|About the Book|
Do you feel hassled by that negative, nagging, nattering voice that’s constantly on your case, no matter what you do or how hard you try?Well, the good news is that it’s possible to stop your inner critic from sabotaging your success!You can learnMoreDo you feel hassled by that negative, nagging, nattering voice that’s constantly on your case, no matter what you do or how hard you try?Well, the good news is that it’s possible to stop your inner critic from sabotaging your success! You can learn how to keep your inner critic from:• messing with your head• driving you crazy, and• keeping you from reaching your true potential.Rik has distilled the essence of over 30 years of psychotherapy practice into seven simple steps that can help you turn your inner critic into an ally--and your own best friend!Countering your inner critic will help you:• Feel more confident--so you stop procrastinating• Stop obsessing--so you can get a good night’s sleep• Feel better about yourself--so you’re less likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, spend too much money, or eat too much.Putting these tips into practice will help you:• Counter your inner critic• Ease up on your perfectionism• Stop self-defeating behavior• Raise your self-esteem, and• Soothe yourself!Then you won’t be so vulnerable to negative messages and you’ll be more likely to make the best of your life!In addition, you’ll feel more at ease when you:• go on a date• take a test• speak in public, or• give a presentation at workAnd overall, you’ll have more confidence:• in your relationships• at work• with your health, and• with your own unique vision of what you can contribute to the world!A quick and easy read, Shut Yourself Up! will show how your inner critic is not really your enemy, because it arose to keep you out of harm’s way. It provides a 7-step method to discover its protective function, counter its harsh criticism, and get in touch with a more realistic assessment of your true abilities.It warns you about the five biggest mistakes people often make with their inner critic, and provides some handy “do’s and dont’s” -- including reaching out for support when you’re having a hard time maintaining your positive vision.Sometimes your inner critic is bugging you to change your behavior. If the new behavior matches your values and what you really want to accomplish, you’ll get the guidance you need through a handy seven-step plan for tackling something new.Turn your inner critic into an ally--and your own best friend!