I read an interesting article just the other day about the economic value of self esteem. Not many people would argue the point that having reasonably high self esteem correlates with doing reasonably well as an entrepreneur or as a worker for someone else. But above that, this article pointed out that our rapidly changing world economies, and the way in which people work are also putting a high monetary value on self esteem. Not only that, new models of working demand upleveled self esteem.
- Working from home independently requires more individual responsibility and self-discipline.
- Being self-employed requires more self-management and more individual creativity.
- Self-employed professionals must have a high level of self-direction to be financially successful.
These require a solid self esteem. Not only are companies who hire looking at measures of self esteem, solo professionals and small business owners must check themselves and make sure self esteem issues aren’t standing in their way. Rather than being solely an important psychological need, self esteem is also being seen as an important economic need.
Believe it or not, people with lower self esteem actually can be succesful in business. Sometimes, the drive to cover up low self esteem causes a person to work very hard to be successful to hide what is lacking inside. So, you might ask, why worry about your level of self esteem if you can be successful without it? Here’s why — the type and quality of your actions is changed by your level of self esteem. The higher yours is, the higher the success and scope of your actions. So while you can be successful with low self esteem, you will be more successful and much happier with higher self esteem. You won’t feel like someone is chasing you constantly and if you don’t keep going you will fail in the end. In other words, fear won’t be your driver. With lower self esteem you may be successful, but you will also be anxious and doubtful.
So, in the end, upleveling your self esteem means that you have a better chance of being highly successful, but also more satisfied, calmer, healthier, and freer in your life and your work. Sounds pretty good, huh?
On Wednesday night, April 14th, I’m interviewing serial entrepreneur Adell Heinemann, and we’re talking about why working on your self-esteem boosts yourself and your income. Adell has been through the journey of rebuilding self esteem after financial disaster, and she’s got some pretty interesting points to make. The call is free, to register for it and get the call-in information, go to http://confidentmarketer.com/site/upcoming-teleclasses/adell/. We’ll talk about why low self esteem can spell success but how higher self esteem is even better for your brain and your pocketbook. See you there!