EQ Connections

Sept. 2019 | Issue 3 Preview
By John J. Hughes

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“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Self-Regard: Understanding Your Inner Voice

Who is in your head when you mess up at work? In other words, whose voice do you retrieve in your head when you criticize yourself? Some people hear the critical voice of a parent, sibling, or teacher. I am convinced that the way we criticize ourselves with our inner voice is often reflective of the influences by the most important people in our lives.

Not all of the influences that have shaped our behaviors are positive. If you experienced positive reinforcement and encouragement as you developed, personally and professionally, then you know what it feels like to draw on that self-confidence when you face the unknown.

Not all of the influences that have shaped our behaviors are positive. If you experienced positive reinforcement and encouragement as you developed, personally and professionally, then you know what it feels like to draw on that self-confidence when you face the unknown.

In this issue, I discuss:

  • What is Self-Regard?

  • What does Self-Regard  look like?

  • The connection between Self-Regard and Courage

  • How to listen to inner goals and strengthen Self-Regard