Stop Sabotaging Yourself: Develop Bulletproof Confidence with One Big Idea from “Gorilla Mindset” by Mike Cernovich

November 11, 2019

If you know who Mike Cernovich is, odds are you either love him or hate him (Just that fact alone proves he’s a talented marketer…)

Your average joe probably knows him as the conservative citizen journalist that CBS’s 60 Minutes show wanted to paint as a fake news propagator.

With over 500,000 followers on Twitter, Mike is a big name in alternative political media.

But few people know that Mike is also a prolific author, filmmaker, and entrepreneur.

In his book, “Gorilla Mindset,” Mike goes deep on all the factors involved in building and maintaining a mindset capable of helping you tackle challenges and achieve your goals.

From mindfulness to nutrition to exercise, he takes a holistic approach on the interconnectedness of winning the “inner game” of the entrepreneurial psychology.

The biggest idea I took away from this one is simple. It has to do with self-talk, or, naturally: The way in which you talk to yourself:

Talk To Yourself the Same Way You Would a Trusted Friend!

If your friend made a mistake and came to you looking for advice… how much longer would you remain friends if your feedback sounded like the following?:

“God, you’re so stupid! Why do you always fuck up? This is going to ruin everything and I can’t really see a way forward for you.”

The answer is: Probably not for long.

So why do we have the tendency to give ourselves permission to talk this way to ourselves?

Doesn’t make much sense, does it?

So next time you are facing a challenge or reflecting on how you could have done something better, become mindful of the way in which you talk to yourself.

As you condition yourself to be more forgiving, positive, and solution oriented, confidence naturally grows.

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© 2020 – Michael J. McGovern