Issue 71 [ISSN 1712-468]

Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self-worth.

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Focus on Professional Development

Increasing Confidence in Self and Others
Using CRG's Self-Worth Inventory©

Focus on Professional Development

In Part One: Self, and Part Two: Family, we outlined the basic importance of self-worth and its strong influences over every aspect of our lives and we included the questions for Sections One and Two of the Self-Worth Inventory© (SWI).

In Part Three, you will measure your self-worth as it pertains to your Peers.

In each of the five SWI categories, it is possible to score high or low. You could score high on the Family scale but low when it comes to your Peers.

The segmented approach is helpful in any development track. Why? By focusing on specific areas, we avoid the error of assuming low self-worth in one area automatically indicates low self-worth in another. A person may score very high in one area of self-worth, yet not demonstrate high self-worth in other areas.

That was true for me many years ago, as I mentioned in the previous ezine. When I completed Section Two: Family in the SWI I scored much lower than in any other section measured in the SWI. On the other hand, I scored high in Peers.

In Part Three, we include the assessment questions for Peers and discuss 4 of the 12 strategies to improve your self-worth.

High self-worth can never be given to a person by another person or by society. It must be sought and earned by the individual.

The Self-Worth Inventory© is a simple yet powerful process to help you measure your levels of self-worth in specific areas of your life.

  • The SWI does not create self-worth. It confirms what is already true.

  • The SWI helps participants gain a deeper understanding of their perception of their self-worth in five important areas.

  • The exercises have been designed so participants can systematically examine their fundamental levels of self-worth for the purpose of self-learning and perhaps group discussion.

  • The SWI provides practical information to assist people to develop and increase their self-worth levels.

  • The knowledge you gain from the SWI assessment will enable you to increase your confidence and your self-assurance–now and in the future. That's why many people and organizations use CRG's Self-Worth Inventory© on a regular and purposeful basis.

  • We recommend you consider completing the SWI every 1 to 2 years, to track your self-worth levels.

  • The SWI can assist you and others in your organization to develop self-worth following significant changes or interventions. Recommend it at your next management meeting as an important development option.

The following information is from CRG's Self-Worth Inventory© by Ken Keis, MBA, and Everett Robinson, MA.

  • Please complete Section Two: Peers on yourself.
  • In the boxes provided, print the number that best describes your situation with regard to each statement during the past month.
  • Be completely honest. There's no benefit to misrepresenting the truth.

The Scale

Less than 20% of the time


About 21% - 40% of the time


About 41% to 60% of the time


About 61% to 80% of the time


About 81% or more of the time





Section Three:
Self-Worth Inventory©



Others see me as being capable.



I feel comfortable talking with others.



My friends really care about me.



I feel good about my social skills.



I deserve to be trusted by others.



I am not afraid to tell others who I am.



I believe I am interesting for others to engage.



When significant others don't do what I ask, I still feel accepted and worthwhile.


‹ Your Peer Total


Here is what the various totals are indicating.

Total 8 to 19 Low Self-Worth
Total 20 to30 Moderate Self-Worth
Total 31 to 40 High Self-Worth

The above statements can help you gain understanding of the way you think and feel about yourself when interacting with others.

  • A high score for Peers reflects positive thoughts and confidence about the way you interact with others. Perhaps much of the affirmation you have received as an individual came from close friends.

  • A low score would suggest you have difficulties interacting with people and that you feel uncomfortable getting closer to others. That could indicate you have been deeply hurt and rejected by people other than family members.

So how did you do?

  • Did you have responses where you gave yourself "3" or less? How can you improve and develop those "less than 3" areas? What training, coaching, and educational program(s) would help you increase your responses and capabilities?

  • Do feelings between or among your peers need to be healed? Do you need to let go of something or to forgive others or yourself?

Strategies for Increasing and Developing Your Self-Worth

The strategies in the SWI can help boost your self-worth and confidence levels. The following are the first 4 of the 12 strategies from the SWI.

Although each item listed below can have a positive effect on its own, true self-worth comes from having the whole package. The best results will come from considering all 12 strategies—while making sure you keep the transition and changes at a manageable level. Don't criticize yourself for going too fast or too slow. Choose a pace where you are challenged but not overwhelmed.

  1. Take Responsibility for Your Life

    Stop playing the victim. Self-pity, poor-me attitudes, and singing-the-blues will not get your needs met. Certain psychological doctrines have damaged our society by helping erode personal responsibility. People need to own up to the messes they make and to be accountable for their actions. The fact is that you or others will not change if you don't take 100% responsibility for your life.

    Stop blaming circumstances or others for your condition. By not taking responsibility, you will project "an image of hopelessness" to others and drive them away from you.

    Many individuals who have low self-worth believe that if they look and act desperate enough, someone will come to rescue them from their suffering. That seldom happens. What will occur is that others will get angry and criticize them for acting that way. People will want to avoid individuals who act in a negative way because their actions are draining.

    If you take charge of your self-image, you can change the way others perceive you. Liberating yourself is an excellent way to start developing the trust you need—in self and with others—to believe in yourself while you increase your self-worth.

  2. Make Sure You Are Living On Purpose

    Individuals without purpose or direction in life can have greater challenges with their self-worth. Why? They have nothing to anchor their life or direct their passion. The argument can be made that the reason certain individuals don't have a purpose is because they don't believe they are worthy. On the other hand, until you establish some type of purpose, it will be more difficult for you to increase your self-worth.

    Regardless of the method you use to confirm your primary purpose and passions, having a process is critical to your long-term self-worth levels.

    Even if you are completely unaware of what your purpose might be, don't let that continue to hold you back. Instead, make discovering your purpose your new goal. For best results, use a calm, determined, approach. One of the best resources to help you clarify your purpose is the CRG book, My Source EXPERIENCE Journal—A Personal Discovery Process for Those Who Want to Lead a Passionate and Fulfilling Life.

  3. Know Yourself

    It is extremely beneficial to know your primary preferences, such as your Personal Style and your core values. That knowledge is critical to increasing your confidence.

    Many individuals go through life without any appreciation of their Personal Style and its related strengths, weaknesses, and orientation toward others—and they don't understand the influence their Personal Style exerts as they engage every area of their life. That knowledge can help them become aware of the different style needs of the others in their relationship circle.

    To identify and learn more about your own Personal Style, complete CRG's Personal Style Indicator© (PSI) and read the support book, Why Aren't You More Like Me? Not knowing what you really value can cause you to be indecisive and lower your self-worth. Your needs as a person are unique. When those needs are consistently satisfied, your self-worth goes up. Of course, the opposite is true. Nothing will lower self-worth faster than continually engaging in behavior that is contrary to our natural preferences.

    To help you identify your core values and related needs, we suggest you complete CRG's Values Preference Indicator© (VPI). That will give you the framework and confidence to make values-based decisions. It is almost impossible to maintain strong self-worth if you don't know your main needs and you don't have development strategies for fulfilling them.

  4. Play to Your Strengths and Interests

    The self-help movement would like us to believe that each one of us can succeed at any time with anything. The notion that we must correct all our weaknesses is highly overrated. We certainly must be aware of our weaknesses and address them the best way we can, but it is very difficult to do more than that. When we place our focus on overcoming our weaknesses, we struggle to stay positive and motivated.

    The truth is that we are born with specific talents and gifts and we can develop them further throughout our lifetime.

    As you engage life, your levels of self-worth highly influence the results you accomplish every single day. You need to play to your strengths. Give yourself permission to do mostly what you enjoy. Implementing this strategy might require you to relinquish responsibility for tasks for which you are highly skilled but that you do not like. You can then move toward duties that better reflect your interests.

    We are not suggesting that you blindly quit your job. Over time, with careful planning, you can intentionally design an environment that plays to your strengths.

Click the link below to take your fullSelf-Worth Inventory© today. Forward a link to the SWI to others who are important to you.

If you wish to rate yourSelf-Worth Inventory© or want others to experience this opportunity, click the link to immediately access the online version.

The SWI is only one part of the holistic personal and professional development plan from CRG.

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