I’m working on boiling down the current thought about self-talk, how it hinders us and how it can launch us. Once I have that in shape I will provide a workbook, video, or some sort of system customized to stuck creatives and you will hear about it here.
Why self-talk? Self-talk has been a persistent part of sports psychology, optimal psychology, brain hacking, pain reduction, etc. for decades and probably ever since humans could talk. We do it all the time so we are experts at it. The problem is we need to clean-up and plan out our repetitive thinking. Getting unstuck requires conscious effort so we can’t build upon out-dated, never accurate thinking. We have to do better and stronger thinking. More about all of this later.
In the meantime, you will be seeing some of my initial thoughts, books that I’m exploring, and a few mind-maps or outlines to give the big view of self-talk. In the meantime, if you need it now, get into self-talk with these two books.
The Self-Talk Solution by Shad Helmstetter
Affirmations for Artists by Eric Maisel (the father of creativity coaching)
The books aren’t perfect but they are very good. A great place to get started.
Again, more about self-talk later. Stay-tuned.