One Way I Shut My Monkey

I've been listening to Danny Gregory's "Shut Your Monkey" podcasts. The monkey is Gregory's name for the voice in his head that is always protesting or warning him not to do something, the voice I think of as my inner critic. You may have heard this voice yourself. It's the voice that tells you you're... Continue Reading →

Poisonous Perfectionism

I've said it before and I'm sure to say it again: Perfectionism paralyzes. Perfectionism poisons. Perfectionism kills — not people (well, not literally), but creativity. While it's important to set the bar high, to shoot for our ideal, we have to keep an eye on our nit-picky Inner Critic for whom nothing is good enough.... Continue Reading →

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