According to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. Provocative adj. adj \pr?-?vä-k?-tiv\ : serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate.
What do you have to offer that provokes change?
What do you do that excites yourself and others?
How do you stimulate your mind and the mindsets of others to act and think differently?
Are you Provocative?
The new question is, “Is it provocative? If it’s not provocative then what is it about? Why should I buy? Why should I attend?, Why should I invest?, Why should I call you? Why should I speak up? Why? Why? Why?
The opposite of provocative is repressive. Repressive means that there is some sort of bondage, restraining and inhibiting of your mental freedom.
Have you ever thought about how the people you come in contact with feel when they speak to you, visit your blog or website, read your messages, consult with you, etc. Let’s look at some power players:
Iyanla Vanzant - provocative or repressive? Provocative. She stimulates those she comes in contact with; she excites women and men to stand up for themselves.
Donald Trump- provocative or repressive? Hmmm this is a good one. I would say Repressive. He is all about himself, yes he build some provocative properties, but in my opinion he surrounds himself with provocative individuals especially women. Ahem, excuse me for that low blow.
The Kardashians- provocative or repressive? Hmmm this is a tough one. If we go according to Kim alone we could say image provocative for men maybe, for women, not quite excited about her. Not quite clear about her positive message to the world. The other two…hmmm, I will let you decide. My vote would be repressive.
Floyd Mayweather- provocative or repressive? easy one…Provocative. He challenges those around him, he constantly challenges himself. He stimulates those on the outside of the ring to come with your best shot or don’t come at all. That is provocative.
Okay I know you can think of a few others, but here is just some off the top of my head…here is the trick question.
Lucinda Cross- provocative or repressive?
What about you are you provocative or repressive? Do you stimulate those you come in contact with or do you hold back so therefore those around you are holding back? What about your business message, your mission, your 10sec pitch, your brand, your website, your title, your book, your products.
Let’s get it right this time around. Next time you have an intelligent conversation, make a business or life decision, buy that next power suit or dress (I’m not talking about that black dress on sale that shows everything but the veins in your body) make sure it’s provocative. If not, just keep your ears open and your mouth shut until you start exciting yourself enough to excite and uplift, empower, and inspire others.
Keep your eyes open for a 24 hour special called “It’s Provocative”. This is an opportunity for only 10 activators to speak with me personally, pick my brain and nail down a strategy for the next level in creating a provocative lifestyle.