NR 026 | Stretch Your Self Esteem Muscle



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New Rules for Your Life and Your Business Podcast
Episode #26 with Holli Rovenger

NEW RULE; the Big Idea/ Strategy to help with this new world we live in:

Stretch your self-esteem muscle.

Why it’s important; benefits both personally and professionally:

Self-esteem plays a role and is involved in almost everything you do – your health, your relationships, your business or your job, etc.

How to accomplish the above:

Self-esteem is a choice you can make and then you can turn it into a habit.  Think of it as a muscle that needs to be trained and stretched on a regular basis. Perform daily exercises to start increasing your self-esteem and watch yourself-confidence soar.

Favorite Quote for this Episode:

“Loving who you are is self-empowering.”

Golden Nuggets:


Do not compare yourself to others … focus on being the best you can be.

Never focus on one negative thing or any one shortcoming you perceive you have.

Give yourself a break. Release Perfectionism and throw out the word guilt.   “Wellness isn’t about deprivation and it’s not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential, and then taking small steps to support that shift. It’s about showing up for yourself, day by day, and then one day finding that you’ve undergone a transformation.” Kathy Freston

Do not give in to negative thoughts – Pessimism can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Never, ever give away your power to past people or incidents. Any time an old “tape” plays in your head, picture a stop sign or a big red flashing light and refocus your thoughts on something positive you like about yourself.


Take a Self-Esteem Inventory.

As far as any past mistakes, forgive yourself and use them as an opportunity for learning and for growth.

Set realistic expectations for yourself and for your relationships.

Make yourself a priority and learn how to say no.

Daily exercises: 

Look at your self-esteem inventory and recognize and embrace your positive qualities.

Journal –

  • Write down three things about yourself that make you happy. FOCUS on these.
  • Write down your accomplishments.  At the end of each day write down what step(s) you took to move yourself forward in your life and/or in your business.

Compliment yourself daily and create a daily affirmation or daily mantra.

Take some YOU time each and every day and do something nice for yourself. Tap into your inner child and play. A bubble bath, a walk in the park, reading a pleasure book, listening to music … so many choices.  YOU choose – it’s all about YOU!  I think that this is so important that I wrote a book about it. You can find it on Amazon at:  Little Black Book of Sassy and Blissful Suggestions

Stretch your comfort zone daily …  You need to be willing to change things up and do them differently. Every time you do something where you stretch your comfort zone, you become a little stronger, a little more empowered, more able to tackle what life throws your way head on. It’s how people become the people they’ve always wanted to become, by taking risks and trying things they wouldn’t ordinarily do.

Eat healthy, exercise, work on managing your stress levels and get enough sleep – you will feel better and because you are doing something positive for yourself, it will increase your self-esteem.

Smile – changes blood flow to the brain and can actually make you feel happier and relieve tension. A smile sets off chemical and physical reaction within your mind and body – releases endorphins that boost your mood.

Do something you are passionate about. It will give you a sense of fulfillment and purpose and kick your self-esteem up a few notches.

Celebrate… Celebrate… Celebrate… each and every success along the way. Small successes are equally important to the larger ones.


Action Steps:

Stretch your self-esteem each and every day.


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