It is very difficult to see much of any success in business, especially network marketing, if you don’t have a really strong self-esteem. A person with below average self-esteem may be able to have a bit of success but never the real success they really desire.
Low self esteem is an issue I understand. It was a big issue for me in the beginning. When you have low self-esteem, you criticize yourself and everything you do. You can’t move forward because you are too stuck analyzing everything you do.
You often feel self conscious and uncomfortable in public situations. Not only public situations but in social situations online. You would rather be a lurker and not speak up. What if I say something stupid or do something stupid? What if I forget what I will say? What if they don’t like me? What if they flatly reject me?
You find yourself feeling like a kid in school hoping you won’t be chosen last for the sports team in gym class. Yikes! Who wants to go there again?
These feelings of low self-esteem can make us either give up on our plans for success or they can go the other way and make us into someone who is always working and fussing over little details in our business that never really help us make much progress.
I’ll confess an example in my own case. A while back I finally started making videos. Previously my self-esteem wouldn’t allow it but I got started doing it a while back. My first videos were horrible and I did not publish them. In the process of making one video, I kept redoing it. Fussing over how I should speak and the words I would use. It was not perfect. Do it over!
My self-esteem wouldn’t allow me to let someone see me make a mistake. Well, the plain and simple fact is, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES! When we show some of our mistakes we help others to relax a bit and realize that you don’t have to be perfect to be a success.
When you have a high level of self-esteem, you have the ability to laugh at yourself. You don’t beat up on yourself when something happens. A high level of self-esteem helps you have confidence in spite of mistakes. You can even take some of those mistakes and use them as teaching tools.
There are lots of ways to build self-esteem and that is why I am writing this article. I wanted to let you know about a new newsletter I am publishing. Esteem Power Newsletter is devoted to helping network marketers and business owners build self esteem using EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques and other cool resources.
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