This week we’re going to examine self-care. This is a critical but often overlooked aspect of being an entrepreneur. We’ll begin by tackling self-talk.
Everyone experiences negative self-talk both in their personal lives and their work lives. I have spent way too much time being an expert at it. It’s easy for me to absorb social media trash-talking and insults, because there’s not a person on earth who can trash-talk or insult me any better than I already have. While having a thick skin is a good thing, this type of self-talk is extremely destructive.
Negative self-talk includes those little voices tempting you to get fast-food at lunchtime, or the voice saying you don’t know what you’re doing in your business. Need to exercise more? Those voices likely are tempting you to lie down and watch your favorite show instead. When a client gets testy, that voice is cheering and causing you to doubt yourself.
Instead of giving in to these annoying voices, let’s find ways to eliminate them from your mind. Turning a negative into a positive is always a good exercise in life.