Be it written or spoken, language is a dominant force. No human being can exist without communicating in one way or another. We all have plenty to say and a story to share; however, what matters just as much as the story itself is the way we tell it. True leaders have a balance. They’re personable and know how to share their story in a way that you can easily relate to. They are also more genuine. You’ll know that on their journey to success, they struggled with failures and uncertainty along the way.
So, what’s one of the common, but often unnoticed, habits of the most influential people? They say “I” less often. “I” is a pronoun used so frequently that we barely notice it anymore. It’s necessary when we share our thoughts and facts about ourselves, but there comes a point where this common phrase can become obtrusive and annoying, driving away both business partnerships and friends.