What do you say when you talk to yourself? Understand, I’m not asking whether or not you talk to yourself. I’m pretty sure you do. Not convinced?
Think about the last time you lost your keys. Where are they? They must be in my jacket. How could I lose my keys again?
Then there’s that morning that you couldn’t get out of bed. Just five more minutes. I can hit snooze just this last time. Get up. You have to get up. You can’t be late again.
Whether it’s encouraging yourself to run another lap, or dumping on yourself for spilling your coffee, the reality is that you are constantly talking to your self. It’s what you say when you talk to your self that will have a definite and profound impact on every inch of your life.
About What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
In February, we’ll deep dive into Shad Helmstetter’s What to Say When You Talk to Your Self: Powerful New Techniques to Program Your Potential for Success.
The book was first copyrighted in 1982, which makes it a bonafide old school read. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:
“You can create the energy to turn your dreams into reality, by knowing the secrets of…What to Say When You Talk to Your Self. Imagine relying on yourself to optimize your outlook, focus your plans, and keep you on top, in touch, and going for it! You can do it, by adopting the simple techniques of Self-Talk…” (Back cover copy, Pocket Books edition, © 1982)
Our author, Dr. Helmstetter, is one of the most respected behavioral researchers of our time. His work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN News.
Where to Find What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
I didn’t come across an audio version of What to Say When You Talk to Your Self. Please let me know if you do.
Now that you know where to buy the book, get your copy and get to reading. Watch this space for more posts in this series. We’ll be using the hashtags #oldschoolreads and #WhatToSay on Twitter. Get the latest info when you sign up for the Old School Reads Newsletter.
If you’ve read the book before, I would love to get your thoughts.
Old School Readers: When are you more likely to talk to yourself? When you’re stressed? When you’re excited? In the car? In the shower? What would you like to learn from the book?