End of story

My kid has taken up a new catch phrase. It’s so awesome that I’m starting to pepper it into my daily interactions with people.

It all started with the season finale of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. If you’ve never seen it, the long and short of it is that these ninjas (made of Legos) are trying to defeat Lord Garmadon and his stone army (also made of Legos). So the whole season leads up to this one final gargantuan battle in which the Green Ninja faces off with Lord Garmadon. Right before the fighting starts, the Green Ninja says very slowly and forcefully to the bad guy:

THIS. ENDS. NOW.

Since that episode aired, my kid has been going around randomly saying THIS. ENDS. NOW. whenever something doesn’t go his way.

It’s quite hilarious.

And easy to make it work in your own life.

Let me give you an example of how I used it to my advantage yesterday.

I was challenged to a Beyblade battle by my kid. He’s had a lot more practice than me letting those babies rip. So I figured I’d need to at least equal the playing field if I was ever going to have a shot at victory.

So what did I do? Right before we released our Beyblades into the stadium, I looked him right in the eye and said: THIS. ENDS. NOW. Yeah, he might have laughed. But it was an uncomfortable laugh. Just uncomfortable enough to show me that I’d managed to get in his head.

Victory was mine.

Try it at home, at the office, at the gym, anywhere you could use a slight advantage. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

 

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