91: Words or Weapons


Your words create your reality. Be aware of the words you say to yourself every day, consciously or unconsciously. You are happy or sad, productive or frustrated, growing or stuck, rich or poor because of the language you use in your daily self-talk.


  • “The pen is mightier than the sword.” 0:33
  • Quote from novelist and playwright, Edward Bulwer Lytton. 0:41
  • I’m launching an additional short weekly episode of Change Your Story, Change Your Life. 0:55
  • This new format is called One Word Story. 1:13
  • Words shape your reality. 1:35
  • A variation on “the pen is mightier than the sword.” 1:55
  • Variation was said by Robert Burton in “The Anatomy of Melancholy,” written in the early 17th century. 2:06
  • Burton’s variation: “A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.” 2:15
  • How often do you hurt yourself with your words? 2:35
  • We will explore a different word in each short episode. 2:50
  • You will become aware of the multiple meanings of the words you use. 2:56
  • Learn and apply the Giggle Test. 3:16
  • Sometimes, a great compliment can make you uncomfortable. 3:21
  • We all have great potential talent. 4:25
  • Final thought: You can either lead or be led. 4:37
  • You can’t truly lead unless you read. 4:45
  • There are no reasons for not reading, only excuses. 5:51
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About the author, Louis

Louis Di Bianco is a stage, film, and TV actor. He teaches acting and improvisation to professional actors as well as business people who want more clarity, confidence, and power in their communication.

Louis will help you develop your innate storytelling skills and achieve greater influence and persuasiveness in your business and your life.

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