Want your message to be heard? Then pay careful attention to how you deliver it.
In my workshops, we are practicing tuning in to the statements we make to our loved ones, and applying these guidelines:
Self-esteem is built inside the mind, from evidence that comes from outside.
It doesn't work well to feed someone ready-made positive messages. Telling your loved one over and over You are great! You are the best! You are a winner! might sound like the obvious way to build self-esteem (just drum the thoughts into their skull!) But your loved one needs to build the messages himself in order for them to stick.
This is the year that I've elected to expand my career and take on some new ventures.
Terrible timing, right?
To me, the atmosphere feels perfect. I feel released from the usual burden of self-doubt and potential proof-of-inadequacy.