Recently, I gave a talk to a group of women in a high performing corporate environment. We spoke about the area of the power of self talk and the impact that this can have on ourselves. I shared my story of the impact of how constant negative self talk can have an impact and each individual had an opportunity to learn some self-coaching tools to manage this self talk chatter.
I put some questions to the group one of them being “who here thinks that they are the only one experiencing this?” Guess what, all hands went up.
A response to another one of my questions “I think it’s a real Irish thing”. I asked the group how many of them were not Irish. About 50% of the hands went up. “Is it an Irish thing?” I asked, no was the resounding response.
It’s amazing that we think we’re the only one who thinks a certain way. We tell ourselves stories that ‘it’s an Irish thing’ or ‘it’s only me who’s stupid to think this’… this list is endless. Trust me, you’re not the only one. It’s very common for us all to have negative self chatter, and when you think you’re the only one. You. Are. Not.!
Coaching can be a great way to work on your self beliefs and negative chatter. This can be done online, face to face or using one of my own workbooks on empowering beliefs.
So, what are you waiting for?
The Inside Out Coach