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About the Author

Karl Perera has spent many years writing about and informing people of the importance of self esteem and self improvement. Just like you may have, he has experienced low self esteem, depression and lack of self confidence. Some years ago he decided to take that experience and the knowledge gained in overcoming these problems to build several self help websites that now attract thousands of visitors each day. Karl began his first website about self esteem in 1997 when the internet was in its infancy. Through hard work this website is one of the world’s top authority sites for those seeking help with their self esteem. He also created a website to offer information about another problem he suffered from (depression) and this is another of his pet projects. Karl has written numerous articles and e-books as well as developing two huge resources for help with low self esteem and depression. Karl is also an experienced teacher of English and has worked closely with young adults and older students of all ages and abilities. Karl Perera lives with his wife Elgiz part of the year in his native England and part of the year in Turkey. His family includes – Ebru and Daniel. Hobbies include sports such as windsurfing (the Aegean resort of Alacati is where you’ll find him when it’s windy) and snowboarding. In order to help those visiting his websites or reading his books he has recently developed a membership site called “Aspire to be You” which will allow continuous support and personal contact with Karl plus articles and more inspiring material to take you to the next level. Traveling has always been a big part of Karl’s life and to date he has lived in England, Australia, Italy and Turkey and there are few countries he has not visited.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456456571
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456456573
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,409,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Tried and true Self help strategies that inspire you to improve your life and that of others."

I believe a self help book should be written by someone who has shared your problems and overcome them. Many self help gurus just rehash what others have written, without trying the strategies they promote. Karl's books offer you detailed steps that he has tried personally and that are proven to work.

Karl writes his books for those looking to improve their lives: people from all walks of life looking to overcome common life problems such as low self esteem and lack of confidence, depression and those needing inspiration and motivation. His writing is different from most other self help authors because it is written in a clear and personal way that is extremely easy to follow. Because Karl knows from personal experience the pain of low self esteem and depression, he is able to give realistic strategies and is honest in what he promises you.

In his spare time Karl lives with his family in England and Turkey, and enjoys windsurfing and snowboarding, travelling, reading, and bending the rules of several languages he speaks (Spanish, Italian and Turkish).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tony Gallivan on March 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
What a great read. There is so much out there to choose from but this simple book is a great reminder of what we can do to focus on ourselves and our achievements to keep our confidence up. I think it's quite a challenge to even admit that low confidence is affecting us or we are not feeling good about ourselves, denial is the first and most obvious response to even a whiff of this thought. But I was not getting the results I desired and said I wanted and I just had to work out why that was. I'd do loads of goal setting and writing and planning and even take loads of action but somehow things just wouldn't quite come off. I accept those things today as part of being human but the reminders in this book and the so simple little exercise in the last chapter has me remember every day what I have achieved, what I have done and how I feel about my achievements on a day to day basis. If you are not getting the results you want in your life and you have tried every other book out there and are wondering why, this could be your answer. It certainly helped me and has some great exercises to keep me focussed in my day to day.

Awesome, well done Karl!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Ingrid Schweiger, author of "Self-Esteem For A Lifetime" on March 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
I am reading your book and just want you to know how much I am enjoying it. Your writing style is so honest, warm and direct!! You are going to help so many people with this. Self-esteem is a process so change is possible at any age or stage. As a psychologist and author of
Self-Esteem For A Lifetime: Raising A Successful Child From The Inside Out, I am always looking for new tools to help my clients. I have found a wonderful resource here. Run, don't walk, to get your hands on a copy of Karl Perera's book today!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zsa Zsa on June 23, 2013
Format: Paperback
Reading and applying Self Esteem Secrets helped me to define new answers to problems that were causing emotional pain in my life.
I am able to focus on solutions rather than staying stuck in the problem. I am thankful for being energized by the hope and restoration I am experiencing.

I recommend "Self Esteem Secrets" highly for anyone in emotional pain, anyone that has been disillusioned by life, anyone in hurtful situations, and anyone in pain from a relationship, to help you create the lovely picture for your life that you always believed in. This book helps the reader to become proactive in defining their values, and things that are meaningful to them that brings hope and a strengthened outlook on their life.

This would be a great tool for younger teens who need to insulate their heart with wisdom to understand how life may challenge them. This type of strength is needed by everyone.

If you are a strong individual and have weathered a few of life's storms, then this book will help you to renew, regain ground in order to go forward with a new sense of declaration, determination, and peace.

Thank you Karl,

Zsa Zsa
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caroline on March 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
"Self-Esteem Secrets" is a great tool for those people wanting to develop their self-esteem and confidence.

It's short, easy to read and packed with useful advice and "how to" tools, that if used, will definitely help you to create a strong foundation of self-esteem and confidence.

Chapter one clearly defines "self-esteem" and the following chapters detail how to improve it, as well as giving you insights on how to deal with the impacts of daily living that may undermine you.

Karl's style is conversational and personal. He writes from his experiences with life - it's not just theory - he has lived it.

Throughout the book, there are very useful exercises and website links for further information.

I recommend "Self-Esteem Secrets" to you. It's a great read and will, most definitely, help you on your journey to be the person that you want to be.

Caroline Britton
Author "Happy in MY Skin"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Hall on March 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
Success and fulfillment in life are impossible unless there is first a foundation of self esteem. Perera's book provides a clear step-by-step approach to improving your self esteem or your feelings of worthiness. I found the chapter on ambition very helpful, having too much or too little, how this can lead to lack of purpose and feeling useless, which of course affects our self-esteem in a negative way. I enjoyed the chapters about work and jobs as well. This is a practical well-written guide that I think would really benefit someone with self esteem issues, especially if those issues were caused by extended unemployment or other factors that can lead one to a feelings of uselessness.

Daniel Hall

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By OPV on June 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book gives a good description of causes of low self-esteem. I had some life situations since my childhood that affected my adulthood years. For many years I simply couldn't even describe or understand what was that.
If you don't know what or where is the problem, you won't be able to fix it.
This book gives a lot of good information about this problem that happens to so many people.
One of the points in this book is about breaking free of your parent's influence (especially if you are already grown up and have your own family).
I found this book as a good helpful guide on the way of increasing your self esteem.
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