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Everyone knows that nothing holds a creative back more than themselves. We all think that we’re not good enough. We get jealous of others, and give up before we even try. We believe our skills just aren’t good enough.


You’re just letting your inner critic control your brain. You need to learn to acknowledge the critic, and see what it’s really telling you. You can learn a lot about yourself from your inner critic, but you can’t let it control your life. There are a few things that cause an inner critic to come out and take control:

  • Envy of other
  • Too much self criticism
  • Not letting go of emotions
  • Pressure from deadlines and our environment
  • Fear

It’s easy to let our mind’s get wrapped up in thoughts, emotions, and fears. In fact it’s something we’ve done our entire lives. When you first learn to accept and acknowledge the inner critic, but not let it control your emotions and life it can be very unsettling. So many people get uncomfortable without it that they end up reverting right back to their old habits.

On this episode of the Creative Warrior podcast we are joined by Denise Jacobs, who teaches us the various critics we have inside of ourselves and how we can conquer them.

Download this episode today to learn how you can start to change your perspective, stop holding yourself back, and get into the truly creative place you need to be in to find the success you want.


“Creativity and flow state comes from relaxing self-evaluation and self-judgment.” -Denise Jacobs

Highlights –

  • People want more than hype, they want science and research.
  • You have to trust yourself and relax into a situation to produce your best results.
  • If you are having writer’s block, go do something creative and fun.
  • The self critic is not a natural state.
  • We connect our inner critic with drama.
  • Emotions are meant to pass through us – let them go.
  • Name your inner critic and address it when it shows up.
  • When you expect something negative is going to happen, you look for anything negative and make it appear.
  • Separate the inner critic from the attacked self.
  • The inner critic can be helpful. Look for the inner evaluator.
  • It’s easy to get wrapped up in comparisons with today’s social media.
  • Learn from and celebrate other people’s success.
  • All boats rise with the tide.
  • Let your envy motivate you, not paralyze you.

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Resources –

  • 12 Must-Have Mindsets for Uncommon Entrepreneurs! A FREE tool for Creative Warriors to help you get clear on the ways you need to think differently to get the results you want. We’ve been handed a whole bunch of malarky about who we are and how business works that simply doesn’t work for us. It’s time to set it straight! This tool will give you the insights you need to think your way to success as a Creative Warrior and keep you on track.
  • Check out the Creative Warriors RESOURCE page! A collection of the best companies, hand-selected, to help you succeed! You’ll find vendors, services, products, and programs to help you Create, Serve, and Be Prosperous! All these companies have been used and approved by Jeffrey and most are used every day in his business.
  • Music by Jawn

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