A pep talk is something you say to someone (or yourself) to inspire courage or enthusiasm. Whenever I need to give myself a pep talk, I simply say, “Of course I can!”
This idea came to me about a year ago when I was considering launching my business. I knew I wanted to get a physical office space, start branding myself, networking and marketing to potential clients. But, I had no clue how to begin!
When this happens, my fear spikes, my thoughts race, and overwhelm eventually paralyzes me from taking any further action forward. I’ve gotten so tired of this old pattern of behavior that I decided enough was enough. I knew (and have known for a long time) that I wanted to give this coaching practice a real go. I knew that I was being guided to do this, that it was bigger than lil’ ol’ me.
So, to combat the negative voices in my head telling me things like…..
“You can’t possibly start a business”
“You don’t know the first thing about getting clients”
“You’re not good enough”
“You’re not as good as (insert awesome coach here)”
….and more nonsense…. I just said to myself out loud “OF COURSE I CAN!”
And its become my own personal pep talk. Whenever that fear and doubt start to creep in, I just say it out loud. “Of course I can!” And I try to say it with as much gusto and confidence as I can muster in the moment.
This has helped me immensely and reminded me to move forward and take imperfect but consistent action towards building my business (or any other goal I decide to pursue).
So, give it a go, and let me know how it works for you.
What’s your personal pep talk?
Lots of love, Nikki
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