Buy a Convertible VW Bug!
Or at least that is what I did. OK everyone, here is a huge lesson and a teachable moment. I am a Life Coach Extraordinaire – imagine my surprise at the onslaught from my Inner Critic/Saboteur/ Itty Bitty Shitty Committee when I decided to buy the car I always wanted. I was floored at how triggered this made me, and how scary that voice truly became. So much so I made a video for you to discuss. Check it out.
People will think I make too much money get jealous and not send me clients.
I will be judged for being overly indulgent.
You probably won’t even like this car; you will lose something to dream about.
They will say I am having a mid-life crisis.
Being confronted with these messages and many more from that dark voice was a shock. I panicked at first but then I remembered that I have power in my finger tips. I tapped on this terrible voice, on my fear and as always like Magic it went away. That voice will probably never go away completely but I am so glad I have a tool to help me manage it. So I want to share a few tips for you as well
- Take a moment a breath and listen to your Inner Critic’s voice, get to know it, so that you can recognize it quickly and talk back to it.
- Give it a Silly Name it will undermine it and give it less power.
- Use a mind body technique like affirmations and or tapping to help you decrease the charge of this inner critic.
In my free Ebook 7 Strategies to Fire Your Inner Critic, I will go over more tips on how to quiet that voice. If you wanted to go even further I will be opening up registration for my Retrain Your Brain for Success online program very soon. Stay tuned for instructions on how to receive your free book, and intro to the program. In the mean time SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER so you don’t miss a thing!
I can relate to this, Nicole. I replaced my 2004 Acura TSX in January after it failed inspection and the cost of repairs was going to be higher than the car’s value. I went shopping for a Honda Civic but ended up buying a fabulous Estoril blue BMW instead. My inner critic told me I’m not BMW people, it was too extravagant, people would think less of me, etc. but I remembered I was buying a car for *me*, not for anyone else and it felt like the perfect fit for me. I LOVE the car! The second challenge for me was when someone hit my car in a parking lot and fled the scene. I noticed the damage in the garage a few days later. The incident helped me see how attached I’d become to the car. I kept telling myself “It’s just a car” and now, happily, it’s just a car. A fun, pretty car but just a car. Have a great time with your new wheels!
That Inner Critic can keep us from stepping up into our brilliance and allowing oursevles to have our hearts desires. I am glad you got your wheels too and that you were able to find a lesson in that dented bumper. It is just a car..but darn it is pretty.