Podcast #271: The Practice of Living Purposefully (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 5)


Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the fifth pillar, the Practice of Living Purposefully.

1. The Practice of Living Consciously
2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance
3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility
4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness
5. The Practice of Living Purposefully
6. The Practice of Personal Integrity

Questions to answer in this series:
what is self-esteem?
why is it important?
what can we do to raise self-esteem?
what role do others play in our self-esteem?

The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar:
-identify and define
-what are the obstacles
-personal stories, struggles
-how to overcome them

Bumper Music:
They Might Be Giants - "Can't Keep Johnny Down"
The Brown Derbies - "Eye of the Tiger" Acapella
Michael Franti & Spearhead - "I'm Alive"

Look Closer:
Complete Liberty Podcast



An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

Click to access NVC_Intro.pdf

Happiness Counseling Resource Page


The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf)

Click to access 70-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem.pdf

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  1. Hi Brett,

    Love the show and the content. Please, please say “yes” or “yeah” instead of “eyahh”.



  2. At about 1:36:00, the music comes in a bit hot. I’m not sure if it’s even supposed to be in there at all – it’s a bit off-putting but if it is, I found it drowning Wes out, a bit. There was also one more musical glitch earlier (sorry, not going back to find it) but it only last about one second.

    Really enjoy hearing your collaborations with Wes.

  3. I like this series, thanks for making it. I find the clips you include to illustrate points of the discussion help me to understand better.

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