Day 23: Is Self-Talk Costing You Business?

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Is Your Self-Talk Costing You Business? Do you talk to your self when you are not teaching or preaching your message of goodness to the world?


  • 1 4oz lightly cooked salmon filet
  • 16oz water + 1tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 4oz cup of shredded zucchini
  • 1 40z cup of shredded yellow squash
  • 4 beef meatballs
  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only
  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only
  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only
  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only


  • I am reading the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown and he talks about a CEO who said yes to many requests without really thinking about it. And then he goes on to explain how his stress went up as the quality of his work went down. The book is full of wisdom nuggets like this that make me stop and think – “Hey, that’s me.” Today I will say “yes” to only the things that only I can do, and say no to everything else.

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I’m wrapping up a course on How to Market using Your About Us page on your website. I will be teaching two classes this afternoon covering that topic with two different audiences. The challenge is in explaining why each element is important to an About Us page.



My interactions today with other people were a stretch outside my comfort zone. There are a couple of people in our network who have asked for help and words of encouragement. Today I took a few minutes to text words of encouragement and send memes of humor on the subjects they are focusing on. I’m hoping it was a moment of hope in an otherwise busy day.

Business Progress


I went to bed last night, probably the first time in my adult life, when I was not physically exhausted – I went to bed because it was early – and the right thing to do. I fell asleep almost immediately and slept soundly through the night until the alarm rang this morning.

Is Self-Talk Costing You Business?

Do you talk to yourself when you are not teaching or preaching your message of goodness to the world? And what is it you are saying?

YOU Could be the Reason For Business Failure

Before you start explaining why your self-talk is justified, let’s take a deeper look and see if a few tweaks could reframe your current situation and put you back on the right track toward health, wealth, and happiness.

If you make excuses and you let yourself off the hook for things you should be responsible for – you could be the reason for burnout, and business failure.

Stop Making Excuses

Removing excuses from our self-talk can have several psychological benefits that contribute to overall well-being and personal growth. Here are some psychological reasons why it can be helpful and healthy to eliminate excuses:

  1. Accountability: When you remove excuses, you take ownership of your actions and decisions. This accountability can boost your self-esteem and self-worth because you’re acknowledging that you have control over your life and its outcomes. This can lead to a greater sense of personal empowerment.
  2. Increased motivation: Excuses often serve as a way to avoid taking action or facing challenges. By eliminating excuses, you’re more likely to feel motivated to take on tasks and pursue your goals. When you believe you have the ability to overcome obstacles, you’re more likely to put in the effort required to succeed.
  3. Reduced stress and anxiety: Making excuses can be mentally draining and stressful. Constantly justifying your actions or inaction can lead to anxiety and a negative mindset. Removing excuses can help reduce this mental burden and promote a more relaxed and positive outlook on life.
  4. Improved problem-solving skills: When you stop making excuses, you’re more inclined to analyze situations objectively and seek practical solutions to problems. This can lead to better problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to challenging circumstances effectively.
  5. Enhanced self-awareness: Excuses often involve rationalizations and justifications that can mask underlying issues or insecurities. By eliminating excuses, you’re forced to confront these issues directly, which can lead to greater self-awareness and personal growth.
  6. Better relationships: Eliminating excuses can lead to more honest and transparent communication with others. When you take responsibility for your actions and decisions, it fosters trust and respect in your relationships, both personal and professional.
  7. Increased resilience: Facing challenges without relying on excuses can help you develop resilience and the ability to bounce back from setbacks. You become better equipped to handle adversity and develop a more optimistic and growth-oriented mindset.
  8. Enhanced self-discipline: Removing excuses often requires practicing self-discipline and making intentional choices. Over time, this can lead to improved self-control and the development of healthy habits, which can positively impact various areas of your life.
  9. Greater sense of accomplishment: When you achieve your goals without relying on excuses, you’ll experience a greater sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. This can boost your self-esteem and provide motivation to set and achieve even more ambitious goals.
  10. Personal growth and fulfillment: Ultimately, eliminating excuses can lead to personal growth and a greater sense of fulfillment in life. By taking responsibility for your choices and actions, you’re more likely to align your behavior with your values and aspirations, leading to a more meaningful and purposeful existence.

In summary, removing excuses from your self-talk can have numerous psychological benefits, including increased accountability, motivation, reduced stress, improved problem-solving skills, enhanced self-awareness, better relationships, increased resilience, improved self-discipline, a greater sense of accomplishment, and overall personal growth and fulfillment.

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Recommended Resources:

The New Tape – 8 Hours of Positive Reprogramming While You Sleep
Intermittent Fasting’s Darkest Secret
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself
Negative Self-Talk and How to Change It
The Self-Talk Workout: Six Science-Backed Strategies to Dissolve Self-Criticism and Transform the Voice in Your Head
365 Days of Positive Self-Talk
The Power of Positive Self-Talk
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My Journey Back

Today’s Body:



6.20 Hours | Min


112 oz.




Calories In


Calories Burned

Cal Burned:



144.6 lbs


24.00 Hours | Min


On a scale of 1 – to 10 – I was a 10 all day.




  • 250 Yards Warmup
  • 15 min speed kick
  • 15 min water aerobics – all out
  • 15 min water running
  • 250 yards warm down
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