Don’t Hedge

You are slowing yourself down

hedge – limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions.

There are plenty of great uses for “hedging.” Restrictions can help our thinking, our skills, or our resources.

With that said, stop hedging your language.

Every time you start with the word “kinda,” sprinkle your sentence with “like,” or saying “um” you are hedging how you speak. When our brains hear it, they hear a lack of confidence, even if you are sure of yourself. Those words get in your way.

Let’s speed it up :-).