In this episode of the VulnerABILITY Podcast, host Marisa Donnelly and guest Abe Lopez dive into negative self-talk and complacency – what causes these things, how to avoid them, and how to push back against the moments you feel tempted in order to truly grow.

They discuss stagnancy, inner demons, negative self-talk (and combating the negative voices in your head), and ways to change fear and doubt into movement. Both Marisa and Abe get super personal and deep with topics of inadequacy, self-shaming, and giving up. In truth, this podcast speaks to its name: vulnerable.

change your fear and doubt into movement

Biggest takeaway quote: “Channel your fear and doubt into movement. Let that movement change your perspective. Let that perspective change your direction.”

That means no matter how scared you are, don’t be afraid to take tiny steps in a more positive direction.

As both Marisa and Abe explain, in order to progress you must fight back against the negative self-talk and debilitating thoughts in your head. You must push back against the fear and against what holds you back. You have to shift the way you see yourself and speak to yourself, and let that change help you to move in a different direction, one that builds rather than breaks.

These ideas + more in this week’s podcast.