Saying No to “Monkey Mind”

monkeyIn Tai Chi practice, there’s a concept called “monkey mind.” It’s the little voice in the back of your head that nags you about your every flaw—real or imagined.

The monkey says things like: “You’re a failure.” “You’re a fraud.” And its favorite refrain: “Nothing you do will ever work out right because you’re just not good enough.”

Freelancers and solo creative pros are particularly susceptible to monkey mind, partly because we have fewer defenses built into our workflow. Here are 3 tips for beating this insidious success-killer:

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