Are you aware of your inner voice? We all have one.... normally it's what stops us trying new things or taking risks. My inner voice sounds just like me, but a friend hears her mother's voice berating her and telling her she is not good enough to succeed. Different authors refer to this voice with different terms... it might be your Inner Chimp, or your Chatterbox... I'm currently reading Tara Mohr's great book, Playing Big, and she calls it the Inner Critic. She gives loads of tips about how to live with the inner critic, which start with just becoming more aware of the voice, understanding it is a separate entity and we don't have to follow its advice. I definitely found life a lot easier once I realised that I could change the voice into something much more positive!