Do your emails consist of a lot of justs, sorrys, thinks and feels?
These seemingly harmless little words can actually strip you of your assertiveness.
We use these words that Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big, calls ‘shrinkers’ as qualifiers which hint to the person you are writing to that you are unsure of what you are saying, lessening their confidence in your ideas.
Unsure of whether you use them? Try downloading the free Gmail app JustNotSorry, which will highlight every word and phrase such as ‘does this make sense?’, or ‘I’m just thinking, actually…’ and help you catch them before you fire ‘send’.
You might be surprised at how often the little critters pop up.