Self-esteem is something that can be worked on, improved and enhanced.
It underpins so much of how we see and engage with the world. It’s like a Teflon coating that creates a barrier from the external elements that can harm us.
This came up in a chat with a client when we were looking at his revenue for the next six months. He’d already easily exceeded his current six month target but had no work booked for the next quarter of the year.
When I asked him how he felt about that he shrugged and said “OK actually. I’m pretty confident that more work will come in in the next few months.”
We chatted through the likelihood of this (it wasn’t just a wish and hope scenario) and about how his confidence had grown so much in the past couple of years, despite the pandemic and all the predictions of recession etc.
Regular reminders to congratulate himself on the great work he’d done had really improved his self-esteem and his Teflon coating was in good shape.
How’s your Teflon coating? If you need help making a plan, working the plan and reflecting on your achievements to improve your self-esteem and confidence to charge what you’re worth, just get in touch.