Life is a wave, sometimes up and sometimes down. Sometimes you are in flow when everything seems perfect and smooth. Every task is completed without hiccups. Every deal is closed without much hassle. Every project ended successfully.
But sometimes you are down like sliding down a water slide, fast and twisting. Every project can’t seem to progress smoothly. Every task is filled with twists and turns. Worse still, certain strategies and method that used to work no longer work anymore.
Once upon a time, in a faraway land. Does it sound like a fairy tale? No, I’m not going to tell a fairy tale. But I’m going to tell a story that happened years ago.
After serving my National Service in Dec 1999, I was offered a job in a non-profit organization. Without second thought, I happily took it up. I felt great to get a job since I didn’t have to worry about the future anymore with a job.
This was the start of a life without vitality. Continue reading
How’s your progress so far? In Part 6 of How Do You Build Self Esteem, you were invited to track your progress. Has it been working for you? If you really have a tough time following, you may like to get some support from me.
This is the last part of this series. We’ve gone through the internal work of building self esteem, then the external work of setting up goals, having plans and creating self-discipline. After putting in effort to build your self esteem, we are moving into a new and last area. Building your self esteem through taking care of your well being.
In part 5 of this series, we discussed about you setting up some goals. Have you set up your goals? If you need any support in setting goals, read here.
The challenge after setting goals is to follow up on an action plan. The difficult part is to act on your goals. If it’s easy, many would have achieved their goals. Building self esteem involves determination, hard work and short-term discomfort. There is no magic wand or magic pill, just pure grit.
To build self esteem is like playing lego, putting the pieces together to form your creative work. Your self esteem is built upon fitting the smaller pieces together, eventually forming the confident you.
We are back again. Have you completed the laugh at yourself exercise in the part 4? This exercise gets you out of your cocoon. Your transformation process begins with this exercise.
In this part 5 of How Do You Build Self Esteem, we are getting down to real action. No more inner work, just real work to build your self esteem muscles. Continue reading
We are at part 4 of the How Do You Build Self Esteem series. Have you list down your skills, hobbies and abilities, the exercise from part 3? I encourage you to list them down before you read on.
In this part 4, we will still be focusing on your inner work. We will be discussing about you being comfortable with yourself. Continue reading
We are in Part 3 of How Do You Build Self Esteem. In part 2, you were invited to list down your little achievements, have you completed it? If you have not, do it before you read on. I really would like to boost your self esteem. Every exercise listed in this series is to achieve this.
In Part 3, we move into the inner self to improve your self esteem. We are focusing on giving up some unsupportive beliefs. You want to strengthened your inner self before reinforcing it with an outer armour. You may have to give up certain beliefs that are not supporting your self esteem in this process.