19 Dec Who’s Your Biggest Critic?
This month, we are sharing another blog post from Eric Knam with ActionCOACH Tulsa. Eric is a certified business coach providing business help, advice, and mentoring services to small and medium-sized businesses. We’ve watched many of our business colleagues move from working IN their business to working ON their business, enjoying the perks of being the boss as a result of partnering with Eric.
Keep reading to learn more about who is your biggest critic!
Who is Your Biggest Critic? | Action COACH
The Benefits of Positive Self-Talk
- New perspective during difficult or times of crisis
- Improved relationships
- Increased confidence
- Reduction of loneliness
Changing what you say to yourself, about yourself when you are by yourself isn’t easy and it takes some work. Let’s face it, you’re dealing with years of listening to the same “recording” playing over and over in your head. Changing the “soundtrack” is going to take some time.
To help with the transition, Estrada recommends the following:
- Make sure your self-talk is authentic and true
- Change your behavior
- Start in one area with positive self-talk
- Collect data not judgment
- Question your thoughts
- Work with a professional
To some, this may sound like a bunch of psychobabble gobbledygook. As someone who has dealt with the challenge of negative self-talk, I can assure you it’s not. For the last year and a half, I’ve been working with a thought coach and it has been a game-changer!
My self-confidence has improved. I am now more in touch with the negative thoughts that keep me from becoming the person I want to be. When I hear that old, worn-out record starting to play in my head, I take the time to ask myself if “how I’m thinking, feeling, or acting” supports me becoming the person I desire to be?
If it doesn’t, I have a choice. I can continue to listen, to sing along, or I can change the station.