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Wisdom from Ronald Kaufman

Wisdom from Ronald Kaufman

Some of the things I would suggest are to work on your self-esteem, take care of your health, and to give to others.

Too many people have low self-esteem and it can impact all of us. People tend to behave in alignment with their self-concept or their beliefs about themselves and who they are. So here’s what I suggest: create a success self-concept for yourself. When you are the success you wish to be, based on how you define success, what would your behavior say is true of you in terms of your traits, qualities, and characteristics?

Would it say that you are kind, caring, honest, hardworking, accepting, patient, giving, trustworthy, fun, dependable, responsible, respectful, enthusiastic, forgiving, appreciative, inspiring, understanding, empathetic, attentive, cheerful, fair, friendly, polite, nurturing, loyal, positive, cooperative, loving, etc.?

Based on your behavior, what would people be saying about you behind your back? What do you want them to be saying about you?

Use your success self-concept to act as a beacon and guide for your choices, decisions, and actions. Staying true to this will contribute to feeling good about yourself and to continuing to engage in these same behaviors….Continue reading at

Ronald is a seminar leader, executive coach and author of the book Anatomy of Success.

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7:03PM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Self esteem is very important. Thank you for the wisdom here. :-)

4:12AM PST on Dec 5, 2012


7:45PM PST on Dec 4, 2012


11:14PM PST on Dec 3, 2012

Since I love myself more I am happier and more giving to my family, friends and to people in general. I do things that really make me feel good about myself, I create and read and learn and smile all the time. I find that laughing really laughing loudly makes me feel great so I watch comedy shows on TV and distribute good jokes with e-mails. Being and acting happy really has a good effect on all around me. It's o.k. to love yourself and to appreciate yourself and to say it out loud, although we were taught that this was not polite...

3:38PM PST on Dec 3, 2012

Thank yuo.

1:44PM PST on Dec 3, 2012

I want to thank everyone for your comments, and I wanted to address some of the ones about creating your own success self-concept and self-esteem. It's about behaving and showing up in the world in a way that makes you feel good about yourself. Thinking about how others would think about you based on your behavior, is only to help someone to get clarity about who they are and what they stand for. The bottom line, is that someone can have high self-esteem regardless of what other people think, by adhering to their own vision of what a worthwhile person is.

Our self-esteem is based on our beliefs, and creating your own success self-concept can support positive beliefs about yourself and a positive self-esteem.

Ronald Kaufman

1:29PM PST on Dec 3, 2012

Thanks, I just like to be myself, no gossip and if someone gossips about me that is fine too, I am not perfect!

1:17PM PST on Dec 3, 2012


11:14AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

Beautiful, thank you

9:57AM PST on Dec 3, 2012


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