Self-Esteem For Dummies
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People with a strong sense of self-worth exhibit a number of characteristics. When you see these characteristics reflected in yourself and your actions, you’ll know your self-esteem is on the rise:
  • They appreciate themselves and other people.

  • They enjoy growing as a person and finding fulfillment and meaning in their lives.

  • They are able to dig deep within themselves and be creative.

  • They make their own decisions and conform to what others tell them to be and do only when they agree.

  • They see the world in realistic terms, accepting other people the way they are, while pushing themselves to change in a more positive and confident direction.

  • They can easily concentrate on solving problems in their lives.

  • Their relationships are loving and respectful.

  • They have thought about what their values are, identified them, and live according to these values every day.

  • They speak up, calmly and kindly telling others their opinions and what their own wants and needs are.

  • They endeavor to make a constructive difference in other people’s lives.

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S. Renee Smith is a renowned self-esteem and branding expert, speaker, author, and resource to the media. Her expertise in personal and professional development and ability to inspire others to make positive, permanent changes has made her a sought-after consultant and speaker to Fortune 500 corporations, universities, government and nonprofit agencies, and churches. Vivian Harte has taught assertiveness skills online to over 10,000 students worldwide. She has 14 years of experience teaching in the classroom at Pima Community College and the University of Phoenix. She also hosted her own radio and television shows for many years in Colorado Springs, Minneapolis, and Tucson.

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