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This Word Might Destroy Your Advice To A Coworker

August 25, 2017

Words are influential; awesome conversations between your coworkers are built on the right words.

You might not inherently negate your coworker’s conversation topics (worries or work concerns), but with advice tagged by the wrong words you are. Some words you’ll need to stray away from. Try “just” for example. We’ll show you what we mean:

Need a pay raise? Just go ask for one. Need a car that won’t drive into a new problem every other week? Just save for a new one. Dying for that so-much-needed vacation from work? Just use some PTO.

Feels a little counterintuitive, huh?

Don’t accidentally invalidate your own advice. Using “just” says, “It’s easy. What’s the problem?” That’s more than likely not your aim, either. You want to be helpful, and it’s appropriate that you strengthen your work relationships by doing so. So maybe, leave “just” out of it.

 

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