Everything you think you know about self-esteem is wrong according to Buddhist Monk Kelsang Lhachog’s Self-Esteem Seminar. On the first episode of the 2017 Summer Sessions, Stace shares what she learned at the seminar and we’ve broken down her advice to help you build your self-esteem into 4 handy tips:
  1. Don’t celebrate your faults by putting a positive spin on them (e.g. I always speak before thinking and sometimes it’s too harsh, but at least I’m being honest!). All you’re doing is ignoring your faults and that’s not going to help you in the long run.
  2. Projecting the good things in your life to others does not equate to having self-esteem.
  3. Address your faults. This sounds daunting and scary because we’ve been taught to aim for perfection… which is ridiculous! It’s impossible to not have faults.
  4. Take the power out of what having faults means. Having faults is not failure, it’s human. The sooner you embrace that the sooner you’ll feel better and clearer on who you actually are rather than who you want to be, and therefore you’re building your self-esteem!
It’s ok to have faults. Address them, work on them, improve.
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” – Leo Tolstoy
Listen to Stace’s breakdown on The Thinkergirls Summer Sessions Episode 1 (18:36):

AND check out Kelsang Lhachog’s last visit in the studio with the girls:

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Stacey June and Kristie Mercer are The Thinkergirls — who talk all the thoughts you’re thinking but not saying. You can find the girls on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. You can listen to the girls on their podcasts or around the country on the national radio show on the KIIS network.

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