The Relationship Between Self-Talk And Your Bottom Line


It is widely understood by psychologists that the power of our inner voice is immense in its relation to how we think and operate in the world. Many people do not even notice how negatively their thought patterns and self-talk can be, thus not relating its impact to one’s livelihood-including their business or career. Carrying limiting beliefs for yourself directly affects your loved ones, employees and ultimately your bottom line. It is crucial to recognize any false limitations you may be putting upon yourself. These can include simple inner monologues such as “I am going to bomb in this presentation’, ‘There is no way I am qualified for this job promotion’, or “this market is already saturated there’s no chance my product will sell’.

All of these false and limiting statements stunt our opportunity to not only pursue our full potential but to actually fulfill our dreams.  Two key ingredients to your and your business’s success: belief in yourself and passion.

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” - Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.


The first step is to identify the way in which you speak to yourself. Many of us have a relationship with ourselves exhibited by the running dialogue you have in your head throughout the day. It can be easy to let this turn negative and discouraging due to the seemingly innate nature many of us have toward self-criticism.

It can be helpful to imagine your inner self as a child-a being in need of a more compassionate, tender approach. Another method is speaking to yourself as if you are the coach and your inner-self the mentee or player you are wishing to encourage and enliven.

Whatever your method be gently with yourself. It is important to not be delusional and still rational with the ‘advice’ you give yourself yet do take a more warm and sensitive approach. Be your own biggest fan! You can acknowledge mistakes or setbacks in an honorable and productive way.

Examples of positive self-affirming statements that will undoubtedly improve your relationship with yourself and your bottom line:

  I do not accept the word ”cannot” as part of my business vocabulary.

  Replace the phrase “I cannot . . . ” with “I can . . . . ”

  My hard work will pay off for me and my family.

  I believe in my unique skills and assets.

  My belief in my skills and talents will allow me to earn trust and respect from potential clients.

  I have a great service/product that’s beneficial to clients.

  I expect good things to happen.

  In the unexpected, I can find the positive.

  I embrace change and challenges.

  I am in charge of my future.

  I am proud of what I have accomplished today.