My brain is full of shit.
My brain comes up with some very unhelpful thoughts. I would go as far as to say, it's full of shit. A little while ago I recorded podcast (you can listen here) and right before I got on air my brain said 'you have nothing interesting to say about this'. Oh the irony when the title of the podcast is 'overcoming limiting beliefs with Anna Manning'. It made me chuckle. But it hasn't always been that way.
Before I became a coach I would not have shared this crazy brain talk with ANYONE. Ever. I thought it was just my brain that came up with this stuff. I thought it would be too embarrassing to share.
Maybe you don’t share your brain chatter either?
Most of my clients, just like me, have never shared any part of their brain chatter at work either. It’s there. Sitting at their desk and popping up at random intervals but NEVER being mentioned.
I never shared it, and, I didn't know that anyone could help me with it. No one ever taught me that my brain would throw up random and sometimes pretty horrible thoughts at work.
But I promise you this, when we share them, those thoughts have a harder time sticking around. When we say it out loud, we realise it might not be quite right, or at least we realised it is not the full story. When we allow someone else a peak into our minds we let some light illuminate some of the dark corners. Together, my clients and I go into their brains with a torch. We see some shit. Then we deal with it.
Our generation does not have a good model for being open about this stuff. We have to create it. That’s what I’m going to spend the rest of my life doing. Learning how to work better with my brain and helping you to do the same.
I do not want to live in a world where we miss opportunities, deadlines, evenings with people we love because we are quietly fretting about something that happened at work. Especially when I know how to help you change things.
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