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1 Self-Esteem Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Building Connections: Community Leadership Program

2 Click to add title Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. – Sam Walton

3 Click to add title When I look in the mirror, what do I see?

4 Click to add title When other people look at me, what do they see?

5 What is Self-Concept? Self-Concept is a view of one’s self.

6 Where does Self-Concept come from? Self-Concept is derived from what we cannot change about ourselves such as race, background and childhood experiences

7 What is Self-Esteem? Self-Esteem is an expression of your perceptions about yourself and the reaction and response of others to you as an individual.

8 Self-Esteem is portrayed by….. Our behavior. The dialogue we utilize. The tone of our voice. How we choose to see others. Which lenses do we use to see others?

9 Basic Components of Self-Esteem Worthiness Competence

10 To improve your Self-Esteem, take care of yourself! Health Safety Peace Learn

11 Health Do things to improve your health. Exercise, eat healthy, reduce stress, and relax! When you feel better physically, your psychological health improves.

12 Safety Value yourself! Wear your seatbelt. Do not drive drunk or ride with someone who is. Practice risk management. Respect your need for safety.

13 Peace Spend time doing things YOU like! Take time to pray, to meditate, to enjoy nature and to enjoy friends. Let your thoughts wander. Reflect on your life and your experiences.

14 Learn Read. Take Classes. Visit with friends or significant others. Stay informed. Learn something new. INVEST IN YOURSELF!

15 Avoid things like…… Negative self-talk Jealousy –Learn to accept yourself and others. Comparisons –Look for special qualities in yourself and others. –Don’t compare your worth and achievements to those of others. –Don’t wish the failure of others.

16 Avoid things like…… Hiding feelings –Fake smiles are dishonest. –Everyone has a right to their feelings. Blaming –Work with what you have. –Accept your mistakes. –Don’t make excuses for your refusal to change.

17 Be YOU! The only person YOU can be. “Self-fulfilling prophesy” - the prophecy is that if others around us think we will fail at a task, then we are likely to fail and the prophecy is fulfilled.

18 Characteristics of Self-Esteem High Self- Esteem –Active –Positive –Confident –Flexible Low Self- Esteem –Passive –Negative –Nervous –Rigid

19 Low Self-Esteem Leads to: Alcohol and drug abuse Unhappy relationships Unemployment Depression

20 High Self-Esteem Results in: Success Better health Better relationships Better social life Success on the job

21 Take what you have learned and utilize it! You are the best judge of your capabilities.

22 Be confident in yourself and your abilities. Be a leader!

23 No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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