Today’s episode features word expert and literary talent Dani Katz. Dani teaches us all about language: how we use it, how we abuse it, and how it can be a powerful tool for shaping not only people’s perception of us, but the perception of ourselves.
This episode includes:
Dani describes her morning routine and why she wakes up when most are still sleeping
Swimming 50 laps: how a broken leg lead Dani to her new favorite exercise and mind release
Learning to be alone with ourselves and the advice Dani has for people who have anxiety about diving into their thoughts
Dani talks about her experience in journalism and interning at CNN
Too sensitive for the weight of the world: how Dani struggled working in the news industry
Dani and Jen discuss why every word truly matters
How we can use words to help -- and sometimes sabotage -- ourselves
Dani and Jen discuss why saying “I’m not afraid” is worse than saying “I am courageous”.
Quantum Languaging and evaluating our speech: what words to never say and why
Jen talks about her use of the words “actually” and “sorry”, and why she’s trying to stop them
Dani tells us why its just as important to evaluate the how we speak to ourselves as is to evaluate how we speak to others
The reason Dani sometimes rejects apologies
Dani gives us tools to recognize and reframe negative self talk
Speed round: the big things Dani wants to do next
You can learn more about Dani Katz here and grab a copy of her book here!