Harnessing the Power of ‘Because’

The one word that will get people to do whatever you ask!

Mary Beth Hazeldine
3 min readJun 1, 2023
Photo by Cristi Ursea on Unsplash

Ever wondered what the magic formula is for getting people to bow to your every whim?

Nope, it’s not casting an enchantment spell or flexing your biceps — it’s way simpler. It’s the word “because.”

Yes, this plain, unsuspecting word is the master manipulator in your linguistic toolkit. But why is “because” the puppet master of persuasion?

When “Because” Becomes the Boss

Picture this: you ask someone to do something, and they do it, just like that. No debate, no mutiny, just pure obedience. Dreamy, right?

This five-letter powerhouse — “because” — can do just that. It can make people nod at your request, march to your tune, and might even open up their wallets a bit wider for you (wink-wink, nudge-nudge). Now, that’s what I call impressive!

The Toddlerhood of “Because”

Let’s step into the time machine and travel back to when we were kids. Remember the sacred parental decree: “Because I said so.”

That’s when we first met our dear friend “because.” It was the golden rule of cause and effect that dictated our young lives, teaching us that if you pull the…



Mary Beth Hazeldine

Chief Inspiration Officer, Spiritual Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, Writer, Chef, Dog Lover, Line Dancer, Ex-Banker, MBA— marybeth@marybethhazeldine.com