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Are you undermining your strength?

One of the many techniques you can use to empower yourself to more fully Own Your Awesome is to master your internal dialogue or self-talk. In today’s guest article, Grace Killelea, who was a guest on The C.A.P. Podcast earlier this month, talks about ways you can use positive self talk to increase your chances of success.

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8 Tips for Positive Self-Talk to Spur Success

By Grace Killelea

Each of us has about 50,000 thoughts each day. Most are judgments. Many are negative. All are stories. Most of them are fiction.

We find ourselves saying:

  • “I’m never going to get that promotion.”
  • “Money is not my strong suit.”
  • “I’m so disorganized!”

If we hear these “lies” enough, they can end up becoming truths.

Self-talk is one of the easiest ways to sabotage your business career as well as your social life, and, conversely, one of the easiest ways to boost your confidence. But positive self-talk is a learned skill that takes discipline. Face it. We’ve done the negative chatter for years and so easily fall into the pattern.

Here are 8 tips for positive self-talk:

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The CAP Podcast, Episode 9: Grace Killelea on the Crisis of Confidence

Grace Killelea on The C.A.P. Podcast

When you see an opportunity, do you stand in your power and claim what you want? Or do you modestly sit by and hope someone will notice you? Lord knows I’ve done that myself!

In this episode of The C.A.P. Podcast, I talk with Grace Killelea, founder and CEO of Half The Sky Leadership Institute, about this “crisis of confidence” and how it affects women in the workforce, as well as women entrepreneurs.

We talk about why women appear less confident, and therefore don’t get the leadership positions they are perfectly capable of filling. This has nothing to do with our competence. We women are ready to be leaders, we just aren’t raising our hands to claim leadership roles.

Grace advises women to “suit up, show up, speak up and start where you are,” which she defines in more detail in the podcast. We also touch on:

  • How the way you hold your body can change your mind and emotions
  • How the crisis of confidence affects all women, not just those in corporate jobs
  • How we influence the next generation of women

To learn more about Grace Killelea and her work, visit:


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