Words are mighty things, indeed.We use words to give ourselves names and titles that become identities that we wear as we move through the world: daughter, bookworm, boyfriend, athlete, home-owner, grandparent.

While each of these words carry a significance on their own, when we weave them together into identity statements, they become tools that we use to help us understand ourselves, and help others interpret our being.

Sometimes those are words that we have assigned to ourselves, but often these words, names, and titles are given to us by others. Over time, we let others name us and we begin to wear their interpretation of us as our own.So if you’re looking to reclaim your power in 2014, let’s start with how you talk about yourself.