If there is one consistent killer of securing a new job or starting a new business, it’s the poor self-esteem of the person doing the seeking.
Here are some telltale signs your self-esteem may be slipping:
— Poor Time Management. Missing appointments or being late for commitments.
— Slacking off on Exercise program. We take care of what we value and this is a way of saying, “I don’t care about myself.”
— Dropping out of group involvement. Don’t have time this week for school committee, church meetings, study group, etc.
— Becoming a Couch Potato. The worst time use – combination of what is not urgent and not important. Excessive TV, etc.
— Relationship Deterioration. Withdrawal from nurturing friendships and personal relationships.
Low self-esteem is a common initial outcome of job loss. The cycle is usually one of anger, resentment, unforgiveness, guilt, and finally depression. Depression implies “pressing down energy that wants to be expressed.” Depression then leads to more inactivity. Anything that will take you outside of yourself will begin to lessen the cycle. Find a way to be of service and reverse the steps listed above.
Kick-Start your day with a dose of optimism and belief.