STEP 3: Quiet the inner critics … Many of us have internalized voices from the world around us. Sometimes those voices sound a lot like our well meaning parents, teachers, coaches friends and family members. They often want the best for us, but in the end they are not us and their advice is based on their experience nor our longing. So your next step involves learning to separate their voices from your own original and unique voice. To do this you can invite the critics and naysayers to step aside for a while and allow the wise guide that knows what you have come here to accomplish and some of the ways you can do it to speak.