Reboot Podcast Episode Wisdom for Work #22 – Owning Your Strengths – with Miriam Meima

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.

Wisdom for Work #22 // April 16, 2024


Miriam Meima

Miriam Meima

Coach & Facilitator

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Episode Description

We all have that nagging voice in our head, the inner critic, that loves to point out our flaws. But what if there was a way to silence that bully and amplify a different voice, your inner advocate? In this episode, Ali chats with fellow coach Miriam Meima about taming the inner critic and unleashing your inner champion.

This episode is for anyone who has felt like they’re not good enough, replays past conversations in their head, or struggles to see their unique strengths. 

Show Highlights

Memorable Quotes:

“How can we honor our strengths? How can we own them? How can we use them with our sense of identity?” – Miriam Meima

“Sometimes I think the negative voice gets so entrenched and that it becomes that inner bully versus the inner advocate.” – Ali Schultz

“How do I know the parts of me that are solid, that are unwavering strengths? How can we come to know what those are if we don’t yet?” – Miriam

“When it feels slippery, how do we find solid ground again? And then from there, what becomes possible? Usually, we can start to think more strategically. We can start to evaluate things more honestly, but first, we need to find that solid ground, which is remembering who we really are.” – Miriam Meima

“Who am I underneath all of this? Let me stop seeking something external. Let me start by taking an exhale and trusting that somewhere in here, there’s someone amazing, someone special, someone unique, and who is that person?” – Miriam Meima

“I love the definition of resilience as when we are knocked off base, how quickly can we come back to center? And that the amount of time it takes is a measure of our resilience. So the faster we come back to center, the more resilient we are because we know life happens. We will be knocked off our base. But the harder and harder and harder it gets to be knocked off our base, essentially, the more resilient we are.” – Miriam Meima

“I think a lot of the work is identifying what is what is my inner critic, or being able to observe the thoughts, first of all, and to be like, wow, what if I talked to my best friend this way, would I talk to my pet this way, someone that I love?” – Ali Schultz

“When I think about being one’s own self-advocate, it’s like, what can I celebrate about myself today? But it’s bringing that language into your inner dialogue or your journaling practice or letting that become a question that you ask yourself every day” – Ali Schultz