• Shadé Zahrai

Ep. 35 | How to Overcome Your Inner Critics



Continuing on from the Part 1 (introducing you to 5 of your inner-critics) in this 2-part series, I will take you through the 5 questions to self-coach your way out of being a slave to your inner critics.


"Life is a constant struggle, not only against forces around us, but above all against our own 'ego’."

The inner-critics can be attributed to the lower-self or ego. They can be a self-created source of anguish, anxiety, unfulfillment and unhappiness.


When women reach out to me asking for help, do you know what they most commonly ask for?


It’s not how to advance quicker in their career, it’s not how to negotiate a higher salary and it’s not how to deliver a killer sales presentation (although I’m sure all these things would still be nice bonuses…).


What they ask me is something along the lines of this:


“I know my perfectionism is holding me back and I know I have imposter syndrome. I really want to feel more confident… Can you help me?”

What they truly want is help to remove their self-imposed limiting blocks that fill them with self-doubt, that keep them questioning their value and convince them that they’re not ready, not good enough, not going to succeed…


Their Classic Judge is often shining a spotlight on how they fall short of their peers. Their Victim makes them feel powerless. Their Ringmaster convinces them that they need to keep pushing otherwise others will ‘find out’ that they don’t deserve to be where they are -

(If you don’t know who these voices are, make sure you watch my previous episode where I introduce you to your 5 Inner Critics! Click here).