Recover From Stuttering - Set Up Your New M O

Newsletter 18: August 2011

(Modus operandi (plural modi operandi) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as "mode of operating". The term is used to describe someone's habits or manner of working, their method of operating or functioning. In English, it is frequently shortened to M.O.) Wikipedia.

The single most significant reason that people fail in maintaining their fluency is simply 'the way they think'.

How many times have you decided resolutely to change something about yourself and go all out and head strongly towards that goal? How many times have you had success long term? If your answer to these questions is “Yes, I have often had a desire to change something about myself and no, despite the initial effort, it has rarely lasted long term,” then you join the majority of people. Failing to maintain fluency using a technique that you know works, is no different.

You need plenty of effort and consistency to establish and maintain change!

To successfully change ourselves for the better, we need to lay down a new pattern of behaviour. That becomes our modified ‘M O’, or how we operate as individuals. How we run our lives is up to us. We set in place the patterns of behaviour that are suitable and comfortable to us.

If you were to ask an elderly man what he did on a day-to-day basis, the answer would probably show many repeated patterns in his daily existence. Why does he do these things repeatedly? Because he is comfortable with his life and with the daily patterns he has established. He has been doing these things in such a way for so long, that he doesn’t even have to think about it anymore. The old fellow even goes for a two kilometre walk every morning at 6.00am, summer and winter. He started walking in the mornings when he was 20 and loved it, so he kept it up, and now he wouldn’t miss it.

If maintaining good fluency and managing your stutter is highly important to you, then set up patterns of behaviour that ensure there is solid change in your M O. If you have completed an effective fluency course designed to manage your stutter, such as the Ezy-Speech program, then you understand the patterns you have to set in place in order to achieve fluency. Establishing a pattern of behaviour to ensure that you use good fluency technique whenever you speak will bring about a life-change that leads to easy management of your stutter. A life without the tiresome hassle of stuttering is worth striving for.

Are you ready to set up your new fluency M O? With effort and consistency you can successfully establish and maintain fluent behaviour.

Ezy-Speech Affirmation of the Month


I have all the discipline, desire and willingness that I need to reach my goal of maintaining fluency. This is important to me. I have the vitality, enthusiasm and openness that I need to accomplish this goal.

The Ezy-Speech Team

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