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The Four Words You Need

I hope you neither misread nor misinterpreted the title here. One, this post is more than four words, and two, if you think it’s about four-letter words, this is probably the wrong blog for you. I’m talking about words you need to know. Not the ‘nice to know’ ones like adventitious and prolific, or the entirely optional ones like dactylomegaly and naiad. And not the ones that are useful to know, which pretty much covers the rest of any language. I mean the ones you need to keep on the tip of your tongue, whether you’re dealing with a personal relationships or strictly business. Not because they help you win or anything like that, but because they are just so darn useful when all you want to do is get past roadblocks. There are plenty of roadblocks in life, and sometimes words are what keep them stuck in place, impeding progress by getting in everyone’s way. Those are the words that cause confusion about how to work together. Consider, for instance, the ultimate conversation-stopper, …