Talk Back to Those Gremlins!


We all do it.  That little voice that seems to appear from nowhere ….

  • I’m not good at this
  • I can’t do that
  • I don’t have time
  • I’m not sure
  • What will they think?
  • I’m such an idiot

Would you talk like that to a loved one?

The answer is ‘probably not.’

Talking to those gremlins
Next time you catch yourself talking like that to yourself, pause for a moment …. and talk back.  Don’t allow your negative gremlin to get away with it.  Give it a challenge and ask yourself the following 5 questions:

  1. Really? Is that REALLY true?
  2. What is helpful about talking to myself in this way?
  3. What could I say to myself right now that is true and more empowering?
  4. What do I really want and need right now that is making me talk to myself in such a negative way? Make it a juicy statement of intent!
  5. What can I put into place to help me achieve this?

For a wonderful book about taming your gremlin check out Taming Your Gremlin (Revised Edition): A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way.

Repeatedly challenging those gremlins will give you a truer and more positive perspective of yourself.

And you deserve that. We all do.

Do you want your gremlin to shut the f….k up? Start talking back to your gremlin.


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