Here is a great method of self-promotion that I invented to help me feel ‘up’ when I was feeling down and moping around. It’s a great builder of self-esteem. It’s simple. It’s easy. Try it. You’ll love it.

Step 1: When you awaken in the morning – consider yourself “a private” in the service. Instead of calling yourself ‘a private in the army’ call yourself ‘a private in the service of life’.

Step 2: When you do something to help someone today (it doesn’t have to be anything incredible), take a moment and say, “Good job. I’m now a sergeant”. FEEEEL the promotion. Be proud!

Step 3: When you catch yourself making an intelligent choice, and acting on it (in any area of your life), you know what to do. Take a moment and promote yourself to lieutenant. Stand tall. FEEEEL the promotion.

Step 4: When you act kindly toward someone today, for any reason – promotion time. Say, “WOW, I’m now a captain, and it FEEEELS absolutely great.”

Step 5: Don’t stop now. When you go out of your way by ‘going the extra mile’ to get a job done right, make this promotion important to you. You’re now a General! What an achievement. FEEEEL the realness of it.

Step 6: You are now in line for the position of Commander in Chief. Don’t deny it. What will you do to get that promotion? That is entirely up to you. GO FOR IT. I promise you that if you take this exercise seriously, you will feel real good about yourself at the end of the day. What a great way to boost your self-esteem.

Rob White

Author's Bio: 

Rob White is an author, storyteller & philosopher. Rob created as a way to provide individuals with all the resources they need to wake up to the power of WOW. Rob has dedicated his life to inspire individuals to realize and accomplish their own life goals by providing seminars, workshops, videos, articles, blogs, books and original animation shorts.

Rob is the international best selling author of And Then I Met Margaret 180, a guide to achieving “inner strength and outer freedom”, and A Second Chance at Success: Remarkably Simple Ways to Open Your life to Opportunities and Turn Past Mistakes Into Lasting Confidence, Happiness and Success. Rob is regularly featured on the Huffington Post and his original articles are published in dozens of print and online publications.

From his modest beginnings in a small town in Western Massachusetts, he built a multi-million dollar bi-coastal real estate business and went on to become a successful restaurateur. Rob is an expert in the fields of personal and professional growth. Drawing on 30 years of experience researching and testing myriad methods and tools for success, he has developed a concise and enriching program that unlocks the true power of human potential. Most recently, Rob has become a National Spokesperson for Hilton Garden Inn and is a guest lecturer at Northeastern University.

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