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Is your inner critic in the driver’s seat?

By April 11, 2023No Comments

I’ve told you about my inner dickhead before right?

Well, I’m writing another book, and while the book writing process is coming along,  my inner dickhead isn’t afraid to tell me what it thinks.

So far, it’s been telling me:

– You’re not smart enough to write this
– You’re writing a book about the mental load, it’s been done already, by people far smarter and funnier and interesting than you
– Your tone is too light. People will think you’re not taking this seriously.
– You didn’t even write today! So how will you write 90k words if you can’t even do the daily steps?

My inner dickhead says stuff like this to me all the time. 

But I keep writing anyway. 

If I’d listened to my inner dickhead…

I wouldn’t be walking and running.
I wouldn’t have done Ironman.
I wouldn’t be back surfing.
I wouldn’t have started my business, hired employees, written books, or created courses that help people get happier and more confident. 

There’s a lot of things you can do to keep your inner critic in check. But I think one of those things is just acknowledging that they’re ALWAYS GOING TO BE THERE

When it comes to your life, and the things you want to achieve, your inner critic is gonna feel like a reluctant road trip partner – playing custom curated playlists of all your worst mistakes, and bitching about your driving skills, and pointing out wrong turns just a moment too late. 

That’s OK. Your inner critic is allowed to be in the car. It can even make suggestions. 

But you can’t let it in the drivers seat.

Accept your inner dickhead.

Acknowledge its concerns.

But keep driving anyway. 

Is your inner critic keeping you from trying something like running?

I’ve got some tips that can help. I’m hosting a webinar tonight – walking you through the seven things that trip most beginners up when they start running.

I’ll give you some solid advice on how to get started anyway.
Save your seat here.