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Beyond The Stethoscope

Jun 10, 2019

Favorite quotes of the episode: “Happiness is Joy and Contentment.”

“When you recognize your Inner Critic is just your habitual conditioned old computer programming mind, you don’t have to take guidance from it anymore.” 

“The Secret to Life is learning how to manage the thoughts of your Inner Critic.  If you aren’t managing those thoughts, you are just living life on autopilot.

Episode Overview

I kicked off 2019 with a promise to discuss big issues, big ideas and provide real-world actionable solutions that we can all implement in our daily lives as busy professionals.

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In this episode, I talk with Joanna Kleinman from Dethroning Your Inner Critic to discuss just that!


She is a licensed psychotherapist, a national workshop leader, and upcoming author with more than 22 years of experience working in private practice with clients both locally and all over the world via zoom. 

She created the online transformational program called “Dethroning Your Inner Critic™, and podcast. It is an approach that centers around her groundbreaking M.I.N.D Method, which consists of examining the habitual and conditioned thoughts and beliefs in our minds that have been playing on a repetitive loop for our whole lives and are as transparent as breathing. 

She teaches clients to rewire the automatic hardwiring in their minds, not by changing the conditioned thoughts, but by breaking the habit of giving energy and attention to the conditioned thoughts and beliefs.  The M.IN.D Method is one-of-a-kind, and its foundation is guided by the unconventional idea that you don’t need a lifetime to learn, master and then change the processes of the mind. 

Most people try to change the external circumstances of their lives in order to think and feel the contentment and satisfaction they desire.  Her methods focus on changing from the inside out.  This is the type of transformation that leads you to ‘waking up’ and viewing the world in a different way.    

Welcome, Joanna!  Thanks so much for joining us today! 

I’m so excited to jump right in and learn more about giving our Inner Critics the old heave-ho and learn how to live the life of our dreams! 


What is the Inner Critic is and where does it come from? 

How your Inner Critic mind sabotages your ability to have the work-life balance you crave

How your Inner Critic sabotages you from achieving your dreams 

How your Inner Critic keeps you stuck in procrastination

The connection between your Inner Critic and chronic dissatisfaction and discontent in life

The 4 step MIND Method to get your Inner Critic out of the driver's seat of life.  

The Secret of Life!

29:25 5 Questions Segment

Q1. We know that the most successful and happy people have a morning routine, what do you do each morning or evening that sets your day up for success? “Meditation for 20 minutes to separate myself from my inner critic.”  

Q2. What's your definition of Success?  “Success is recognizing that I already am successful and have accomplished so much already.”

Q3. What's your definition of Happiness? “Happiness is Joy and Contentment.”

Q4. What do you know now that you wish you would have known 10 years ago? “There’s no there to get to.  That practicing gratitude for who you are and what you have is the key to joy and contentment.”

Q5. What do you think is the biggest issue facing busy professionals today? “We are in an age where we are just nonstop with email and social media.  Design your life now so you are having the thoughts and actions that make you feel balanced and at peace and finding joy is the most important thing.”


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