Sticks and stones may break my bones, and words really can hurt me.

Many of us grew up saying a slightly different version of the previous phrase asserting that words could not hurt us.

However, we now know that words are building blocks for our self-image and personal expectations. Our words create worlds.

The English language contains 62% negative emotional words and only 38% positive emotional words. So, choose your words carefully.

Be intentional about what you say to others.  Just as importantly, intentionally speak positive words to yourself.

Korn Ferry Institute study found that 65 percent of female CEOs from large companies realized they could be a CEO only after someone told them they could be a CEO. Words matter!

Speak words of strength, opportunity, kindness and appreciation to bring out the best in yourself and others.

Create a better world with your words today.