Your Word Is Your Integrity

Improved self-esteem is the natural outcome of honoring your word. Doing what you say you’re going to do keeps you in your integrity and earns the admiration of others. When you have a habit of canceling or changing plans, it’s hard for others to take you...

The Best Policy

Studies report that people lie an average of 3 times for every 10 minutes of conversation. These statistics refer mainly to little, white lies, like saying you feel fine when you don’t or exaggerating to make your stories more interesting. Lying to manipulate,...

Honesty Improves Self-Esteem

The best thing you can do to enhance your self-esteem is be totally honest. What you actually say and do doesn’t matter nearly as much as how you feel about it. When you hide the truth, stretch it, or lie, your subconscious mind gets the message that...

Deception Does Damage

Lying wreaks havoc in your life. It consumes ever-greater energy the longer you keep it up and lowers your self-esteem because deep down you know you’re living out of your integrity. It’s an unempowered approach to life because you aren’t willing to...

Get Real

Conscious evolution requires extreme self-honesty. In contrast, self-deception invariably leads to feeling stuck. If you aren’t willing to admit to yourself that you’re lost, you won’t look for or accept sound guidance and that slows you down. The scariest...

Don’t Make Excuses

Defending yourself over something you did keeps you stuck in resistance. If someone has a problem with it, listen and sincerely consider their point of view. Acknowledge your role in the situation without attempting to explain yourself. If there’s validity in...