Self-Esteem is Bullshit

Posted by Jordan, 09 Nov

Many of us grew up in a world that praised the idea of having high self-esteem – but what exactly is self-esteem, why have we been wrongly focused on it for so long, and what do we need to focus on moving forward?

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  • Why is artificially inflating self-esteem dangerous and how can you avoid doing it to yourself and your kids?
  • What is that self-critical voice we all hear and how does it affect our self-esteem?
  • What is imposter syndrome and how does artificially inflated self-esteem contribute to it?
  • Dr. Hayes explains the root of the word confidence and why many people who appear confident actually are not
  • How is social media making it difficult for people to be self-compassionate and true to themselves?
  • What are the three components of self-compassion and how can you implement them today to improve your confidence and quality of life?
  • Dr. Hayes explains how to strip your inner critic of its power
  • Is there such a thing as too much self-compassion?
  • Why is it important to determine your values and how can they help you navigate through daily life and the biggest challenges we all face?

We all face challenges in life that push us to our limits and beyond, so why not equip ourselves with the tools necessary to endure the resulting pain and move forward with our lives?

One of those tools is self-compassion, a term not many of you might not be familiar with just yet. If you can cultivate self-compassion you will accept that your life will not always be rainbows and butterflies, your thoughts and feelings can’t always be positive, and you can be patient with yourself during stressful times.

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. For 11 years, he hosted The Art of Charm Podcast - regularly in the iTunes top 50 and downloaded over four million times a month. Now Jordan interviews the world's top performers - from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers at The Jordan Harbinger Show, consistently holding in the iTunes top 100 after just a few weeks. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Instagram.

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