THE SELF-WORTH SAFARI:
Welcome to the Safari Resource Library.
These documents are intended to be read alongside “The Self-Worth Safari” book, allowing you to go a bit deeper into subjects of your choice.
The documents are presented according to the order they are referred to in the book.
Let’s start the Safari journey.
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The Self-Worth Stocktake
This resource was designed as a self-worth stock-take. You will be able to evaluate your relationship with yourself on 25 questions based on a scale meter. At the end of the exercise, you will be able to find out how is your relationship with yourself and if it is based on external conditionals.
The Self-Worth Journey
This one is essentially a compilation of the questions from the “Six Terrains” of The Self-Worth Safari book plus a few others added since that book was written. But please don’t hesitate to add your own questions…. and to tell us about your adventure, too!
Self-Worth and Weight Loss
Dieting is one of the world’s leading industries. No longer just in the Western world, it seems that the more affluent we become, the more we cannot stop eating. Nor does our capacity to eat healthily seem to depend on education or awareness. So, what’s going on? If we already know all about carbs and sugar and exercise, what’s missing?
Our intimate and family relationships are a significant part of our lives. It’s hardly surprising that when problems arise in this terrain, your relationship with yourself might be impacted, too. As you have hopefully learned in the chapter on Relationships in “The Self-Worth Safari”, the key insight here is to detach — as much as possible — your love life from your happiness with yourself. With some practice, you will soon realize that even if self-esteem is impacted, your self-worth does not have to be dragged down by that.
Self-Worth for Single People
The purpose of this resource is twofold:
- To highlight how self-worth is often diminished in our cultural thinking about romance — particularly when love is linked with self-esteem;
- To show how self-worth is a gateway to happiness and freedom for single people.
Let’s start by exploring the extent to which our culture and our society usually makes love a condition for self-esteem and for feeling good about ourselves.
Questions to Boost Your Career
This resource is intended to be read alongside the section “Your Future Career” on Page 123 of “The Self-Worth Safari”. In this book, you have already discovered Shift 4: From Self-evaluation to Usefulness. You, therefore, understand the significance of switching from self-preoccupation and instead focusing on the needs of others. You can do so with no loss of identity or self-care, because you are exploring with an established sense of self-worth, rather than proving yourself in any way (self-esteem).
Career Coaching with Self-Worth
Not surprisingly, most career-coaching centres on you: your talents, your strengths, your values, your passion in life… Well, it is your career after all, so this is all to be expected. However, there are two shadow sides to any approach that focuses solely on you. One of these is personal in nature, and one is marketplace-related.
Self-Worth in Bizdev and Sales
The purpose of this article is to give a short resumé of how a self-worth approach to marketing and sales is fundamentally different from a “proving-ourselves” approach and brings fresh life and energy to anyone who is involved in business development. If you would like to know more, I suggest you follow some of the Self-Worth Academy webinars or get in touch directly.
Needs Wants Checklist
Much has been written about Needs. Maslow defined a hierarchy of them. Countless coaching schools have constructed whole programs about getting your needs met. Our entire economy often seems to depend on us finding ever more needs to fulfil… because hey… that’s what keeps the money flowing! So, what are your (real) needs? Do you know?
This resource is meant to be read in conjunction with pages 146-151 of “The Self-Worth Safari”, i.e. Shift No 6: From Proving Yourself to Valuing Yourself. None of these shifts excludes the influence of the environment or circumstances. However, we learn many conditional narratives that it helps to overturn in order to have a happy life. Here are some classic examples of conditional thinking.
The Energy Inventory
The purpose of this exercise is to take stock of your energy levels, under six headings. What we are NOT doing is creating new conditions for your relationship with yourself. Let’s be aware of that risk, even before we begin. If you think this exercise is just going to create new conditions for valuing yourself, you might be better off just going for a walk instead!
This resource is divided into two parts:
- The first part attempts to take stock of the inner voices that can distort the mirror of friendship – even before any word gets uttered or action taken.
- The second part looks at typical behaviours that cause a person’s self-worth to be triggered or affected.
Self-Worth in Sales and Negotiation
It’s hard to negotiate if you do not value yourself. A lot of people struggle with sales for precisely this reason. In this resource, you encounter some value questions for sales and negotiations divided into three areas: Discovery Questions, Reviewing The Situation Right Now and Looking Ahead.
Value-Centred Business Development
This document attempts to summarise the key shifts in value-centred selling, as well as presenting WHY this approach is important in today’s developed markets. We also address how value-centred selling differs from traditional “features-and-benefits” or “solution-centred” sales approaches.
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