EP 191

Raj Jana

Befriending The Inner Critic. A Tale Of Self-Leadership

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Your inner critic is actually meant to serve your brain. It’s not meant to hurt you.

The month of July was hectic, heartbreaking, and healing for me. An incredible friend of mine passed from stage 4 cancer, and yet again, end of life taught me some potent lessons, which I share in this episode.

Looking back, it’s clear to me that this month’s events have allowed me to become deeply intimate with the critical, judgy voice in my head. The voice that scolds me for not being enough, not doing enough, or the “fact that I should have known better.” (how many of you are familiar with that one?!)

Thanks to these experiences, I was able to gather some deep insights into the role that my inner critic plays in helping me experience the life I desire.

It takes a daring level of vulnerability to own your shortcomings.

I don’t believe that the negative voices in our minds are here to stop us from being happy. And when we can find the compassion in our hearts to hold space for the voice of our inner critics to evolve, we create more holistic internal operating systems that serve our highest and best good while empowering a culture of ease and grace.  

As usual, my dear friend Georgina El Morshdy is here to hold space, provide reflections, and help us navigate this important conversation about self-leadership and learning how to heal the judgy voice of your inner critic. 

Here are some of the key takeaways you’ll hear us discuss: 

  1. What it means to be a leader.
  2. Why we have an inner critic and how it keeps us safe. 
  3. Tristin’s passing, the commissioned painting, and what it taught me about self-trust. 
  4. Where the voice of judgement originates [and how to spot it in your external world].
  5. Judging the ‘Tornado in a t-shirt’. 
  6. How the inner critic protects you. 
  7. And more…

I hope you find this month’s reflection episode illuminating and thoughtful as you learn to love yourself in deeper and more magical ways. This is the beautiful work that will change your life. If you enjoy this episode, please rate and review the show.You can also DM me on Instagram. I read every message personally.  

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Heart-based leadership is just you being the example, it’s you embodying the talk, it’s you walking the walk