Skull talk is important. 

You are the voice you hear most often.

On your road to being great at communication we can’t forget about how we talk to ourselves.

How should you talk to yourself?

Try this:

Dear Self,

You don’t have to worry about someone “taking our place”.
As long as we keep welcoming challenges and looking for problems to solve we almost can’t go wrong.
There are not many other people willing to do that.

You are a hero for always trying to improve yourself.  

Don’t compare us to other people.
Compare us to our-self and measure our success on lessons learned and our perspective gained since last year.

I know money is the most popular measurement to track improvement, but it shouldn’t be.

In fact, take it easy on us from time to time!
No one is perfect.
We can’t control everything all the time.
Let’s stick to us being the change we want to see in our field of work and in our world.
We can control what we focus on.

I know our best is good enough.
I think the trick is sticking to what we are best at and surrounding ourselves with people who can help us with the rest.

Stop talking about how “we are not getting any younger”
Who is?!
I know, I know… A younger body would be nice.
But I wouldn’t trade our wisdom for anything.
What we lack in stamina we can make up for in making smart moves.

Let’s follow trends to keep up with what our customers want.
I am okay with that.
But please don’t forget to learn from those who have proved a strategy that works in the year we are living in.

I am aware we have responsibilities.
Just don’t forget us in the mix.
I am you.

I know we haven’t been the best of friends in the past.
Let’s let those days be finished.
Together I get the feeling we can get back up from anything.

#onyou #strikeamatch #burnyourships

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