John-Paul Flintoff: How To Silence Your Inner Critic / Start

John-Paul Flintoff




How To Silence Your Inner Critic / Start


Until a few years ago, I knew nothing about the idea of an “inner critic”. I had negative beliefs, and I believed them: simple as that.

And, my goodness, how it held me back.

I want to share with you what I’ve learned, because I know it can help. When I wrote about it for The Guardian newspaper, it was shared nearly 18,000 times. 

Eighteen thousand!

But I’ve come to see that reading a newspaper article can’t have the same benefit as following a course…

With pauses built into it…

Enabling you to take time to reflect carefully on your own situation.

So I made a course.

In this page, and the ones that follow, my goal is to provide you with fresh ideas so that you can STOP undermining yourself with your own unhelpful thinking.

Then go forth to DO GREAT THINGS

If you think that’s a good idea, read on…

In the next few posts, I’m going to show you the following:

Each one contains a bite-sized lesson. 

Shouldn’t take you more than five or 10 minutes to consume each one. 

At the end of the series, you will understand my approach to recognising and dismantling the power of your inner critic. 

I’ve held back from creating a series on these lines, because a LOT of other people offer help with this kind of thing.

But I came to see that my approach is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from almost everybody else’s. 

And I decided to create this course for a somewhat selfish reason. 

At least I’m honest. :-)

I want more people to enrol for my other courses.

And the biggest obstacle to people completing ANY of those courses successfully is… 

Lack of self-belief.

I can’t argue with that.

If you don’t believe in yourself you can’t really do much else. And I can’t do much for you.

As long as you continue to be held back by the critical voice inside you, there’s no way to implement what I teach elsewhere.

You won’t achieve personal goals, or dare to put things “out there”.

You won’t start a movement, or build an audience, or charge properly for what you do

I get it.

I’ve been there. Stick with me, and I might even tell you how I got overwhelmed by critical thoughts myself, and learned to overcome it. (Not sure, yet.)

What I do know is that silencing YOUR inner critic should be your #1 priority.


Your Homework

Write five sentences that start “I want to silence my inner critic because…”

Really do that. At least five sentences. And don’t try to “save time” by leaving out these eight words. Write them out each time. Doing this makes it more real. Gives you a greater sense of commitment.

Don’t move on to the next lesson till you have done it. You would only be wasting your time.


When you’re ready, click here to start the first lesson:
https://www.flintoff.org/silence-your-inner-critic-2