Why Do We Criticize Ourselves? (And How Do We Stop?)

Why Do We Criticize Ourselves? (And How Do We Stop?)

While we all know liking ourselves helps us feel better, sometimes this is the hardest thing to do. Why is that? Why is it so easy to criticize ourselves and so hard to be compassionate, forgiving, and patient with ourselves? The habit of attacking ourselves for...
Stop Telling Yourself You’re Boring!

Stop Telling Yourself You’re Boring!

Our beliefs have an incredibly powerful effect on what we think, what we see, and how we feel about ourselves. One of the most common beliefs I frequently see in shy people is some version of the following: I’m not interesting. Others think I’m boring. The...
Rejection: The Secret Ingredient of Success

Rejection: The Secret Ingredient of Success

How do you feel about the word “no”? Do you hate the thought of getting denied, turned down, or rejected? Most people don’t like “no” and avoid it at all costs. Asking someone out, trying to make a sale, or putting your art or music out...