Our self-esteem can impact our business and life in ways that stops us from rising to our full potential. It can be triggered by anything as we know. When self-esteem stops us from succeeding or just living a life we want to love, then it’s truly time to take action.

“It’s not what you are that is holding you back. It’s what you think you are not.” Anonymous

Here are your tips to help you gain back your self-esteem in your business and life;

Business:

  1. Stop looking at what everyone else is doing. Keep focused on your own business and what you want to create.
  2. Create things you love, not what others are telling you to create. When you are creating products and services from your love for them, it naturally draws people to you. The right people too.
  3. Remember that no everyone knows who your ideal target market, except you. You know that person, because often they’re a reflection of you in your life’s journey.
  4. Only surround yourself with mentors and colleagues that inspire you, not take from you.
  5. Only do the things you get great joy in doing. There is no point doing things you hate or that make you feel horrible or dread, because these are in-effect taking away from you. Consider outsourcing items that must be done, but are not your expertise.
  6. Make a regular commitment to switch off from your business, at least twice a week. When you don’t switch off, you end up getting burnt out. It can wait a day. Turn that phone and laptop off. Go old school and have no technology for 24 hours. You will be amazed how good it feels. Doing this once a week enables you to create good boundaries for yourself, gives your mind the space it needs breathe again and stops you from getting burnt out.

 

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw

 

Life:

  1. Don’t save those special clothes or shoes for a raining day, wear them today because you love them and they make you feel good.
  2. Surround yourself with things that inspire you and make you feel happy.
  3. Live in your present day and make it a day that counts. Always doing at least one thing daily that is for you and about you.
  4. Don’t let others negativity or judgements enter your space, remember that a lot of the time they are saying or sharing this information because it’s a reflect of how they feel about themselves, not necessarily anything to do with you.
  5. Get active in your hobbies and things that enable you to relax and enter your safe space.
  6. Make a weekly goal to do one thing that is self-indulgent for you. Such as going to a local coffee shop with magazine/book in hand and switching off for 1 hour, or going for a walk for 1 hour, visiting your favour relaxing haven (park/beach) or simply finding something that enables you to feel reconnected and clutter free from the noises that are in your daily life (try meditation).

Life is very busy and seems to travel faster and faster as we get older, when we get caught up in it all we are allowing it to constantly take away from us, which in turn impacts our self-esteem and confidence.

A secret

What if I was to tell you that if you were to switch off from the craziness of life for 1 hour a day or even 24 hours, it will still be there when you come back. The only difference will be, you’ll be in a better mindset.  

If you don’t change your ways, they’ll stay as they are and your self-esteem will continue to be impacted.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what you could be creating in your life. Make the change, the result will see your self-esteem rise and create the flow on effect in your life.

Your relationship with yourself set the tone for all other relationships in your life and your business.

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” Mandy Hale

Today is a perfect day to start.