Want to Learn How to Battle that Negative Self-Talk, the enemy within? Tune in to this week’s episode where I offer 2 Tools to help you do it:
SO HOW DO YOU TAP INTO A POWER TO OVERCOME YOUR NEGATIVE SELF TALK?
Most of you know I have struggled with keeping a positive mindset, with maintaining feelings of confidence and self-worth, with learning how to believe in myself. I have shared numerous times how my internal dialogue has held me back, which is what made coaching appear so attractive when I first discovered it. They offered tools to overcome my mind, to expand and fulfill my potential! I wanted that!
Now after a few years of discovery and training, I am a Personal Coach, and it is my job is to offer clients the tools to learn how to manage themselves better.
These tools are used in Executive Coaching, with CEOs, Performers, Actors, and anyone who wants to take their performance and life to the next level!
I help clients to process their thoughts and feelings when they are in trouble, when their mind is against them. But also, I offer tools to help people prime themselves for success before they are in trouble.
Two of those tools that I practice and teach others are covered in today’s episode. Tune in and learn:
- Meet Your Inner Leader: How to find the power within yourself – using a guided visualization to meet your Inner Leader – a part of you to grow with intention. A part of you that is already there and always has been, learn how to grow this part of you that may be currently dormant.
- Create an Alter Ego: For those who struggle believing the power is within them, guess what – you can borrow the power from someone else! From Todd Herman’s ‘Alter Ego Effect’ you can practice using a persona of someone you know (a celebrity, a leader, someone in your life) to activate characteristics of theirs into your behaviour!
- This may sound bizarre or impossible, but it’s not!
DON’T MISS THE FIRST HALF OF THE EPISODE WHERE YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A GUIDED VISUALIZATION TO MEET YOUR INNER LEADER, TO LEARN THE GIFTS THEY HAVE FOR YOU TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CLARITY IN YOUR LIFE!
I love the power of using personas, and characters to expand who you are! What is so amazing about this work is that when we rely only on our abilities and self-belief, we sometimes show up and fall short if we have any doubt in our abilities. We may struggle or miss the mark on our performance because our nerves or negative self talk get the best of us.
When this happens, people may look at you and think, Oh, this guy is not showing up as his best self, he is letting his nerves get to him.
Feel free to admit to yourself if this has been you in the past!
When using an Alter Ego, tapping into a power beyond your abilities, based on characteristics you want to grow and activating this Alter Ego, you will be ‘Acting’ different, you can then practice what confidence looks like not just from YOUR behaviour, but you will act as if you are as confident as your Alter Ego!
Guess what happens next?
When you are channeling your alter ego – and people notice how you are ‘acting’ or showing up – if you are doing it right, they are seeing you and thinking, “Wow! This guy is really killing it! He is so confident! He is really his best self right now!”
What just happened? When I act as myself – I may stumble and be seen as not my best. When acting as my Alter Ego – It’s still me – and mit may feel like acting, but I am now showing up as ‘Killing it” AS my BEST SELF!
Do you see the power in this?
Not enough proof? Ever heard of Beyonce?
Well in case you didn’t know, Beyonce was not comfortable stepping on stage, acting seductive and sexy and confident right away, having been brought up as a choir girl singing in her church – where she discovered her voice!
It wasn’t until she created Sasha Fierce that Beyonce could show up on stage with sex appeal to sell her performance in the way you probably see her now. Beyonce practiced using an Alter Ego for years until she felt that Sahsa Fierce became part of her, Beyonce absorbed the energy of Sasha Fierce and now feels that activating her alter ego is no longer necessary – she after years of practice, she now embodies the characteristics of her alter ego!
NOW DO YOU BELIEVE IT WORKS?
Well, it’s up to you to decide…and I definitely suggest you listen to this week’s episode of Journey 2 Worthy to learn how I am using this great tool! And don’t forget to check out Todd Herman’s book titled “The Alter Ego Effect” to learn the whole breakdown on how to do this effectively!