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Summary

Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as important as the one you make about yourself. The difference between low self-esteem and high self-esteem is the difference between passivity and action, between failure and success. 

Now, one of America's foremost psychologists and a pioneer in self-esteem development offers a step-by-step guide to strengthening your sense of self-worth. Here are simple, straightforward and effective techniques that will dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself. 

You'll learn:

  • How to break free of negative self-concepts and self-defeating behavior. 
  • How to dissolve internal barriers to success in work and love.
  • How to overcome anxiety, depression, guilt and anger.
  • How to conquer the fear of intimacy and success.
  • How to find - and keep - the courage to love yourself. 
  • And much more 
©1987 Nathaniel Branden and Bantam Audio Publishing (P)1987 Bantam Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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This is unworthy of a psychological oracle.

Nathaniel Branden is a 5 Star Author with a 5 Star subject. In one very short hour he attempts to explain the importance and the nature of self esteem. He then provides some exercise to raise self esteem. In trying to package what is essentially part of the six pillars of self esteem in a one hour he does himself an injustice, I am sure he must know that, and to that extent strikes a minor blow to his own self esteem. Pass this by and purchase Branden?s excellent work ?The Six Pillars of Self Esteem?. I really struggle to understand why Branden has released this tape, he has aimed for the centre of the target and only hit the outer rings.

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  • Patricia
  • 03-04-08

Brief and Uninspiring

This is a brief and uninspiring look at Nathaniel Branden's approach to self-esteem development delivered through the use of composite and one dimensional case studies. It lacks depth, concrete descriptions of ways to develop skills or thought processes to assist with self esteem development. Might be a useful theoretical introduction for the novice therapist.

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  • Lee
  • 02-03-05

Not action-oriented, as it claims

This short audio was useful for identifying the various ways in which low self-esteem manifests itself. You learn this through 4 case studies he presents. However, it never really says, "Here are some exercises you can do to raise your self-esteem". He suggests one exercise, almost in passing, involving standing in front a mirror, but that is the only one and he doesn't provide much detail about it. Buy this if you think you can learn from hearing how and why four other people dealt with their low self-esteem.

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  • Christen
  • 19-10-17

Simply amazing

The book is spot on down to every detail in the foundation of self-esteem. I love it, I even tried the exercises

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  • M
  • 19-06-21

Only some excerpt of the book

It's not the audiobook of the original book. It's only some selected paragraphs of the book. About one paragraph from each page.

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  • Daniel Wyatt
  • 18-12-19

The actual written book was way better

trash only an hour l long, I didnt even check. I read the original book and it has way more content in it. the author just repeats himself and goes no where

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  • Angie Pro
  • 30-08-17

Life changing!

Amazing! Thank you Dr. Nathaniel. I am inspired to self improve and live my life to the fullest potential!

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  • Winning Books
  • 07-04-17

a must read!

l had plenty of aha moments but the most memorable moment is the last question the author leaves you with!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-22

Instant repair

I enjoyed this and I’m grateful for the insight I cried twice and felt relief and reinsurance of what I already knew

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  • Gordon Christian
  • 06-04-22

A very good book 📖 to listen to.

Loved 😍 it most helpful and a joy to read 📚. I recommend it for reading.

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  • Lauren Olinger
  • 04-04-22

everyone should strive to grow their self esteem

I had no idea how important self esteem was! Nathaniel Brandon hits on so many key points, reasons and provides relatable examples in this short but powerful read.