Words are far more powerful than many of us realize.

In fact, our entire experience of reality is shaped by words. Try describing anything without words and you’ll see it’s nearly impossible. Reframing and rewriting the words I said to myself and about myself has been one of the biggest ‘ah-ha’ breakthroughs in overcoming my self-imposed limitations and has led to my success in business and life.

This week I received a message from a former client of several years past. I had no idea of the impact I had made. 

“Your hard work and dedication continue to inspire me to become more than I ever dreamed I could. Thank you for pushing me to my limits and beyond. You have inspired me to become not just a better leader, but a better person as well. Together we are better, Bonnie. Have an extraordinary day.”

I’ve always thought when given the opportunity, you should leave people better than where you found them. At times I questioned whether I was doing this enough in my own life.

Being a high touch person who loves to be present with others, this year has been challenging. Our phone and computer screens have been the major touch point in our connection with others.

But it was these words of encouragement in the message that renews my spirit and desire to continue to show up better each day to inspire and share with others. 

Here are my words of encouragement for you:

  •  You’re amazing just the way you are.
  •  You are capable of anything.
  •  Your potential is unlimited.
  •  To somebody out there, you’re the most amazing person in the world.

Pass on the encouragement.

Give somebody in your life some words of encouragement today. It might be your kids, your significant other or the people who work with you. Just do this for one person.

It might make a huge difference in changing the direction of their lives, and yours.


  • Bonnie Milletto

    Motivational Speaker/Emcee, Author, Youth Advocate, Actor/Model, Voice Over Artist

    Drawing from years of experience as an on-camera host and live event hosting, Bonnie is a dynamic personality and highly sought after resource for speaking, event coordination, acting and voice over artistry. Founder/Creator of the Amazing You Empowerment Conference, Bonnie is the published author of 'Dedicated To The Cup, Nine Ways To Improve A Life!' and the most recent guidebook to action for youth and young adults, 'Been There, From Stuck To Unstoppable.' Bonnie is a top media source on personal empowerment, youth challenges and life success. When this best friend, mom, wife and entrepreneur is not on stage or on air, you will find her in her second home - a nature trail exploring a new adventure.