have done . . .
- When I get x, then I'll have y . . .
- I wonder if . . .
What phrases or words come into your mind when you're scared, anxious, or worried?
Building on the awareness theme of the quote of the week, awareness is the first step in the Living Into Greatness process. When we are aware of the words that trigger our scarcity thinking, then we can do something about it.
Or not. Up to you.