I spent time with my business mentor earlier this month and she asked me a great question.
“Why haven’t you achieved your bold audacious goal already?”
Such a great question right?
And the answer is, because of that loud, bullying voice that can take over. It’s because of my inner critic.
So, let’s talk about your nagging, bullying voice that can derail you and keep you from applying for that promotion, building your business, or voicing your opinion in the meetings.
If you’re afraid to pick up the phone and sell your services, your business will not grow.
If you’re too anxious to stand up and present to a room full of people, or you can’t voice your opinion to your boss, your pathway to success is going to be slow and painful.
Only it is possible to quieten your inner critic.
Your inner critic is there to keep you safe, so make friends with it. It wants the best for you it just goes about it all wrong. That little gremlin is reminding you of all your fears and limiting beliefs because it doesn’t want you to get hurt.
How embarrassing would it be if you pitched your ideas to the CEO and failed – oh the humiliation! Or what if you launched your new product and no one bought it? You’d be a failure – everyone will laugh, people will whisper behind your back… You knew all along you weren’t enough – smart enough, creative enough, tall enough, short enough, experienced enough… whatever your ‘enoughs’ are.
Here’s the 4 steps to quietening your gremlin.
Your inner gremlin keeps you small and stuck by focusing on all the insecurities and hurts that we all carry. It’s our hurt and insecure inner child that’s bearing the brunt of it’s ranting. Your first step is to reassure your inner child that they are safe and that you will take care of them – no matter what.
Your second step is to pay close attention and distinguish between your inner gremlins voice and your intuition. Remember the inner critic is mean and vile in the way it’s speaking to you. It will be cruel. Your intuition will be calm and supportive and knowing.
Your third step is to become aware of what your inner critic is saying. When is it screaming the loudest? What worries it so much? And why does that worry it so much?
Once you have the answers to those questions and you understand the story and how it’s holding you back there’s a really simple and effective strategy to let go of all those hurts and limiting beliefs.
Emotional Freedom Technique.
EFT or Tapping is the simplest, fastest and most effective way to move past everything that’s keeping you stuck or overwhelmed. By tapping you are rewiring your neural pathways so you actually want to do the things that are going to allow you to achieve your success without burning out.
If you want to learn more about this phenomenal strategy and how powerfully it can transform your success, book a call with me today. Here’s the link EFT
Here’s to a great month .
About the author:
As founder of the women’s vitality and leadership company, Vital Leaders, Kat has lived experience of Boardroom brilliance and burnout. Couple this with her corporate insights, coaching excellence, and psychotherapy expertise and it’s easy to see why she’s recognised as one of the UK’s leading coaches. She supports ambitious women to own their genius and elevate their success.
She’s also the founder of The Vitality Club, a private members network for ambitious women who are ready to embrace their authentic power and sky-rocket their career, without burning out.
And she’s the creator of an empowerment group, Life After Cancer, which is a voluntary-led initiative dedicated to supporting men and women as they rebuild their lives after their battle with cancer.
Kat’s mission is to make a significant impact on the lives of women around the world, guiding them back to their authentic voices, to embrace their genius; powerfully, boldly and without burning out.