Some things can’t be explained, and a little mystery is a good thing.
That’s what I love about working with Jill Prescott.
Disclaimer: Jill is a good friend and I love her madly.
That’s not why I’m writing this.
I want you to know about Jill because working with her is life-changing. I’ve worked with many coaches, healers, and mentors over the years, and very few have had the impact I’ve experienced with this woman.
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer
I’m writing this because Jill is one such human being, and I know what awaits those who register for her new program, Embrace Your Humanity.
It’s about acknowledging and transforming your inner critic.
Yes, we all have at least one, and too often it can feel like it’s living your life instead of YOU living your life.
Self-help advice like ‘love yourself’ and ‘don’t listen to that voice in your head’ is useless when you’re caught up in the inner critic’s world of judgment and negativity.
That’s where Jill comes in, and if you let her, she’ll guide you from that place of judgment to a new reality called self-love.
Here’s her story.
How to Transform Your Inner Critic (and embrace your humanity)
I’m interested in people falling in love with themselves.
I’m convinced if that happened the world would change dramatically and instead of being surrounded by fear, self hate, anger and regret we would embody peace, love, grace and joy.
Sounds like utopia right?
Well what if you simply started with you?
By now, we all are aware that we must start with ourselves if we have any hope of transforming the world around us.
Through much personal growth, and downright determination I’ve come to realize that the very first step on that journey is to find out what’s really going on inside your own head.
You may be surprised if you slow down and just listen for a minute. When I did what I heard was “well that was dumb” and “idiot” and “DO NOT leave. This is as good as it’s gonna get for you”.
Turns out I was dealing with an Inner Critic. Several, actually. And as I began to dig deeper into this topic I realized it’s an epidemic.
You can find 2,419 books by typing Inner Critic into the search engine on Amazon alone! Two thousand, four hundred and nineteen books. Wow.
So I bought about half of them and started reading. (a slight exaggeration.)
Symptoms of the Inner Critic:
- Can’t make decisions
- Afraid to leave a job/relationship/group of friends that you know isn’t working for you anymore
- Stress and anxiety
How many can you relate to?
There are a lot more, and I put a check mark beside about 90% of them.
I lost my shit for a while when I got the full impact of what was going on. It was scary as hell.
For those that don’t know me, I’m not quite 5 feet tall and under a C-note in weight. I don’t fall over too easily, and when I do, you can bet I won’t stay down for long.
I rallied and got to work. It started while I was in a program Sandi offered a few years ago, and while the inner critic conversation was a small part of the overall program, the impact it had on me was profound.
It had such a massive impact that I started teaching my clients how to work with it, turning it from inner critic to inner guide.
The shifts people experienced were nothing short of miraculous, and it started by being willing to listen to and face what I had been telling myself all those years. I had continued suffering long after the initial trauma as over.
Through this work, I took back my life.
I started saying “no” to the things and people who were not right for me.
I saw my value and stopped being dominated by the nonsense going on in my head.
Did it end the negative self talk completely?
No, but that’s normal, and a part of being human.
“A destructive thought process exists within all of us, and we are plagued to varying degrees by an internal dialogue that is harmful, restrictive, and at its ultimate extreme, self-destructive.” – Lisa Firestone
What’s unusual is how quickly I now catch it. I can look at where it came from, and decide if it’s something I can use to my benefit or simply let it go.
That’s what I want for you.
* Jill has generously offered a spot to one of my readers. To qualify, please visit this post on Facebook and tell us how you think this program would help you.