#84 - Self-esteem | A deep understanding of what it is & how to build it
If you are suffering from overthinking, envy, comparing yourself with others, procrastination, or fear of failing - you most likely have the same problem as we've had - you are emotionally poor.
Being emotionally poor has been the source of most of the pain both me and Erik have felt in our lives, and almost everyone suffers from it.
In this episode, we will teach you how to become emotionally rich,
how to deal with negative thoughts, become a doer that goes after their dreams, and believes in themselves.
We have split this podcast episode into five topics about self-esteem and how to build self-esteem:
1. Our most painful experiences.
Here we talk about how our chase for sexual and social validation has caused constant pain.
2. The emotional bank account.
We explain why you can be rich and famous but still be miserable and how to deal with it.
3. The reason for low self-esteem.
We look at how our negative thought patterns are the root of our pain.
4. How to deal with negative thoughts.
We teach you how to deal with negative thoughts and how you can learn to understand their hidden messages.
5. A powerful exercise for self-esteem.
We give you a simple 5-minute exercise that both of us have done every day for years and that has given tremendous results.
With these five topics, you will be able to learn how to deal with lots of pain caused by comparing yourself with others, feeling envy, fear of failure, and much more. An episode of our podcast about self-esteem!
In the first topic, we are diving into how low self-esteem impacted Erik and his fiancée's sex life and lead to the relationship ending. Erik explains that most of the pain he has experienced in his life can be tied back to low self-esteem. Emil shares how low self-esteem impacted him in tons of social situations and created worry for what other people thought about him and even turned him into a bully to be liked. Emil agrees that most of his pain has been caused by low self-esteem.
In the second topic, we give you a metaphor to better understand low self-esteem: the emotional bank account. With this metaphor, you can see positive or negative behaviors and thought patterns as deposits or withdrawals from your bank account.
In the third topic, we look into the reason behind low self-esteem and how it all comes back to the voices in our heads: how we think and talk about ourselves.
In the fourth topic, we learn how to turn our painful and heavy thoughts into valuable lessons that we can learn from. This way we can turn what previously has been harming us into something that now makes us stronger.
In the fifth and final topic, we give you an exercise that both Erik and Emil do daily, just a five-minute thing that creates an internal autopilot that every day helps to build your self-esteem without you ever thinking about it.
That's all for our podcast about how to build self-esteem.
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