How to Handle Negative Self-Talk (VIDEO)

Blog Everything Else July 9, 2013

We all have this running dialog in our heads – this constant stream of thoughts, and too often – this voice in our heads is talking to us from a place of fear.  It’s telling us we can’t – or we shouldn’t.

I recently gave a talk on How to Get Out of Your Own Way – and – spoiler alert! – it really just boils down to mastering the art of not giving into and believing the negative self-talk in your head.

Easier said than done, right?

In this 2 part video series, I share with you a simple visualization tool you can use to get out of your own way, negative self-talk and all.

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(You’ll also hear a little bit of my story, and my own challenges with limiting beliefs and negative self-talk.  As well as why I named my “monkey” Hermes 😉 )

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After you watch, I’d love to know: have you ever let negative self-talk stop you from doing what you want to do?  What did you do to overcome it?  Please join in the discussion down in the Comments.

p.s.  Be sure to grab this handy 1-page worksheet for Video 2!

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  • Maria says:

    What a coincidence! I just posted on my blog today about the exact same subject.

    Here is my “stop being a bitch” technique that I stumbled upon accidentally a few months ago, and has helped me dramatically reduce my negative self-talk.

    I imagined a mother being critical to a baby that at 14 months hasn’t walked yet. I imagined the mother calling the baby a disappointment while comparing it to other babies that have already walked.

    Cruel, huh?

    Yet, we do this with ourselves all the time!

    Well, with that analogy, I could clearly feel in my bones how cruel we are sometimes to ourselves. And that did it for me: I no longer over-criticize myself.

    Btw, here is the post where I detail this –

  • Dara says:

    Love this Stacey!!! You were born to speak in front of an audience. Looks like they feel the same way! xo

  • Everyone loves it when individuals come together and share ideas.
    Great blog, continue the good work!

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