BECAUSE, YOU SAID SO!!!
Chew on this:
Which of the following three sentences is most likely to get you a raise?
a. Boss, I’ll quit if I don’t get a raise.
b. Boss, I need a raise now, please …[and do dig deep].
c. Boss, I need a raise, because life is expensive and I’m worth it.
Using “because,” can significantly improve your odds of getting what you want, because people are more likely to do things when you say “because,” simply because people like to have reasons for doing what they do!
Why do I tell you this and what connection does ‘because’ have to Permanent Fat Removal?
I tell you this, because I hear you using “because” quite a bit and you may not realize that you are unleashing the power of because on yourself to justify that piece of cake. You are selling yourself on the notion that you need that piece of cake. And when you do eat it … congratulations you’ve just made that sale!
More to YOUR point, here are a couple of examples of what y’all have said to me in private sessions, group tele-talks, in e-mails this past week.
“I’m going to a party and will eat whatever the hostess prepares, because I don’t want to hurt her feelings.”
“I’m taking the day off from exercising, because rain is predicted.”
“I’ll do the mental-cises later, because I am in a crunch for time.”
Because is a mighty powerful convincer!
Because introduces a direct reason to your mind. Your mind loves order and even if your ‘because’ could be challenged …
i.e. with regard to going to the party and eating whatever you like … “How do you know that the hostess’s feelings will be hurt? What would happen if you spoke to her before the dinner and requested the sauce on the side?” … your ‘because’ is all your mind needs to hear. Because your mind seeks reason and order and ‘because’ delivers justification.
This one single word gives you reason to believe, to accept, to justify, to do what you want.
Spread the word … NOT the icing! (because I said so!!!)
Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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About Our Lady Of Weightloss"Janice Taylor is a 'kooky genius'"
~ O, The Oprah Magazine
Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
Books By Janice:
- The 3 Deadliest Weight Loss Words
- Take a Bach Break. Lose Weight… Sometimes it’s just that simple!
- Morning Chew: The Epictetus Cure
- Weighty Confession: Pass the Yankee Doodle
- From Fidgeting to Fornicating: 8 Ways to Burn 100 Calories
- VLOG: Travel Weight Loss 101: 9 Travel Tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss
- Self-Care : Selfish? Self-Indulgent? Necessary?
- #Imperfectionism vs. Perfectionism : To Banish Imperfections Is to Destroy Expression
- Listen and Lose !!! Sometimes it’s just that simple …
- 10 Simple Steps: How to Survive a Tough Day