I was at an event sharing my self-esteem program for young ladies and a mom came through and said “My self-esteem sucks, and I am 42, what the hell can you do for my kid?” I looked at her smiled and said “It’s not what I can do for her, but what SHE can do for her. I am only a thesaurus so to speak. I can give her the language, a new definition even, but it is completely within her, as it is with you!”
She stood there for a moment as if to say “Dang, that was a great answer.” Then she snapped back “Well, if I haven’t figured it out by now I am gonna just call B.S. on that. Did you see what Penn and Teller said about self-esteem?”
Oh if I had a dollar for every time I have heard that one, and replied ” Yes mam, and remember Penn and Teller are in the business of magic, a made up, illusion. That said, I am a skeptic myself, I agreed with most of what they said on that episode and in fact, I do not offer what other self-esteem products offer. In fact I don’t offer a product at all, only a belief system, and a new way of thinking.”
Guess what! She signed up immediately and even wanted to volunteer at the next event to absorb the info as well. Why am I sharing this story? Because I wrote earlier about the mother-daughter connection to learned self-esteem and I feel it is a valuable message to repeat.
If you or your daughter think I could help you in facilitating a new conversation about your self-esteem. Feel free to write to me firstname.lastname@example.org and stay up to date on upcoming self-esteem event you can attend. I do offer private teen coaching and that is available 365 HERE (www.dreamthis.org/teen-life-coaching.html)