Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

Welcome back to episode #208! I don’t care how confident or how “positive” you are, we all fall guilty to negative self talk at one point or another. As my good friend Rachel Perry calls it, “the mean girl” somehow makes her way inside our mind. And yes…she is a sneaky one! What are characteristics of this “mean girl” you may ask? She never wants you to succeed. She keeps telling you’re not good enough. She always makes you second-guess yourself.

Is this starting to sound a little familiar now? Have you met her before? This “mean girl” is simply just a negative inner voice that comes to defeat us! However, just because “she” is there, and we hear these negative things, does NOT mean we have to give “her” power. It is our job to shut down the “mean girl” inside our mind, and that is exactly what Rachel is going to share with us on today’s episode.

“I have been referring to this inner voice as the mean girl…” At minute 1:56 Rachel gives us a mean girl story from her and how it happened to her and it’s not just you. Rachel tells us how this path of thinking is holding us back in our business

“Their story is not your story…” At 9:09 we’re talking about wanting our businesses to look exactly like someone else’s when in reality we don’t see behind-the-scenes to see how they actually got there. Rachel gives us a few tips on how to catch the mean girl in our heads and how to get past those moments. PLUS how this can affect our kids and clients.

“When you up-level in your life, she is going to strike…” At minute 17:40, we talk about the difference between the mean girl in our head and our gut feelings and intuition. Rachel and I talk about why it is SO important to surround yourself with people who will support you and who can call you out during these times.

“Identifying your mean girl takes practice…” At 23:08 Rachel wraps it up with something she wants everybody to know and leaves us with an exercise to work through that ‘mean girl’ voice!

If you want to connect more with Rachel, you can find her over on Instagram @rachelaperry and on her podcast, Making The Leap! She is also going to be the EMCEE at She’s Building Her Empire Live so be sure to get your tickets and come hangout with us in person!