How To Instantly Turn Around Negative Self Talk

Here’s something you may not know about me …

I just started skiing last year. I’m “okay” at it and can do intermediate (blue) runs, but obviously I’m still learning.

Well, last week I went skiing with friends who are practically pro skiers. They can do black diamonds (the hardest runs) easily.

As the day went on, I found myself starting to feel negative and down on myself.


My friends would get down the mountain so much faster than me, and then had to wait for me to finish coming down the slope for like 3 minutes.

As you can imagine, this led me to criticize myself and lots of negative self talk.

Not productive.

Once I realized what was going on, I instantly did a simple technique and my self talk changed back to the positive.

And today, I’ll share that exact technique with you, so you can use it in ANY situation in your life where you want to keep making progress towards your goals, without beating yourself up.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s so important to turn negative self-talk around
  • The 3 conversations you can have in your mind
  • Why you’ll only “win” one of those conversations and “lose” with the other two, EVERY SINGLE TIME
  • My sure-fire technique for turning around negative self talk and get you thinking positively about yourself
  • And more …


Lance Smith



Thank you so much for sharing that comment. It really works for me. I always learn a lot from you James. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Patricia van der Heijden

Thanks James, when I started ski-ing I had the same experience. It really works that way in life also. What a great metaphor. Thanks for the positive reminder…and have fun ski-ing 🙂

Jason Gillis

Good stuff, thank you James. I would add a fourth question: Am I fully engaged today?
Sometimes, misfortune or missteps prevent us from being better than we were in the past, and that can lead to negative self talk as well. Think of the beginner in fitness-she made a lot of progress the year before, but is now injured & can’t continue the track she was on that was Indeed working.
What can we do in situations like this? We can be fully engaged today, and take it step-by-step, not tied to any particular outcome, but knowing that as we do our best today, the future unfolds in the best direction it can


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