I get asked to speak at events, I get on and talk about things that are important to me, I go after what I believe is right and fair and needs to change, I put myself out there for praise and critique, I’m a doer and can’t sit still if I have an inkling of an idea.
BUT 99% of the time I get through everything above with this voice going “who the fuck do you think you are, who wants to listen to you speak or read what you write, you are a dickhead”, harsh right? Tell me about it. This little voice has been with me since…. well, forever. It’s a constant battle to fuck him off. And that is verbatim what he says. And yes, it’s a he lol, I’m sure there are female inner voices out there too but mine is like Gollum from Lord of the Rings, sniggering and waiting for me to fuck up which I do often.
However, I know I’m not alone, this actually happens to a lot of us. So my advice for you next time you are at an event and you get to meet the guest speaker prior etc. Go meet them and tell them how much you are looking forward to hearing their story, because I guarantee they have their own version of my little guy. A simple comment like that can help to fuck that guy off for the duration of the event. That’s all it takes. Silly we can’t do this ourselves. Well we can but who’s got 30k for psych bills.
If you specialise in helping with these inner voices, we would all love to hear from you.