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Banish your inner critic
Denise R. Jacobs
Coral Gables Women’s Club
Miami, FL
12 June 2013
About me
Photo: Derek Kearney
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/7324305636/
A typical start to a story…
29 June
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblndl/3154255478/
Creativity
http://www.flickr.com/photos/international-festival/3018718331/
Destructivity
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevygee/3265941065/
The voices in my head seemed real
http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/4887528060/
I totally freaked out
I shouldn't be writing this
I misrepresented myself
I don't know enough
This should be someone else’s book
I’m going to lo...
Paralyzed and imprisoned
http://www.flickr.com/photos/b3ni/2990601183/
Made me want to hide
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenzzz_14/7031233649/
Created roadblocks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/99301367@N00/8497106802/
2 days
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiery-phoenix/8428079916/
Physical evidence of fear
http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpyfeline/4626401443/
The Inner Critic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lance_mountain/2849396572/
Guises of the Inner Critic
Photo: Denise Jacobs
Comparisons
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kharied/3315558702/
Perfectionism
http://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
Impostor Syndrome
Procrastination
http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
Busyness
What is your Inner Critic?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/b4b2/3954106061/
FEAR!
Photo: Denise Jacobs
“False Evidence Appearing Real”
F.E.A.R. =
Brainwaves
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
Know your Brainwaves
suppresses generative impulses
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeapalooza/553545517/
Critical voices
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeapalooza/553545517/
How do we…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/b4b2/3954106061/
Banish the Inner Critic?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3822942678/
“Fear is not real. It is a product of the
thoughts you create. Do not
misunderstand me. Danger is very
real. But fear is a...
3 ways to bust through self-criticism
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanekemp/6152286326/
Turn the tables & partner
Curiosity
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtcatbagan/1557200142/
Ask questions
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/1507585665/
Work to
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmelsa/3000222387/
Comparisons aren’t real
http://www.flickr.com/photos/suvodeb/2559017400/
Be compassionate
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazgrp/2050810720/
Transform
Remember your successes
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
Empathize
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/2646295354/
Changes your brain!
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neuron-SEM.png
Changes your brain!
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neuron-matrix.png
Practice
Learn from the master alchemists
Photo: Denise Jacobs
Fail in private
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959867550/
Do it again
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959864706/
maintain perspective
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daikrieg/1294053038/
Story end?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonialuna/2942020058/
February
http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/3709856898/
Failure
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paolocampioni/2168286027/
Win!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clappstar/6297835482/
I wrote a book!
Photo: Denise Jacobs
http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=brainwaves&order=9&offset=120#/dqc6w7
Have had great opportunities
Working with my Inner Critic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielagama_fotografando/4029208908/
Allow me to create something wonderful
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4958540694/
I’m sure it will do the same for you, too
http://www.flickr.com/photos/siutou_amy/2306794554/
http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/system/product_images/images/000/617/330/original_the_end_bookend_lifestyle.jpg
The End
My articles for further reading
netmagazine.com/features/
four-secrets-enhancing-
creative-productivity
alistapart.com/art...
DeniseJacobs.com
denise@denisejacobs.com
I speak, write, and promote Creativity!
Photo used with permission: http://www.fl...
Thank you
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/3302110152/
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Your inner critic is an unconscious deterrent that stands between the seeds of great ideas and the fruits of achievement, keeping you stuck by telling you you’re just faking it, that others have more talent, that you’ll never achieve the success you seek. Let's take a look at ways to banish your inner critic to give you the mental space and energy to let your true talents emerge.

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  1. 1. Banish your inner critic Denise R. Jacobs Coral Gables Women’s Club Miami, FL 12 June 2013
  2. 2. About me Photo: Derek Kearney
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/7324305636/ A typical start to a story…
  4. 4. 29 June http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblndl/3154255478/
  5. 5. Creativity http://www.flickr.com/photos/international-festival/3018718331/
  6. 6. Destructivity http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevygee/3265941065/
  7. 7. The voices in my head seemed real http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/4887528060/
  8. 8. I totally freaked out
  9. 9. I shouldn't be writing this I misrepresented myself I don't know enough This should be someone else’s book I’m going to look stupid Everyone will see that I’m a fake What if it's not good enough? What if I'm not good enough? No…really!
  10. 10. Paralyzed and imprisoned http://www.flickr.com/photos/b3ni/2990601183/
  11. 11. Made me want to hide http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenzzz_14/7031233649/
  12. 12. Created roadblocks http://www.flickr.com/photos/99301367@N00/8497106802/
  13. 13. 2 days http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiery-phoenix/8428079916/
  14. 14. Physical evidence of fear http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpyfeline/4626401443/
  15. 15. The Inner Critic http://www.flickr.com/photos/lance_mountain/2849396572/
  16. 16. Guises of the Inner Critic Photo: Denise Jacobs
  17. 17. Comparisons http://www.flickr.com/photos/kharied/3315558702/
  18. 18. Perfectionism http://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
  19. 19. Impostor Syndrome
  20. 20. Procrastination http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  21. 21. Busyness
  22. 22. What is your Inner Critic? http://www.flickr.com/photos/b4b2/3954106061/
  23. 23. FEAR! Photo: Denise Jacobs
  24. 24. “False Evidence Appearing Real” F.E.A.R. =
  25. 25. Brainwaves http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
  26. 26. Know your Brainwaves
  27. 27. suppresses generative impulses http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeapalooza/553545517/
  28. 28. Critical voices http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeapalooza/553545517/
  29. 29. How do we… http://www.flickr.com/photos/b4b2/3954106061/
  30. 30. Banish the Inner Critic? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3822942678/
  31. 31. “Fear is not real. It is a product of the thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” - character of Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith), After Earth Wise words
  32. 32. 3 ways to bust through self-criticism http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanekemp/6152286326/
  33. 33. Turn the tables & partner
  34. 34. Curiosity http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtcatbagan/1557200142/
  35. 35. Ask questions http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/1507585665/
  36. 36. Work to http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmelsa/3000222387/
  37. 37. Comparisons aren’t real http://www.flickr.com/photos/suvodeb/2559017400/
  38. 38. Be compassionate http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazgrp/2050810720/
  39. 39. Transform
  40. 40. Remember your successes http://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
  41. 41. Empathize http://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/2646295354/
  42. 42. Changes your brain! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neuron-SEM.png
  43. 43. Changes your brain! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neuron-matrix.png
  44. 44. Practice
  45. 45. Learn from the master alchemists Photo: Denise Jacobs
  46. 46. Fail in private http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959867550/
  47. 47. Do it again http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959864706/
  48. 48. maintain perspective http://www.flickr.com/photos/daikrieg/1294053038/
  49. 49. Story end? http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonialuna/2942020058/
  50. 50. February http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/3709856898/
  51. 51. Failure http://www.flickr.com/photos/paolocampioni/2168286027/
  52. 52. Win! http://www.flickr.com/photos/clappstar/6297835482/
  53. 53. I wrote a book! Photo: Denise Jacobs
  54. 54. http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=brainwaves&order=9&offset=120#/dqc6w7 Have had great opportunities
  55. 55. Working with my Inner Critic http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielagama_fotografando/4029208908/
  56. 56. Allow me to create something wonderful http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4958540694/
  57. 57. I’m sure it will do the same for you, too http://www.flickr.com/photos/siutou_amy/2306794554/
  58. 58. http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/system/product_images/images/000/617/330/original_the_end_bookend_lifestyle.jpg The End
  59. 59. My articles for further reading netmagazine.com/features/ four-secrets-enhancing- creative-productivity alistapart.com/articles/ reigniting-your-creative-spark/ alistapart.com/articles/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
  60. 60. DeniseJacobs.com denise@denisejacobs.com I speak, write, and promote Creativity! Photo used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/
  61. 61. Thank you http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/3302110152/
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