How to Keep from Losing Your Confidence and Self Esteem when
Everything’s Going Wrong in Your Life
by Glenn Shepard
May 31, 2016
and Professional Development
Don’t mean to nitpick, but the PS
in your 5/24/16 newsletter was from the 5/17/16 issue.
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Rhonda in Klamath Falls, OR
nitpicking, and is another perfect example of how every
job looks easier from the outside than it really is. The
problem isn’t editing, it’s an HTML coding and
formatting issue. We now use 5 servers to get this
newsletter delivered to 24 countries every week
(InfusionSoft, 1 Shopping Cart, iContact,
ConstantContact, and ARP3), and just added a sixth
We send a maximum of 2
emails per week, the Tuesday newsletter and a promotion
for my latest book, CD, DVD course, etc. on Thursdays.
It takes nearly a full time IT person to jump through
all the hoops to send 2 simple emails, and keeps
getting more challenging.
Thanks for noticing!
- Glenn in Nashville, TN
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There are times in life when it feels
like you have the golden touch, because everything’s going
You get a big raise, your marriage is perfect,
your kids are on the honor roll, you’re at your ideal body
weight, and the only thing you want is for nothing to change.
In times like these, your self-confidence and self-esteem
will be at an all-time high.
But even when you’re doing
everything right, sometimes everything goes wrong.
marriage gets shaky, your kids can’t stay out of
trouble, you keep gaining weight even though you’re eating right
and exercising, and your career suddenly takes a nose dive.
If you’re like 80% of the population, your confidence and
self-esteem will also take a nose dive.
There’s a word
for that 80%. They’re called “Normal”.
this is what “normal” looks like in America today:
According to a recent Money Magazine article, 52% of men and 63%
of women have saved less than $10,000 for retirement
According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 2/3 of
Americans are overweight
- In his book “You Can Be RIGHT
or You Can Be Married”, author Dana Adam Shapiro estimates that
only 17% of marriages are happy ones
As financial guru
Dave Ramsey says, “Normal sucks”.
But then there’s the
other 20% of the population that handles things differently when
life isn’t going the way they want it to.
that the most important thing you can do to get yourself back on
top when you’re at a low point in your life is to keep your
self-confidence and self-esteem high.
This is the vicious
When you’re not winning in life, your
self-confidence and self-esteem tend to be low. And the lower
your self-confidence and self-esteem are, the harder it is to
What separates winners from losers isn’t that they
never lose; it’s that they never lose their self-confidence and
self-esteem even when they’re not winning.
question is, “How do you keep your self-confidence and self-esteem
high when you’re at a low point in your life?”
for next Tuesday’s issue of this newsletter for the answer.
P.S. The P.S. in last
week’s article should have read: “I was reminded of the
importance of addressing details in estate planning after I
first wrote about this back in 2013. My Beautiful Bride and I
are leaving our entire estate to St. Jude’s. Although they know
our wills are in a safe deposit box, I didn’t think about giving
them copies. Without copies, they might not have been able to
get the bank to let them into our safe deposit box and access
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