Empowerment Step: Watch your thinking.
Are you aware of your inner critic? We all have a voice inside that tells us we are bad, stupid, flawed, a failure, unlovable, not good enough ...
To empower ourselves, we need to know when the critic is speaking. We need to see that this is an old thinking pattern that is NOT TRUE.
Set an intention to be aware when the inner critic is speaking. Whenever you hear its negative voice, gently but firmly tell it, "Thanks for your concern but I'm okay."
"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
-- Norman Vincent Peale