Once I had a deep discussion with a buddy of mine.
Why do tacos cost more than burritos?
It’s the same stuff, just put together differently.
We concluded that tacos take more labor per weight than burritos, so they cost a little bit more.
If you happen to go down to your grocery store, take a look at all the different kinds of pasta.
Not the whole dish, the dry pasta that you need to boil and mix with other stuff.
Most people can name a couple off the top of their head.
Spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna, etc.
But what’s really different about it? Same stuff, just different shapes.
Yet just a slight change in shape can make a dramatic effect on the outcome.
If all you ate was spaghetti, it would get pretty boring. But when you start to play around with the different dry pasta, you’ll probably start playing around with different sauces.
Pretty soon you can come up with some interesting and delicious combinations.
Once upon a time there was this “belief” that a human couldn’t run a mile in under four minutes.
But as soon as the first guy proved it was possible, a whole bunch of other guys started doing it.
It’s funny how our limitations keep us locked up in more ways than one.
It’s also pretty interesting that once you make very tiny changes, they can lead to dramatic results.
Once you realize it’s OK to do something different, you’ll start doing other things differently.
And when you start trying other things differently, you’ll start getting different results. Better results. Which will hopefully motivate you to try even MORE things differently.
Proving to yourself that those limitations are really just imaginary nonsense.
One of the simplest ways to change the way you do things is change the way you talk.
Just like spaghetti and burritos, by changing the STRUCTURE of your language, rather than the CONTENT, you’ll start to have some amazing impacts on others.
No need to reinvent yourself. No need to go out and get a bunch of “experiences” just to seem more interesting.
By changing HOW you talk, not WHAT you talk about, you can become more magnetic, more charismatic, and much more effective.
Think of two restaurants. One that sells only spaghetti. And one that sells all KINDS of pasta.
Which would you rather eat at?
Whether you want to build a relationship, enhance an existing one, make more money, get a better job, all you need to do is change HOW you communicate rather than worrying about the CONTENT of your communication.
This means that what’s inside your head, right here, right now, is sufficient. Just figure out to present it in the best way, and you’re set.