Is There A Way To Build Healthy Self-Esteem Without A Huge Investment Of Time & Money?
Perhaps you were full of hope for a relationship that ended badly. Perhaps you were doing your best to please a difficult boss, yet you still lost your job. And even with your finest efforts, you haven't been able to find suitable work.
You're likely bordering on emotional exhaustion. Your beliefs, your self worth and your world have been turned upside down. You probably blame yourself and might be wondering if you can trust yourself after having allowed this to happen.
The life issues you’re dealing with can have a huge impact on your self-esteem. Addressing this single piece, your self-esteem, can give you the energy and focus to tackle these issues that keep coming up. And when you feel better about yourself, you're more likely to attract better outcomes.
You know it's important to increase your self-esteem, but they don't typically teach these critical life skills in school or in the workplace. Where do you turn?
It's Like Being Lost In The WoodsThis can feel a lot like being lost in the woods, not knowing which way to turn. What would be really useful in this situation, is a well marked trail, a clear path you know is leading you in the right direction, so that each step you take brings you safely closer to where you want to be.
I've been lost too. My third marriage falling apart had devastated me. It was the proverbial 2 by 4 that got my attention and inspired me to question the beliefs I held dear. Leaving the corporate world left me feeling unproductive. The self-worth I had associated with being a provider was gone.
There was no one to take care of, no one to love, no one to come home to. Even my health suffered. I spent years searching, stumbling and exploring thorny 'shortcuts'.
Through the trial and error, and the falling down and the getting back up, I eventually found my way and learned to trust myself, to love myself, to be myself. It was slow, but it was so worth it.
What does so worth it look like? I have been in a loving, nurturing, supportive, stable relationship for over five years. I work from home, doing things that I love, things that contribute to the well being and upliftment of myself and others. I love who I am and who I am becoming.
I can't promise that your path will end up in the same place as mine, but I do know that every step you take towards higher self-esteem makes the rest of the journey more joyful.
If Only You Had A Guide To FollowHaving someone who has walked this path before, who knows the territory and who has left you breadcrumbs to follow can make your journey a lot shorter. Obstacles that once seemed insurmountable can be managed when the path through or around them is clearly marked.
Knowing you can walk at a pace that is comfortable to you, that you can take a break or a rest when you feel called to, helps you relax and have confidence.
A little bit at a time, step by step, and before you know it, you are out of the forest, standing in warm sunshine...
How Do You Get There From Here?
Here are a few examples of some of the stepping stones included in The Self-Esteem Playbook that help you grow your self-esteem:
You Can Do This
You are not broken. You are probably feeling disempowered, but you are still capable of taking baby steps that help you feel better. You may be wishing someone could do it for you. My experience has been that it is more empowering to take personal responsibility and actually do something yourself to improve a situation, than it is to depend completely on someone else.
Reaching out to a coach, therapist, counselor or friend, can be hugely valuable. Asking for help when you need it is important, but also realize you are wanting to get your self-esteem to a place where how you feel is not dependant on someone else. With or without help, the more you take an active role in bettering yourself and your situation, the better you will feel. Walking out of the forest, even if you have to lean on someone else, gives you a sense of accomplishment you don't get from being carried out.
The Self-Esteem Playbook is designed for you to be able to do on your own, at a pace that feels good to you. It is laid out in bite sized steps that you can easily follow.
It is perfectly OK to go through the exercises with a friend, partner or therapist, as long as it is someone you trust, someone who holds the best intentions for you.
Be Honest With Yourself
Are you tired of the way things are? Is your heart crying for relief? I’m sorry for what you’re going through. I know it isn’t easy.
You already know you need some help in the area of self-esteem, or you wouldn’t be reading this. The pain you’re feeling has served a valuable purpose. It has gotten your attention.
Being aware there is a problem and looking for a solution is a huge step that deserves to be acknowledged.
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anaïs Nin
There is so much more that you deserve to feel good about. You are important. Your feelings are important. Your life is important. The lives you touch are important.
Anytime you make a decision that feels good to you, or take an action that resonates with your heart, you naturally feel better about yourself. Conversely, anytime you make a decision that doesn’t feel good to you, or take an action that doesn’t resonate with your heart, your self-esteem and self-respect takes a hit. Every decision, every action, matters.
If what you’ve read here resonates with you, and if getting The Self-Esteem Playbook is a decision you can make and feel good about, then now is the best time to act.
Don’t let another day go by without having the tools and the support you need to begin turning things around. If this offer doesn’t resonate with you, honor that. And please keep searching and find help somewhere that does feel good to you. You have a lot of life yet to live. Decide, right now, to blossom as brightly as you can. The world needs you.
The Heart Of The Offer
Additional Gifted Support Materials To Ease Your Journey
To make it even easier to stay on your path to building and sustaining your
high self-esteem, we want to also give you these supportive tools:
Melissa and I have both spent hours and hours, and well, years really, reading self-help books, attending personal development seminars, coaching and more. You can spend your valuable time and money sloshing through the forest like we did, or you can do something to feel good now.
The path is laid out before you:
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We feel honored to be a part of your journey towards loving yourself, raising your self-esteem, and living the joyful, fulfilling life you deserve to live!
Dan Coppersmith, Healing Artist & Melissa Cantrelle, Life Coach