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When you think of ‘family’ is it the one you were born with, the one you created or a combination of the two?

 December 16, 2014  Posted by  Happiness No Responses »
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It’s easy to get so caught up in looking forward or in sorting our our history.  However constructive and useful these habits can be, they can also get so large they block out the view of “now.”  Recently relocated and exposed to a new culture, I will learn to take a “more Southern” approach.

 December 13, 2014  Posted by  Happiness No Responses »
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What’s all the fuss about this Inner Critic thing, anyway?  Have you wondered if you even have one?

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Here are some examples of the sort of  self-talk you may ‘hear’  on the way to attend to sales and marketing responsibilities.

  • Why are you bothering these people? They don’t care what you  have to offer.
  • Leave them alone. Do you really expect to make a living selling stuff people don’t want at prices they can’t afford?
  • Why should they listen to you, anyway?
  • Do you even own the product you’re trying to sell?  Really?  When’s the last time you used it?
  • Sally’s got a bigger team than you.  Kim’s a better closer.  Kyle’s got better product knowledge.  You don’t stand a shot.
  • Why even bother to show up?

Yikes!  That’s a lot of mental sludge to move through, isn’t it?  And here’s something you might not know: trying to eliminate your Inner Critic only makes it louder.

Does that mean you have to accept it and all the nasty little ways it helps to play on your fears?

Of course not.  Watch this space to find out why you might need an Inner Critic and how ‘the two of you’ may learn to get along a bit better.

 

 

 December 11, 2014  Posted by  Inner Critic, Thinking No Responses »