My self-esteem was low for years, and I wouldn’t have admitted this, even to myself.
It was low because how I would speak to myself wasn’t kind, encouraging or motivating. Can you relate?
I often had the worst opinion of myself compared to anyone in the room. At the same time, I tried to disguise this and not tell anyone because I was afraid that people might see me as I saw me.
I remember working with Steve Chandler for years on increasing my professional self-esteem to a level appropriate for what I was creating and achieving in the world. I struggled to do anything about my thoughts about not being good enough, and these thoughts would show up in various disguises in different ways over the days, months and years.
What helped was an exercise that Steve Hardison gave me, which completely changed how I looked at myself. It was a self-acknowledgment exercise where I had to fill out an entire legal pad of acknowledgments I did for myself. I wrote a blog piece around it that you can check out by clicking on the picture below.
I strongly encourage anyone interested in raising their self-esteem to do their version of this, and I guarantee it will change how you look at yourself forever.
With love and appreciation,
Coach and Author of Sweet Sharing – Rediscovering the REAL You