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- ASIN : B007JK9BAY
- Publication date : March 11, 2012
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He breaks down what contributes to self esteem and makes important distinctions about what self esteem is not. His guidance for building the six pillars is mostly through practicing stream of consciousness writing assignments—which seems too simple, but it is a useful tool. I initially was re-listening to parts so I could take notes and journal along with it. It is not really a casual listen, but it is fantastic. It would be a great read if you are a therapist counseling others with self esteem issues.
The only thing I found odd and off putting was his repeated mentions of his personal (mentor/romantic) relationship with author Ayn Rand. Felt like a shameless name drop and took away from the flow of the book. He could’ve made his points without mentioning her name. It wasn’t often, but it was odd.
Overall it has great, solid information to get to the root of low self esteem or to understand the foundations of good self esteem, whether for yourself or in parenting, teaching, or helping others.
There are so many aspects of our self esteem that come through in day to day moments, and this book has really helped me to raise my awareness of how I think of myself and view the world.
I wish I could buy a copy to give to all of my loved ones.
If you are an analytical person, this is a really great book.
~ Nathaniel Branden from The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
Nathaniel Branden is a smart dood. Big brain. Very big brain.
He’s the leading authority on the science of self-esteem and, in addition to the big brain/wisdom, he has a fascinating life story.
Nathaniel met Ayn Rand as a teenager and began an intimate relationship with Ayn and her work that lasted over 20 years and included highlights such as Ayn deeming Nathaniel the embodiment of her ideals and Nathaniel helping to create the Objectivist movement. Check out part one of his fascinating interview with Ken Wilber at his website (NathanielBranden.com) for more mojo on that front and to get a personal look at his life and wisdom.
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem is, as its sub-title proclaims: “the definitive work on self-esteem by the leading pioneer in the field.” Branden’s style is rigorously smart yet still approachable (and almost Emersonially quotable :).
In this Note (as with all the others), I’m less interested in giving you an intellectual overview of the subject and more interested in pulling out some of the many Big Ideas we can *immediately* apply to our lives.
Let’s explore some of the Big Ideas:
1. The Six Pillars - Of self-esteem.
2. Practice - Create self-esteem.
3. Living Consciously - Pillar #1.
4. Self-Acceptance - Pillar #2.
5. Self-Responsibility - Pillar #3.
Yep. It’s clear. Let’s honor the small improvements we’re making as we develop our self-esteem and live more and more radiantly conscious lives,
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I bought this book 3 years ago and was surprised how good it was, but i didn’t do the weekly tasks suggested at the end of each pillar’s chapter. It wasn’t until the beginning of the year I decided to do all of the tasks in the book which technically has enough weekly journaling tasks run for around 6-8months. I’m currently on the 13th week (just about to finish the 3rd pillar of self-responsibility) and I can see a great deal of change already. I’ve become more self-aware, accepting of self and self responsible. I’ve also noticed I have more assertive and purposeful and have not even started the weekly journaling for this!
I truly, truly recommend this book if you want to develop healthier self-esteem.
The material contained within the book is sound, and for those who are not looking for ‘quick fixes and effortless solutions’, this book is a game-changer. For those willing to be honest with themselves and who are willing to do the work and apply the 6 practices of Self-Awareness, Self-Acceptance, Self-Assertiveness, Self-Responsibility, Self-Integrity and Living Purposefully, I can guarantee that your life will change dramatically within a month of doing the exercises. I have been teaching Health ‘Authentic’ Self-Esteem to young people and the adults who work with them, and also to their parents (15,000+) over the past 25 years and the results have been profound and life changing for those I’ve taught these principles to.
A word of warning. So profound is the material contained within this book that if you follow it completely, your life will change for the better and this may not be to the liking of those people you know. Your change will highlight the change they need to do in themselves and make them uncomfortable.
Truly this book, to quote Branden, ‘will not only help you to feel better, it will help you to live better.’