Are you living in the here and now?

June 7, 2017 Leave a Comment


The present.

It’s here. Right now.

Chancy. Unplanned. Awkward.

Life is lived in the here and now. The present is vivid, it’s close, it’s intimate. It’s safe, or unsafe. Everything happens in the present.

So why, when you communicate, when you tell stories, do you speak in the past? It’s the human fall back position. The past is something we digest and learn from. It’s safe and viewed from a distance.

An influence-based conversation is most powerful when told in the present. Take notice that many of the top books, songs, and magazine articles are written in the present tense.

Today’s exercise – When you write stories or share ideas, speak only in the present tense. It feels awkward. Persevere. If you need some examples read Mass Influence, or the Hunger Games. Or listen to Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars or Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. And as you speak in the present, notice how riveted people are when you speak.


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Teresa de Grosbois is the #1 International Bestselling author of  Mass Influence, 4X Best selling author, International Speaker and the Founder of the Evolutionary Business Council and Co-Founder of the Global Influence Summit.

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