Do yourself a favor…the next time you start to say something bad about yourself, SHUT UP! Seriously, shut up. Don’t say it.

How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk

You can think it, but don’t say it. Don’t mumble it under your breathe. Don’t say it to someone else. Don’t write it down.

Your negative thoughts don’t have to become reality. In fact they can’t be, because you are too valuable to the rest of us to live that way.

So shut up.

Your parents or grandparents probably told you:

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

The same applies to talking to and about yourself.

I’m not telling you to live in fantasy land. The world will keep you from ever doing that. It will knock you down, drag you around, tell you lies, and leave you the cleaning bill. I am telling you to control what only you can…your words about yourself.

In today’s episode, I will share six strategies to help you overcome the negative words you say about yourself. This might be one of the most important episodes I ever do, because I see this problem in so many people, from friends, family, and coaching clients.

If you want to be successful, you have to change the way you talk about yourself. This episode will show you how.

Listen to this episode:

Episode Links and Resources

FREE CHEAT SHEET: Starter Guide to Positive Declarations

FREE WORKSHEET: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs


Like food is to the body, self-talk is to the mind. Don’t let any junk thoughts repeat in your head.

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.

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Next Episode

Join me for episode 66 with Dr. Shane Wall, who is playing a large role in addressing the problem of fatherlessness in this country. He hosts a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice. This is a powerful episode that you don’t want to miss.

What do you need to stop telling yourself? What positive words can you replace it with?

6 thoughts on “Episode 065: How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk

  1. Davin Bong says:

    Wonderful podcast. This got to be one of my favorite podcasts from you Matt. Thank you for humanizing your podcast by adding your own struggles and story. Love the vulnerability in your story!

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      Thanks David. That means a lot.

  2. Michael Mota @ NTPNW says:

    I just listen to this episode and I have to tell you I loved it. I just did a podcast ( last month) about using positive thought and getting away from negative thought as it pertains to a person and there money. But this show really gave me more to think about and gave me more info to help others as well to help improve myself. Thanks for what you do Matt.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      That is awesome Michael. Glad you liked it and got something from it!

  3. I really loved this episode. I was struggling with my negative self talk right now and I decide to look something in your podcast to stop thinking and I found this.
    I am practicing repetition…
    You are great Matt!!

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      That is awesome Rachel!

      I’m so glad you found it. Lot’s more to come on this topic 🙂

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