Everything Self-Esteem Book: Boost Your Confidence, Achieve Inner Strength, and Learn to Love Yourself / Edition 1

Everything Self-Esteem Book: Boost Your Confidence, Achieve Inner Strength, and Learn to Love Yourself / Edition 1

by Robert M Sherfield
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ISBN-10:
1580629768
ISBN-13:
2901580629767
Pub. Date:
11/28/2003
Publisher:
Adams Media
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Everything Self-Esteem Book: Boost Your Confidence, Achieve Inner Strength, and Learn to Love Yourself / Edition 1

Are you one of the millions of people worldwide who suffers from feelings of worthlessness, self-doubt, and fears of inadequacy? If you're looking to completely change how you feel about yourself, The Everything Self-Esteem Book is the perfect guide to help you gain a positive attitude and exude confidence. Noted speaker and educator Robert M. Sherfield, Ph.D., provides you with encouraging professional advice on how to build self-esteem through developing a positive mindset, defining your personal joys, and learning from -- and celebrating -- mistakes. Whether you want to overhaul your life and build a positive sense of self-worth or are just preparing for the journey, The Everything Self-Esteem Book is an essential guide to help you realize a healthier life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901580629767
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Series: Everything Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Top Ten Benefits of Having Healthy Self-Esteemx
Introductionxi
1What Is Self-Esteem Anyway?1
Finding Your True Self2
Formal Definitions of Self-Esteem3
Self-Esteem Takes a Bad Rap!6
Feeling Good versus Feeling Right8
Recognizing What's Right9
2When Self-Esteem Is Unhealthy11
Recognizing Unhealthy Self-Esteem12
What Self-Esteem Isn't14
Characteristics of Unhealthy Self-Esteem16
Looking for Love in the Wrong Faces17
The Effects of Unhealthy Self-Esteem18
3Influences on Self-Esteem21
The Past Matters22
Your Family22
Your Friends24
Your Teachers25
Television, Movies, and Music26
Letting Go of Old Ways27
4Deja View: Seeing Yourself Through Clear Glasses29
The Pitfalls of Comparisons30
Self-Worth30
Your Uniqueness31
Believing What Others Say33
Handling Criticism and Praise36
5It's Who You Are39
How You Behave40
Finding Happiness41
Forging Relationships45
Your Values and Spirituality47
Achieving Your Aspirations48
6It's Not Just a Job49
Change and Growth50
Problem-Solving Skills51
Critical and Creative Thinking Skills52
Your Personal Economy54
Dealing with Mistakes55
7Getting Ready for the Journey57
Developing a Positive Mindset58
Setting Goals That Work60
Making Personal Commitments62
Developing a Plan of Action64
Getting the Job Done64
Sample Goal-Planning Worksheet66
8Work69
A Job versus a Career70
More Than the Money73
Working for Others75
Givin' It All You've Got77
Activity: Stretching the Limits79
9Happiness and Laughter81
Defining Your Personal Happiness82
The Habits of Happiness85
Finding Happiness88
Sharing Happiness with Others89
Turning Away Misery90
Activity: Daily Happiness91
10Spirituality93
What Does It All Mean?94
Why Spirituality Matters94
The Power of Beliefs95
The Role of Spirituality in Character97
The Role of Spirituality in Ethics99
Activity: If It Is to Be, It Is Up to Me!101
11Wellness103
Wellness in the Body104
Eating Right, Feeling Right106
Caffeine, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Drugs107
Sex-Esteem109
Wellness and Your Thoughts109
Stress Reduction111
Wellness as a Way of Life112
Activity: Bury the Victim112
12Expanding Your Comfort Zone115
Getting Out, Getting On116
Taking Positive Risks119
Holding Back the Fears121
Dreaming Big122
Motivation to Move On123
Activity: Your Legacy125
13Looking Back127
Cleaning Up the Past128
The Danger of Living in the Past129
Running from the Past130
Learning from Mistakes133
Embracing the Lessons135
Activity: Digging Up Bones136
14Developing a Philosophy of Life139
What Is Your Purpose?140
Knowing What You Need140
Pursuing What You Want143
Why Are You Here?144
Where Are You Going?145
Getting There146
Activity: What Is Different?149
15Dealing with Contaminated People151
identifying Contaminated People in Your Life152
Types of Contaminants (A Baker's Dozen)153
Confronting Contaminated People157
Giving Them a Second Chance158
Eliminating Contaminated People160
Activity: The Stupidest Person I Know161
16Visualization and Positive Thinking165
The Power of Optimism166
Getting the Optimism Fever168
Conquering Pessimism171
Visualizing Your Success172
Putting Visualization into Action174
Activity: Twenty-Four Hours174
17Integrity177
A Personal Definition of Integrity178
Moral Bankruptcy179
Developing a Personal Integrity Plan182
Fitting Integrity into Your Life183
When Your Integrity Is Threatened184
Activity: What If?186
18Personal Responsibility189
Owning Your Actions190
Failure to Accept Responsibility191
Handling Blame193
Personal Criticism195
Letting Go of Perfection196
Activity: Past Responsibility198
19Forgiveness and Reconciliation201
Making Peace with the Past202
What Is Forgiveness?203
Forgiving by Communicating204
Forgiving by Resolving Conflict205
Learning to Trust Again206
Understanding Differences208
Take Action Now209
Activity: Finding Goodness210
20Self-Promotion213
It's Healthy to Self-Promote214
Discovering You215
Renewing Your Relationship with Yourself215
Mementos of the Heart216
Letters to Myself219
Thoughts of Worth220
Activity: Self-Advertisement222
21Unconventional and Creative Thinking225
What Is Unconventional and Creative Thinking?226
Characteristics of Creative Thinkers227
The Fear of What Others Think230
Doing What Others Dare Not Do232
Trying Different, New, and Scary Things233
Activity: Being Unconventional234
22Active Listening237
Listening versus Hearing238
The Importance of Listening240
The Chinese Verb "to Listen"242
Learning to Become an Active Listener243
Overcoming the Obstacles to Listening245
Activity: Listening with Questions246
23Subtraction249
Admitting Your Weaknesses250
Overcoming Weakness253
Putting It into Perspective255
Learning from Others' Comments257
Activity: I Am Certain258
24Giving261
Service to Others262
Volunteering265
Finding Gifts in Everyday Life267
Giving to Yourself268
Activity: What Can I Do Today?269
25Self-Esteem for Life273
More Work Ahead274
Make Wellness a Priority276
Practice Integrity in Every Action277
Forgive Your Past279
Live in Your Spiritual Nature279
Practice Optimism281
Set Goals for Your Personal Success283
Bringing It Home285
Appendix AThe Self-Esteem Assessment Inventory288
Appendix BAdditional Resources291
Appendix CGoal-Planning Worksheet293
Appendix DBibliography295
Index299

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