'Self-Talk' Holds Secret to
Building Self-Esteem

Brain research shows a clear link between how a person’s brain is programmed, and how much self-esteem you have.

“We all get programmed, from birth on,” says Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., author of ‘What to Say When You Talk to Your Self.’ “Those programs determine how we feel about ourselves. They also help form every belief we have about who we are, and how well we will do at anything. Our brains are literally wired to help us succeed or help us fail.”

According to Helmstetter, we can change our programs. “Listening to repeated self-talk with the right messages literally rewires neural pathways in our brains, and builds new self-esteem,” Helmstetter says. He recommends three simple steps for improving your self-esteem:

  1. Listen to the self-talk program entitled “Positive Self-Talk for Self-Esteem.”
  2. Listen to the self-talk a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes a day. (Listen in the background while you’re getting ready in the morning, driving in the car, or just going about your day.)
  3. Stay with it for at least two to three weeks to get started.

Remember, when you listen repeatedly, you’re actually rewiring your brain –– and creating stronger self-esteem.

Success in life begins with how we see ourselves. Self-confidence, attitude, perseverance, well-being, and happiness all stem from self-esteem. Each of the self-talk sessions in this loving, but powerful, series will help you build strong, positive self-esteem. With repeated listening, the self-esteem-building self-talk will become a part of who you are and how you see yourself each day.

Note: For tips and guidance on how to get the most from listening to Positive Self-Talk™ sessions, click here.