Mastering Creator Language

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Mastering Creator Language

Mastering Creator Language

WHAT IS CREATOR LANGUAGE? - Creator Language is used to take responsibility for a situation to produce a positive outcome with a good course of action that leads to success- it differs from Victim language which is used to focus on weaknesses, making excuses and blaming others.

Are YOU a Creator?

~Research~"Narcissism has risen 30% among college students since 1979, and studies show their self-confidence is at an all-time high." In the working world, adults seem to blame each other rather than owning up to their actions.This is where Creator Language comes into play. Instead of professionals feeling like they may be too perfect to make mistakes- they should take responsibility for their mistakes and actions instead. If college students begin to set the example of using cretor language while in school, it is a useful tool to bring to the working enviornment(Tavris and Aronson).

One Student's Story: ~Sara Flores~ (Please scroll down to read) During my first semester in college, I was struggling with self confidence. I graduated high school with honors on 3 or more classes. Now here I was at a university that will give me just what I need to move forward in life. I decide I am taking 17 units and I will be part of a club. Well, it wasn’t at all what I thought it would be. I was pressured by the amount of work I was getting and it made me stress out and want to run away. However, that was not the right answer. I looked to see what better options I had, and that’s when I figured that my On Course class was just what I needed. This class was only worth one unit so I rarely paid attention to the book. The quotes “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” (Oliver Wendell Homes) and “The way you use words has a tremendous impact on the quality of your life. Certain words are destructive; others are empowering.” (Susan Jeffers) are what made me realize what I was missing on. The answer to my questions and the advice I needed was right in front of me all this time. The biggest lesson I learned from On Course was to speak “creators language”. When before I would’ve blamed, complain, tried, given up or predict defeat. I was now speaking solutions, improvement, accepting responsibility and turning complaints into request. Changing my victim language for that of a creator definitely encouraged me to speak up for myself. Instead of blaming my professors for my low scores, I went to speak to them and found what I had been doing wrong and I was able to fix it. Creative language allowed me to work for myself and make a better living in whatever situation I went through.

Creator Language in Action!

Victims I’m terrible in this subject.CreatorsI find this course challenging so I’ll start a study group and ask more questions in class.

VictimsI’m too shy to ask questions in class even when I’m confused.CreatorsEven though I am shy, I can visit the professor during office hours or talk to a TA after class.

Sources: Aronson, Elliot and Travis, Carol. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why we Jusitfy Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decsions, and Hurtful Acts. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007. Text.Colorful Arrow Street Signs. Digital image. Www.123rf.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.Downing, Skip. On Course. Edition 7th. Lyn Uhl. MA, Boston: 20 Channel Center Street 2012. Text.

Presentation was made by: Elizabeth Rojas, Victoria Whitford, Sara Flores, Joshua Lourence, and Jocelynn Galvez

Get Involved with Creator Language!You choose which statement uses creator or victim language! 1. My professor just can't teach, that's why I'm failing.A. Creator B. Victim 2. Sorry I can't go out tonight, I have to study for my mid term.A. Creator B. Victim3. My car isn't working, I'll take the bus instead so I don't miss class.A. Creator B. Victim 4. I woke up late and I don't have enough time to get ready so I guess I won't go to class today.A. Creator B. VictimAnswers: BAAB

Show the world what a Creator looks like!

Tips for YOU!(follow these, and you'll be a pro at mastering creator language!) 1. Take ownership of the situation2. Plan and take actions to improve the situation. (Skip Downing)


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