I am not sure about you BUT, I listen way to much to the chatter in my head. Not, like I am crazy (at times I feel I am) but, letting the voices control my life. Telling me "I can't do that" or "No one will buy that". Both of these statements are false. I know this. I can prove it to myself they are false. I continue to let those silly little voices control what I do on a daily. WHY? because that is what I have always done. Do you feel me?
Now, the last session I had with my Life Coach (she is amazing by the way!) was very helpful. She suggested I give the voices in my head a name. It sounds so silly I know but, the more we talked about it the more it made sense.
For example, when I am creating a new program and my voice (Felicia) starts to tell me "It sucks" or "no one will buy it". That is when I have to ask her what is her deal!! Why is she trippin like this? I set a chair in front of me and start the conversation. lol simple but, oh so effective.
See, each voice we hear weather it be our own or someone else's (our parents) is driven to keep us safe. Safe from physical harm or safe from getting our feelings hurt, safe from disappointment and other feelings we DON'T want to feel. In listening to these voices we continue to stay in our comfort zone and stay small. We don't venture out and see what we can become.
Once I started to grow and learn more about personal development. I realized that I CAN do amazing things to help others and still be safe, the voices started to chill out. I would have a conversation with the FEAR I am feeling and face it. It could be the small child inside me (Little Boo Bear) that was feeling left out on the play ground. She wants to feel loved. Once I have a talk with her and let her know that everything is good and she is loved. She can go back to playing, and that I will take care of the adult stuff. She is quiet. I can move forward with my plan. Does this make sense or can you relate? Or am I just crazy?
Fear fuels ALL the negative talk in your head. Face the fear and you will over come all that is holding you back.
Find your voices. Name them and let them know YOU are in charge and then can sit back and relax.
Take a week and just observe the chatter in your brain. Write down what they say if you can. Then give them a name. Once you hear that voice again then you can call her out and put her in check. BAM!! Back to you.
I hope you try this exercise and just learn what you are telling yourself. See if it is helpful or hurtful. Make the changes accordingly.