Issue 73 [ISSN 1712-468]

The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.

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Focus on Professional Development

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

(of Five Parts)

Focus on Professional Development

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

In the previous four 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, Three and Four of the Self-Worth Inventory© (SWI).

In Part Five, you will measure your self-worth as it pertains to your Projected Self.

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.

In Part Five, we include the assessment questions for PROJECTED SELF and the final 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 Five: PROJECTED SELF on yourself.
  • In the boxes provided, print the number that best describes your situation during the past month with regard to each statement.
  • 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©



The people I care about value my opinions.



My family accepts me.



My friends would say I am successful.



Colleagues like working with me.



Others find me appealing.



My family has confidence in me.



People to whom I am close respect me.



Past co-workers would say I did a first-rate job.


‹ 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

Statements for this section capture how you think others tend to perceive you. This score gives you an indication on how you project your sense of self-value onto others.

  • A low score for PROJECTED SELF implies you believe others do not value you and that they have a negative opinion of you as a person, even though they might not show it when you are interacting with them.

  • A high score suggests you think others perceive you as worthwhile and would rate you higher in value than you might rate yourself.

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 education program(s) would help you increase your responses and capabilities?

  • Do feelings between or among you and others need to be addressed? 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 from the final group of 4 (numbered 9, 10, 11, 12 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. Stop the Self-Centered Syndrome: It's All About Me

    In the past, our society valued community, which served as a natural support group during life's trials. Because we did not overly protect our children, they were able to develop the ability to deal with difficult situations without being completely paralyzed or feeling helpless. Recent research has shown increased levels of depression and low self-worth, especially in our adolescent population. Major contributing factors are the Me Generation, obsession with self, and protective parents who have created fragile, spoiled, and bratty children who are now becoming adults. When people expect the world to revolve around them, their link to the community is lost. They are alone with their challenges and failures. They take failure as a personal affront and develop an attitude of helplessness. Another problem with the Me syndrome is that if a person believes that everything and everyone must consent to his or her needs, how does this individual respond when what he or she wants does not happen? Obviously, not well.

  2. Volunteer and Give Freely to Others

    It has been proven though research that volunteering—giving your time to others—improves your self-worth and happiness. In fact, during a recent 20/20 investigative report, doctors confirmed that the physical and biochemical response in our bodies when we volunteer is similar to the rush created by cocaine. One of the quickest ways to remove yourself from your personal pity party is to serve others who are less fortunate than you are. We suggest you find a worthy cause or organization for which you have passion—where you can engage your skills and talents. It really does not matter what you give or whom you serve, only that you do it. If you have never given any of your talents or resources to others, think about where you can serve right now.

  3. Develop Your Spiritual Life

    Helplessness comes from feeling there is no hope beyond the current condition. Many people with low self-worth feel a deep sense of loneliness; they believe it is their fate in life to suffer. Nothing could be further from the truth. Spirituality offers the hope that each one of us can be loved and accepted. Research has confirmed that people with spiritual roots and convictions are generally calmer, happier, and more grounded about their purpose in life. That's why there is a spiritual component to all 12 Step Programs around the globe. By acknowledging their traumas and shortcomings to God, and by asking Him to intervene in their lives, many people claim to have experienced a new sense of personal value and meaning.

  4. Learn about Optimistic Habits and Unlearn Pessimistic Habits

    Every day, each of us will experience many similar events, but the way we each respond or react to seemingly identical events can be quite different. The high-self-worth individual is linked to optimistic habits; the low-self-worth person will perpetuate his or her condition by activating pessimistic habits. This is not about reciting positive statements to yourself. What you think when you fail is crucial. Optimistic people don't beat themselves up, feel sorry for themselves, or project the failure (whatever it is) into the future. They also refuse to accept that their plight is permanent.

    Pessimists do the opposite. They feel sorry for themselves. Pessimists believe the failures will continue and will spill into every other part of their life. Optimistic individuals take credit for their successes and they own them, whereas pessimistic individuals discount their contributions. This is different than arrogance vs. humility. Optimism and high self-worth mean you accept thanks and you feel worthy of the accomplishments you have obtained legitimately.

    In his book Learned Optimism, Dr. Martin Seligman outlines the exact language and habits that create either optimistic or pessimistic habits. The great news is that optimistic habits can be taught and learned.

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

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The SWI is only one segment of the holistic personal and professional development plan developed by CRG.

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