What would be possible if you stopped being hard on yourself? How much of your energy would be freed up? If you’re a woman stepping into more leadership so you can do big work in the world, then this episode is for you. You’ll learn a simple 3-step process that can help you overcome your inner critic, in every single arena of your life.
In episode 133 of the Lead with Love podcast, I get cozy with one of my favorite people in the world, Amy Ahlers.
Amy Ahlers is a master coach, featured keynote speaker on stages at places like Google and Oracle, the host of the Amy Ahlers Show podcast, and the bestselling author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves and Reform Your Inner Mean Girl.
Amy is on a mission to STOP women from self-bullying and being so darn hard on themselves. With nearly two decades of coaching experience, Amy has created transformational programs such as Inner Mean Girl Reform School (with Christine Arylo), Find Your Calling (with Martha Beck and Lissa Rankin) & Lift-Off Business Academy, and now facilitates programs to help transform the corporate culture for women so they can Shine, Rise and Lead.
Tune in and listen below:
What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)
- Why you don’t have to use the term “ideal client” and what you can call the people you serve instead [7:20]
- What patterns you can start to notice in yourself and the stand you can take to overcome your own inner critic [21:20]
- What happens to our “inner mean girls” as we get older [26:41]
- The job of the inner critic and Amy’s Wake-up Call 3-step process for quieting that voice inside your head [29:35]
- How to bring your inner mean girl out of the shadows and into the light so she can be healed [31:16]
- How to use this simple process with our children, so they can tune into their own inner critic and their inner wisdom [35:02]
- What we can do to heal our addiction to achievement if you happen to fall in the “achievement junkie” category [42:05]
- The exciting new project and movement Amy is releasing to the world around women’s leadership [51:20]
Resources + links mentioned:
Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves by Amy Ahlers
Reform Your Inner Mean Girl by Amy Ahlers
“Write a love letter to your beloved client, to your future client. Write a love letter to them, and that’s the marketing message.” [7:53]
“I truly believe one of the biggest things getting in the way of women stepping into more leadership, in every single arena, is how hard we are on ourselves.” [15:38]
“What would be possible if you stopped being hard on yourself? How much of your energy would be freed up?” [18:38]
“This is about bringing your inner mean girl out of the shadows and into the light so she can be healed.” [31:16]
“If I would have had a connection to my inner wisdom voice and been able to discern between the voice of my inner mean girl and the voice of my inner wisdom from a young age, I could only imagine the difference it would have made in my life.” [36:00]
“It is toxic to try to measure your level of success or measure how worthy you are of love by how many people are on your flippin’ email list; it’s insane!” [48:43]
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The Lead with Love podcast is hosted by Jadah Sellner (that's me!). I help entrepreneurs build their tribes with the online program, Build Your Challenge. I'm also an author, international keynote + TEDx speaker, poet, and creator of Love Over Metrics™, a Business Growth Incubator and Mastermind for women with big ambitions and even bigger hearts. #LeadWithLove
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