Recently, I had the honor of coaching some amazingly dynamic, top-of-their class, well, for lack of a better word, overachievers. Each one of them with a resume to impress your socks off, with open minds, hearts, and willingness to learn, and a number of successful projects as young professionals under their belts.
So, what was the surprising common thread in the coaching sessions?
The spiral of negative self-talk
and how to get out of it. Negative self-talk reflecting the apprehension of making that next choice, of going into the ambiguous unknown, not being able to meet expectations, and of getting caught out.
Despite incredible proven track records of having succeeded in the past.
This #4AMmeangirl - which is what I call my own personal negative self-talk spiral - who won’t be quiet, and where self-doubt because almost debilitating, because it is so hard to get “her to shut-up”.
Well, for inspiration and insight, I decided to get a little help from my friends.