How to Rise above Your Inner Negative Voice

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Is your negative inner voice holding you back?

The Doctors welcome life coach Beth Weissenberger and former NFL player Nolan Carroll to discuss how you can rise above the negativity and succeed. Nolan felt adrift after being released from the NFL and he worked with the life coach to fortify his mind, grow stronger, and gain a better understanding of who he truly is.

Beth used a creative approach to help Nolan deal with his negativity. For every negative thought he had, she made him toss a quarter into his backyard. She says it helped him realize how vocal his negative inner dialogue was and how the negativity was affecting his actions, feelings and causing him to be too hard on himself. 

The life coach explains it is important to first understand who is talking to you and whether or not they are on your team. Beth suggests naming the inner voices who work against you. For example, someone's inner voices might include -- "the chicken" who avoids confrontation, "the brat" who is defiant, and "the weather reporter" who will list all the reasons you can't accomplish something. She says these voices, though they are part of you, need to be "shut down."

Beth also believes in the power of having a personal tagline. "Whatever you believe you prove," she explains.

Nolan says having a tagline has allowed him to take ownership of his own mind and realize he's capable of anything. He shares his tagline, "I am willing." He says repeating this tagline to himself when something feels difficult reminds him of where he's been, what he has accomplished before, and how he's capable of rising to the challenge.   

Beth shares that having a tagline creates a needed framework for how someone sees, feels, and is able to take action and accomplish their goals.

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