"You can't like anyone else more than you like yourself."Brian Tracy
When I heard quote this from a sales and customer relations audio book from Brian Tracy I knew I had to write it down. It's simply profound. It turns out that the best explanations are often the most simple. Regardless of whether or not it is in sales or in your personal life, your self esteem effects the way you do everything and what you even attempt to do in the first place.
But what is self esteem?Well, the definition of self esteem according to Random House Dictionary is this:
- a realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect.
- an inordinately or exaggeratedly favorable impression of oneself.
Brian Tracy has a lot of self esteem self help books and audio tapes. I would highly recommend them, and it's not one of those subjects you have to study for a year before it pays off. Learning how to raise your self esteem pays off immediately. It's certainly an important area for anyone to improve, and like most "real world" skills you simply won't learn this stuff in school or from your boss!