What to Do When Negativity + Self Doubt Take Over

Helllloooo!

This month, I have been committed to getting my MIND on board with my program. I have been training my brain to do what I want it to do so it stays out of negative self talk and chatter (did you know you can train your brain the same way you train your body?!).

If you find that you are having a hard time keeping your Negative Nancy and Self-doubt Suzanne at bay, I share one of my FAVORITE sure fire tips to kick ’em to the curb.

You will learn an EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE GAME I learned from a VERY famous CELEBRITY, to get your mind out of poopy pants land and on with the show, because let’s face it, nobody like a poopypants, do they?

As always, leave me a comment and let me know if this was helpful.

Also, keep your eyes peeled, I have a special guest appearance in my next vid.

xo

Erin

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44 Responses to What to Do When Negativity + Self Doubt Take Over

  1. Greg Paul says:

    Oh yeah Erin.
    Just the thing I needed before another major film audition today.
    Of course, my mind had asked me if I really deserved this…
    U bet I do. I’ve worked long and hard to get the kind of calls
    I’m now getting. I don’t have room for doubters on my team.
    Yep. I told that thought to take a hike.
    Always a fan of your positivity and self empowerment.
    Keep ’em comin.

  2. amanda says:

    oh, i love it. in addition to providing me with delicious food for thought, your videos always make me smile. i get to see you even when i don’t get to see you! xoxo

    i am firing the thought…”ugh, really? another day we’re working, hustling, and doing double duty, full-timing it while trying to write other things we’re more passionate about in our free time?!” yuh-fi-uh’d! i am BLESSED that i have a writing job, and am able to doing other writing at the same time!!!! DUH! sometimes our minds need a little strong-arming.

    • Erin says:

      I totally agree. It’s easy to get all lovey dovey woo on ourselves, but every now and then a swift kick in the mental ass, does a body good:)

      Nice work!

  3. Yes. Yes. Yes. I found myself nodding along with what you were saying and answering your questions out loud. Wow. Mmhm. Needed this.

    I’m going to take a big scary step here and fire two of my negative employees who I thought had left on their own accord over a year ago and then showed up to work raring to go this month, saying to me, “you don’t deserve to be working with amazing, talented people. You’re just embarrassing yourself, everyone’s talking about it behind your back” and “You’ve let yourself go. You’re pathetic. You’re so fat. You’ve failed.” Buh-BYE!

    • Erin says:

      Oooh, I hate when they try to come back and work for you again. It’s like hello, I fired you last year. You are not employed by THIS company! Buh-BYE is right. They just needed a little reminder:)
      xx

  4. Chelsea says:

    Um, I <3 U.

    Today, Miss Poor is outta here! She's always bitchin' about "I don't have enough money for this or that… I'm never going to make the amount of money I really want… I'm going to be poor forever… What am I gonna do for RENT next month…" F U Miss Poor. Your thoughts are poor… so you are fi-yah-d! (And I didn't even need a comb-over.) 😉

    • Erin says:

      I heart u, too!

      Miss Poor needs to find a new place of employment. Her attitude is poor too. Fi-ya-d! Done-zo!

  5. Shayna says:

    My fav video so far 🙂

    I’m done with “what if’s”

    what if it doesn’t work out…blah blah blah…. “mr what-if…. you can suck it!… i mean WHAT IF i am totally successful and really really awesome?!?! RIGHT?!!?”

  6. Looooved your video and your take as you as CEO. I can totally relate to that. 😉

  7. JulieHop says:

    Love this one, Erin! Best game ever. I’m firing Harrison Comparison. No need to compare, I’ve got it all right here!

  8. I like this game! I’m going to put it into practice starting today.

  9. Hey Erin – loved this video! I’m firing Fatty Fannie who continuously tells me that I’m never going to get my eating & exercise habits under control on a full-time basis, and will always battle with my weight. She is outta here!!!
    Thank you!

  10. Kelly Lynn says:

    Erin!!!! OMG KILLER video Love Love Love the content and of course the video!! Such great advice!!! LOVE xoxoxo ~ KL

  11. Olivia says:

    Agree with Shayna- love this vid!!!
    Julie, while I LOVE his name, I am sending Harrison Comparison’s ass to da curb. Done with his shit.

    I am firing the entire Future Dept, because I struggle with recognising miracles and manifested dreams that are right in front of me. The Future Dept keeps me constantly looking ahead and I can’t appreciate here and now with their voices in my ears. Sorry, dudes, you are all (drumroll) FIRED.

    I also fire Rita Resistance. No explanation needed. She does not get an exit interview. She just gets the eff out.

    And now that I have open positions I am looking to hire Abe Abundance, Patti Peace, and Marsha Meditation.

    Xoxoxoxooxox

    • Erin says:

      Olivia-

      This is fantastic! I love all the new people coming in to work for you!!:)

      You are so creative + are using it to your advantage. Seems like Creative Caroline as a high up position in your co. hee hee.

      Well done ma lady.

      xx

      • Shayna says:

        OMG I AM also HIRING ABE ABUNDANCE. and then promoting him immediately thereafter. good thing he can work for all of us 🙂

        • Olivia says:

          Thank you Erin 🙂 With all these available openings, Creative Caroline has been promoted to CEO.

          Yes, Shayna, Abe is a freelancer and available to all!!!

  12. Nadette says:

    the thought I am firing is “there is something wrong with me”

    love you ERIN!

  13. Heather says:

    I loved this video Erin! You are hilarious and I can totally relate to this. Sometimes Suzy Sassypants comes into my office as a temp – next time I’m going to ask her to leave before she even steps foot in the lobby!

  14. Andria says:

    Mmm that ice cream looked really good.

    NO! FIRED!

  15. Shannon says:

    What a great way to keep my thoughts on track!! I’ve found some thoughts deserve a gentle “you’re great, but unfortunately this is just no longer the company’s direction. good luck!” While other thoughts get the definitive “you’re not up to snuff–security will escort you out.” I’ve also hired new thoughts along the way to keep things fresh!!

    • Erin says:

      This is GRRRREAT Shannon. I like that different thoughts need to be fired in different ways. You are so right. And I love the visual of security escorting the BAD ones out! LOL! That is really fantastic!

  16. nati says:

    me gusta. me gusta mucho.

  17. Jeffrey says:

    Love! You are so fancy with your movie editing!

    I fired Damien Damage (like “The Omen”)and his executive assistant Sally Settle. Damien goes around ‘reminding’ all my positive, progressive thoughts that I’m ‘too messed up’ to be successful, and then Sally follows up with cigarettes to ‘fill’ the void. I fired Sally a few weeks ago, and even though Damien got that creepy Omen look in his eyes when I fired him, too, I think I managed to convince him that I was just not a good host anymore!

  18. Karie Hill says:

    My mind just said, “Get off Erin’s blog and get to work you loser!!” and I replied, “Mind your own business, Rude Rita. I’m the boss!”

    Fired!!!

    As always, great vid! xo

  19. Erin, dude, you are freakin’ hilarious! Just love your vids, and this one really hit home for me… Suzy comes to work part-time and shows up with her negative shit. Time to fire her a-s-s! Love this!

  20. Mardi Halperin says:

    HEY ERIN,
    I REALLY ADMIRE WHAT YOU ARE DOING. I TRY AND WORK ON SELF-EXPLORATION ALL THE TIME AND FOR SOME REASON CAN NOT ALLOW MYSELF TO BE PROUD OF MYSELF OR LET GO OF THE GUILT OR EVEN CELEBRATE MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS. RATHER, I LOOK AT THE THINGS I HAVE NOT ACCOMPLISHED. I SO WISH I HAD YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND ALSO LIVED IN NY TO TAKE YOUR CLASSES TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON MYSELF. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO.

    MARDI HALPERIN

  21. Emily Foster says:

    OMG Ms. Susie Sassy Pants totally runs my HR department.

  22. Stepy says:

    Thank you, Erin, your video is very positive! Such a wonderful advice, is it? Your videos help greatly!

  23. gloria eichenauer says:

    Your expressions make me laugh. I love that I feel like I know you when I hardly know you.
    You’re going to make being weird cool. Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s blessed.

  24. Nathalie says:

    Ohhhh Erin! I sooooo needed this video today. I love your sense of humour, your funny faces and the way you make me feel like your right there supporting me.So I go!

    Yo! This whole “I don’t have enough time” crap is a waste of time in itself! Stop whining, get off your butt and just do it! And freakin’ smile while you’re at it, ok? I don’t need any more drama in this place so ? just get going or get out!Geez!

  25. KR says:

    Hi Erin,
    First time listening……I like your positivity…..
    I need this. My Suzy is:
    Don’t have a job, need $, I’m stupid, I regret things, I think my children are disappointed in me.
    Help!