Speakers, coaches, trainers and authors
must be at the ready to help or guide
others, draining our own emotional
bank accounts. We spend our days
motivating, training, guiding and uplifting others, but how do we motivate
ourselves when no one is looking?
How do we address the difficult voices
in our own heads? How do we keep
from inhaling a gallon of Häagen-Daz®,
pretending it’s a therapy tool? If we
cannot manage the conversations in our
heads, the voices will become barriers to success. How do you make them
Here are some important methods to
remember when you’re off the platform
and the audience has left the building.
Turn a deaf ear to voices in your head that
FIND A NEW THEME
are barriers to your success.
Low self-worth is a familiar theme. We
teach others how to overcome negativ-
ity, but we are human and susceptible to
fear, doubt and worry. After the adren-
aline rush of a great speech subsides
and the adulations of an enthusias-
tic audience become a soft murmur,
those old themes return and get
louder when your audience isn’t
drowning them out.
“I’m not good enough,” and its
many variations, is a worn-out chant.
“I am not as smart (or success-
ful or rich or …)” is an
equally tired refrain. Yet,
if this is your thought
for the day, clev-
erly disguised in a