Find Your Power Word

Friday, 08 October 2010   |   Creativity Challenges

What is a power word?

A power word is a word that has great effect to the person hearing or reading it.  There are many general power words such as:

  • accelerated
  • focused
  • defined
  • etc

The problem is that these are general power words. They are strong but they probably don't move you when you come across them.

This week we're going to find not general power words but your power word.  A word that is really powerful and special to you.

For instance,  our power word is


Awesome is a powerful word.  Just try and say it without a feeling of awe and excitement coming over you.  Whenever I use it I can't help but have the expression show in my voice and my face and that same energy is conveyed to others.


How to find Your Power Word

How you find your power word will be different for everyone.  Here are some general pointers though:

  • Think about what areas are important to you.  Is it leadership,  creation,  achievement etc
  • Think about what specific aspects you enjoy doing the most
  • Think about what words convey that feeling and action in the most powerful way
  • Say the words out loud and think about how they feel to you


What to do with these words once you've discovered them?

Once you've discovered these words.  Use them to your advantage. 

Use them in your discussions with others.  They will increase you passion and this will encourage others to get behind your cause.

Use them in self talk to motivate and energise yourself.  Use them everywhere and notice what a difference it makes.


Remember to check back next Friday when our next Creativity Challenge will be released.

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