Banish Doubt, Boost Esteem

  • Self-esteem is at its healthiest when you have a balanced view of your successes and failures.
  • Self-esteem may be impaired if you magnify faults, minimize positive events and attribute success to luck.
  • How you think directly impacts how you feel and what you do.
    • Your thoughts about yourself will impact the way in which you live your life.
  • Speak to yourself in a way that you would speak to others.
  • Do not fight against emotions.
    • Emotions are like waves. Let them come and go.
  • Often your self-esteem can be linked to your core beliefs.
    • Core beliefs arise from our earliest experiences and can impact how you live your life today.
  • For many women, self-esteem can impact their role in the workplace and the Impostor Syndrome might be evident.
  • There is an area of the brain, the Anterior Cingulate Cortex, that hones in on nonverbal communication and perceived judgment.
  • In order to improve on your self-esteem, utilize the wisdom of A.G.E.: awareness, goals, effort.
  • Engage in behaviors that promote healthy self-esteem: Try and approach rather than avoid.