You And Your Inner Critic

Discover How To Increase Your Self-Esteem So You Really Like Who You Are The harshest, meanest, and most rejecting person you will ever have to deal with you is you. The pattern you have of judging, criticizing, and otherwise being a jerk to yourself is a major component of social anxiety. The way out is the totally transform how you to talk to yourself. Listen below to find out how! Click below to hear this episode! http://traffic.libsyn.com/shrinkfortheshyguy/Shrink-For-The-Shy-Guy-Episode-006-You-And-Your-Inner-Critic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:38 — 36.2MB) | Embed Your Most Important Relationship Today’s episode is actually incredibly important because it covers the most important relationship in your life. You know, at the end of the last episode, I talked about we’re going to look at some relationship hang-ups. And when you first hear that, we’re going to look at your relationship hang-ups, you might think, well, is this me and women, is this me and my friends, is this maybe even me and my family but before we even look at any of that stuff, we got to go down to the most fundamental, important, biggest relationship in your life and that is the relationship between you and you. And it’s a relationship that you might not even really consider a relationship, you might not even paying much attention to it, you might even think relationship with me, that’s weird, I am me, how can I have a relationship with me? And that’s often how we operate in our day to day life even though that’s the most important relationship in our lives, we tend to be focused...

Overcoming Fear (Part 2)

The Secret To Overcome Your Fears Last week you learned all about fear and how it holds you back. This week, we go deeper into the subject of fear, into the area that can be the scariest of them all. Relationships. Whether it’s fear of approaching someone you find attractive, fear of asking them out, fear of being rejected, or fear of loving and getting hurt, relationships can hold a lot of fear. But they also can hold life’s greatest joys. Listen below to learn how to break through your fears of creating outstanding relationships. Click below to hear this episode! http://traffic.libsyn.com/shrinkfortheshyguy/Shrink-For-The-Shy-Guy-Episode-005-Overcoming-Fear-Part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:07 — 33.0MB) | Embed Social Anxiety And Relationships I’m excited about this episode because this is the first time that we, that’s right you and I, are going to take a deeper look in you and your relationship, your intimate relationship, your relationships with the fairer sex. That’s right you and women and that’s a big area when it comes to shyness and social anxiety that’s one of the major things that trips guys up and that’s one of the major areas that is a source of pain. Even people who progress beyond basic social skills and social confidence, you might feel like you have a general sense that you can talk to people, that you can feel comfortable in yourself that maybe you have gone past the fear that everyone is going to reject you and you have some belief that people could like you and that you have had positive experiences with friendships and maybe even with...

Overcoming Fear (Part 1)

How To Overcome Fear And Social Anxiety The hallmark of shyness and social anxiety is fear. Fear of what others will think, fear of taking risks, fear of bad outcomes, fear of being judged, fear of embarrassment, fear of looking foolish, fear of… In order to break through the ceiling that your shyness is creating, you must learn how to overcome your fears. Listen to this week’s episode to discover how! Click below to hear this episode! http://traffic.libsyn.com/shrinkfortheshyguy/Shrink-For-The-Shy-Guy-Episode-004-Overcoming-Fear-Pt-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:48 — 28.1MB) | Embed Overcome Shyness: Do What Scares You Do what scares you. You heard me right. That is something that actually makes many people cringe but particularly my shy friends out there because, as you know, we have a habit or pattern you might say of avoiding what scares us. That’s a place that I lived for many years in my life… There’s something that scared me say, going over and introducing myself to a pretty young attractive co-ed when I was in college, and I wouldn’t do that. That sounds like a terrible idea. Or maybe going and applying for a job, or offering to speak up in a group of people, or raising your hand in a class, or taking on a project at work and involves leadership responsibilities or signing up to do a presentation at work or at school or anywhere else in your life, really finding a way to put yourself out there in the professional life, in your personal life when it comes to dating and relationships or most recently, I was at a wedding...

How To Change Your Story

Change Your Story, Change Your Life The story you have about yourself — who you are and what you are capable of — has a profound impact on your level of confidence and success in life. If you have a toxic, problem-saturated story, overcoming anxiety can be quite difficult. But when you learn how to change your story for the better, life begins to completely transform around you. Click below to hear this episode! http://traffic.libsyn.com/shrinkfortheshyguy/Shrink-For-The-Shy-Guy-Episode-003-How-To-Change-Your-Story.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:08 — 25.7MB) | Embed What Is Your Story? I’m particularly excited about today’s show because I get to share with you the idea of your story. If you haven’t heard this before this is something that totally changed my life… Not to be dramatic, but it literally changed my life when I was 19 or 20 years old when I discovered it. And it really started shifting for me, a number of years before I really started to break free from shyness because I still had a lot of work to do but you can say that was the starting point, that was the turning point for me and so I’m hoping that by sharing this with you today it can be your turning point, it can start to shift things for you. So let me describe what I mean by the idea of your story, and this idea is so powerful that it is an integral part of a number of the therapies that have shown to be effective for shyness including cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and a variety of others. If you remember...

The Cause Of Shyness

Discover The Real Cause Of Shyness And Social Anxiety Click below to hear this episode! http://traffic.libsyn.com/shrinkfortheshyguy/Shrink-For-The-Shy-Guy-Episode-002-The-Cause-Of-Shyness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:59 — 28.3MB) | Embed Shyness – Anticipating The Worst This is our second show. We made it through the first one and everything went according to plan without explosions. And today is a particularly exciting show because today we’re going to get into what is the cause of shyness and social anxiety. When we strip away all of the ideas that we tell ourselves, all the reasons why things are going to go wrong, all of the self criticisms, all that stuff that makes up social anxiety, what’s underneath that? What is the cause of this challenge? Because if you understand the cause, then you can start to work towards the solution. This material is incredibly valuable to the people that I share it with when we explore it in confidence coaching sessions, and people start to see what the cause is. There’s this light bulb that starts to go off. And you realize that, “hey, wait a minute, you mean the cause is just this one thing that I’m doing repeatedly in my own mind and there something that I can do about it?” So I’m going to get into that in this episode. And I hope it has as big an effect on you that it had on me when I first learned this. But I want to start with though is just a brief review of what is shyness. As we talked about the last podcast shyness consists of two things. That...
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