Tag Archive: inner critic

Master Your Inner Critic

I met a leader in California who said he didn’t have a loud inner critic. I think he was smoking weed. We talk to ourselves all the time. It’s normal. Sometimes you’re harsh… Continue reading

5 Ways to Expose Your Inner Critic

Don’t ignore a loud inner critic. You talk to yourself constantly. It’s often ugly. Leaders overthink, second guess, and criticize themselves. Your worst enemy doesn’t berate you like your own inner voice. Your… Continue reading

Six Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back

“Shut up Nate. You’re never going to be any good… We’re not good at wrestling and we never will be.” Nate Zinsser’s classmate By the time Nate became a junior in high school,… Continue reading

Your Brain has a Mind of Its Own: Brain Management Strategies

You have thoughts you would rather not think. Your mind wanders like a cat looking for mice. You know you know something but can’t remember it. You tell yourself to forget a bad… Continue reading

How to Respond When Team Members Put Themselves Down

Your perspective on others isn’t as important as their perspective on themselves. You short-circuit growth when you rush to comfort, contradict self-criticisms, or offer quick solutions. Why we bully ourselves: We disrespect the… Continue reading

How to Quiet a Loud Inner Critic and Stop Bossing Yourself Around

Competent people don’t like being bossed around. You bristle when an obnoxious boss tells you to do something. You might smile and take it, but you don’t leap for joy! Is the voice… Continue reading