Being Hard On Yourself - EP 64


“The inner critic is hard with us, so we’re going to be harsh with the inner critic.”

—  Julie Greenham


The topic of this episode was actually requested by many of my listeners, and it’s one that I think will be especially helpful to the perfectionists out there: why are we so hard on ourselves... and what can we do about it?


As entrepreneurs and introverts, many of us deal with worries that we’re not good enough. We can tell ourselves things that we would never think of saying to another person! 


Negative self talk is a problem that can have very real and harmful consequences, keeping us from taking advantage of exciting opportunities or taking the vital next steps in our businesses. It can also cause us to set wildly unrealistic goals… and then feel terrible when we can’t hit them.


When we believe that we’re not ‘fill-in-the-blank’ enough to succeed, these thoughts alone can hold us back from achieving our goals — even when they’re not based in any truth!


There are ways to fight back against your harsh inner critic. I want to provide you with a powerful toolbox to help you reframe your inner critic, push through the walls it builds up, and replace its poison with thoughts that bolster you instead. 


With this episode, I hope that my voice in your headphones can help you combat the voice in your head that tells you that you’re falling short. Because the truth is that you’re doing just fine!


In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌

  • The different forms that negative self talk (and its consequences) can take in your life 
  • Where your inner critic comes from — and 3 simple tips for taming it
  • How to shift the tone and content of your self talk to something more productive and supportive


Highlights:‌ ‌


00:29  Introduction


01:30   ‌What does negative self talk look like?


02:17  Unrealistic expectation example


03:33  Replays & stress


04:51  Our inner critic


07:56   Ask a question


10:40  Fool your inner critic


12:58  Improve your self talk


13:31  Recap



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