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Focus on Professional Development

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

Part Four: WORK
(of Five Parts)

Focus on Professional Development

  • Part One: SELF
  • Part Two: FAMILY
  • Part Three: PEERS

In the previous three issues of Leading the Way, 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, Two and Three of the Self-Worth Inventory© (SWI).

In Part Four, you will measure your self-worth as it pertains to your Work.

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 Work.

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 Four, we include the assessment questions for WORK and discuss another 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.

Special Note re: Section Four
WORK applies to any responsibility, paid or unpaid, including school, parenting, any other volunteer efforts. If you are currently not working at all, think back to your most recent work responsibility.

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

  • Please complete Section Four: WORK 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 Four: WORK
Self-Worth Inventory©



I think I am capable of accomplishing many tasks.



I feel comfortable working with others.



I think I can be successful if I work hard.



I am excited about my work.



I know I have many valuable work-related skills.



I feel important because co-workers listen to me.



I am an excellent worker.



I feel optimistic when working.


‹ Your WORK Total


Here is what the total is 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 as a worker.

  • A high score for WORK would indicate you have confidence in yourself when working and that you think you are a capable worker. A high score reveals you have had a positive experience as an employee, student, or volunteer.

  • A low score would suggest a poor self-image as a paid or unpaid contributor and that you lack confidence in your skills. It also could imply you have had difficulties with various responsibilities and that you view these experiences as unpleasant.

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 fellow workers 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 points are the second group of 4 (numbered 5, 6, 7, 8 below) of the 12 strategies from the SWI.

Although each of these four items 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. Your Health and Wellness Levels Can Influence Your Self-Worth

    More and more research is linking our overall health and wellness to our levels of confidence and self-worth. Several years ago, one of the authors of this assessment was misdiagnosed with "depression." His condition contributed to low self-worth and low confidence levels. It was later discovered he had hypoglycemia—low blood sugar—that produced extreme mood swings within hours and highly fluctuating levels of self-confidence.

    A business partner who was treated for depression was actually suffering from an extreme case of sleep apnea. When his sleep disorder was addressed, he no longer required treatment for depression because lack of rest was the cause of his problem. There is strong evidence that a high percentage of the population is sleep-deprived and living a sedentary lifestyle. Both those conditions can diminish self-worth levels. When we are tired or lack energy, our courage and ability to deal with our life circumstances decreases.

    Without regular exercise, we lower the biochemical production of adrenalin, serotonin, and dopamine in our body, which endangers our ability to engage and cope with what life throws at us. To help you assess your overall wellness practices and see how they might be influencing your self-worth levels, please complete CRG's Stress Indicator and Health Planner.©

    NOTE: Chronic depression is not the same as low self-worth. Depression should never be ignored. Anyone who thinks he or she might be chronically depressed should seek help immediately from appropriate medical professionals.

  2. Seek Help from Competent Professionals

    A physical condition can hinder your enjoyment, fulfillment, or engagement in life. That is also true for your emotional and mental state. Because people's well-being is so linked to their levels of self-worth, many organizations' Employee Assistance Programs now include confidential options for seeking professional help.

    Those professionals are specifically trained to assist individuals with various situations—including past hurts, unbroken addictions, deep bitterness, or any other block to recovery. Talking with counselors, teachers, doctors, clergy, and other helping professionals—in addition to reading books and articles on self-worth development—can provide you with valuable information and support.

    While it can be intimidating to admit you need help, the benefits far outweigh your continuing to suffer with unresolved stuff—your stuff.

  3. Develop Self-Respect and Assertiveness

    Limit or eliminate relationships with negative individuals who mistreat you. Being around and interacting with those types will only reinforce your sense of failure. Don't let yourself be the target of constant, nagging criticism from others. It might require courage on your part to end a long-term friendship/relationship or leave a work environment that is not supportive, but it may be necessary for your self-worth levels.

    Discontinue behaviors that make you feel guilty or ashamed of yourself. Telling yourself those behaviors are acceptable when they are not will only lower your self-respect. To be self-assertive is to honor your wants and needs and look for appropriate forms of expression for them. Make sure you are living your values—not someone else's ideals. Standing up for your own convictions, feelings, and interests is crucial to building your confidence.

  4. Forgive Yourself and Others for Past Mistakes and Failures

    Showing bitterness and being unforgiving to self and others have no constructive values or benefits. We all have met people who have lived an embittered life—and they look it. If you harbor resentment toward someone, the only person your bad feelings are harming is you—they drain your energy, increase your stress, reduce your immunity, and decrease your confidence and self-worth.

    Regardless of the offense or situation, you must forgive the person and move on. That does not mean you accept or approve of inappropriate behavior from others, but forgiving will release you emotionally so you can fully engage life with increased self-worth. It is also essential that you forgive yourself for past mistakes. While it's good that you take responsibility when you mess up, continually rejecting yourself and dwelling on past failures will only feed your sense of futility. If you make a mistake, do what is necessary to correct it, let it go, then focus on what you can and will do.

    Unless you have created a time machine, it is impossible to change what has occurred but you do have the option of making a difference, from this point on.

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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