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I'm Melissa. Your host and Certified Career and Life Coach. I spent 20 years in Corporate America, the last 10 leading Talent & Development in pharma/biotech. I am here to help you create a career you love and overcome any workplace challenge. You can wake up happy instead of filled with dread, know you're applying your skills and passion, and achieve more than you think is possible.
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I started working with a new client this week and one of the things we do when we start working together is go through a life audit – all of the different categories in your life – how fulfilled you are and if there is room for improvement. One of the things that came up with this new client is her inner critic or inner cave woman that talks her out of doing what she actually she wants to do. This comes up with work, with relationships, family, really in every area.

It’s so common.

When we talk about becoming fearless we also have to talk about that inner critic, inner mean girl or inner cave woman – whatever you want to call her.

We have our reptile brain that drives our inner critic – the part of us that tells us we can’t do things and then we have our prefrontal cortex which is our logical part of our brain, responsible for our dreams, that tells us we can do anything.


silence your inner critic

October 21, 2020

I refer to these as our cave woman brain and our evolved woman brain. Our cave woman brain is there to protect us from saber tooth tigers. Obviously not a real threat these days.

But why do strong women like you, like my new client, that have success and do amazing things, still have this inner critic and how can you get her to be quiet?

What you'll learn from this episode:

How to silence your inner critic

How to disrupt the negative thought patterns that stifle your growth

How to know if you should listen to your critic or not

How to make immediate changes to make your critic your ally

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Book reference: Taming Your Gremlin by Rick Carson 

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