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The language your mother used

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Today, it is precisely 90 years ago that my mother was born. She passed away about 18 months ago, having lived an eventful, exciting, and fulfilling life. For me, she has always been a great example, and today I’ve posted this message on Facebook about her. However, I wish to address something else, based on my love and passion for words and language, and particularly since – for most of us – your mother has had an infinite influence on your use of language. de taal van je moeder

How does that affect you?

As a child, you haven’t really got an inkling as to what extent your mother influences your use of language and language skills. I got to pay more and more attention to that, though, from a young age. And, when I was 27 years of age, I moved to England to work in the construction industry. Soon after, I discovered an aspect of language that surprised me: I could swear like a sailor – builder’s jargon, I called it. And the scope of builder’s jargon in English is infinitely more extensive than that in Dutch, I can assure you… Swearing meant nothing to me, I was simply adjusting to the language of men… or so I thought. Until one day, when it hit me that there was indeed a difference between swearing in Dutch and swearing in English. I felt no embarrassment swearing in English… yet, I did… to some extent… when swearing in Dutch… What did that mean? From that moment, I started paying more attention to what I said, and why I said what I said. First only verbally, but very shortly after that, also in the written form. I soon discovered that I had ‘borrowed’ a big part – or should I say a substantial part – of my words, phrases, and language from my Mum and my Dad. I wasn’t exactly happy about that, but I was certainly excited about this discovery. Now, I had a choice, you see. Part of my parent’s wording and language was fine to use, I thought. However, not all of it…

Making conscious choices

One thing I then started studying with great interest, was the language my mother was and had been using. She had been trained as a professional kindergarten teacher, and later as a primary school teacher, and later still as a maths teacher. Like no other, she knew how to communicate consciously. Only after I turned 30, did I realise that my Mum hardly ever used negating language… she would say “Saskia, please stop crying” rather than “Don’t cry, Saskia”. When I was really little, obviously… This attention to detail when it comes to wording & language I have been using all of my life. More and more consciously, at that. So, I am really curious to find out how you have experienced this, as the child of your Mum and Dad. Would you share that with me? I would be thrilled to hear that! For now, I am wishing you happy memories about your early years, and the influence your parents have had on your language. Have a look at how this has influenced your blogs and online content, to discover if you have unwittingly taken on your parents’ phrases. Would you like to write highly consciously? Then feel free to e-mail me using my contact form. I would be delighted to support you on your content journey for your business! I’d love to invite you to a free call with me if you are ready and highly motivated to become the Master Chef of Your Blog

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It all revolves around your thoughts


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6 P's for Permanence

The 6 P’s for Permanence


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You are unique


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During all of my entrepreneurial years I have always believed I was unique, in the sense of distinguishing myself from others. As a person, I am also unique, I have always known that and have always been aware of that. Still, I also had a certain belief about my uniqueness, on how unique I was, and why I was unique. And, I thought I had to work for that, I had to do something in order to be unique.

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From test to best


 

Did you know that entrepreneurs are like athletes? They both put themselves to the test and go for the best. Testing can be good, by only so long as it serves you to achieve your best. Not all tests are equal, and not all tests lead to the best results. Certainly when it comes to blogging… because let’s have a look at how blogging can be quite a test for entrepreneurs… Continue reading

The Zen of Resistance


 

I feel blessed to be guiding more and more entrepreneurs to turn their blog into a magic marketing tool. I do this with ultimate pleasure and passion. My blog posts are the ultimate legacy of my lessons learnt, and I love sharing those to pave the way for you to blog in your most authentic voice. To pave the way for you to become totally Zen about business blogging and to experience the Zen in all aspects of writing content for your business. Including the Zen of Resistance. Continue reading