by Teena

February 26, 2019

self-appreciation-part 1


The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, she specializes in coaching career-oriented professionals who strive for success and seek work-life balance.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

Today’s topic is SELF APPRECIATION (P2) Dial Down Your Negative Emotions. In this episode I will offer you a way to deal with the negative emotions that arise when working on self appreciation. Having negative emotions is normal and common as you work on developing greater self appreciation in your life.

As you begin to imagine your past and future self, you may notice that feelings don’t align with the positive image that you want to cultivate. If that happens, simply acknowledge the feeling and congratulate yourself for noticing it. Then you can gently let it go by turning your attention back to the positive imagery. You might find that you have to do this more than once and that’s completely okay.

When imagining positive aspects of yourself it’s possible that your mind will bring up examples that show you the opposite. Instead of trying to resist or get rid of these negative emotions just dial down the volume on them and turn up the volume on the positivity.

Remember that we’re all born whole and complete with the potential for resourcefulness for passion for creativity and the full expression of our uniqueness. All of that is still there. We are just working on removing the blocks so we can access it by releasing our limiting self concepts.

I’d love to hear about your experience in creating self appreciation in your life.  Please feel free to send me an email at

Remember that the process of SELF APPRECIATION and creating an unshakable sense of worth regardless of what is happening in our lives takes practice takes practice it’s a skill that we can all learn and an important one!


CEO Claim The Lead

About the author 


Teena Evert, MA, LMFT, BCC, CCTC, CCC, GCDF, CDBS is a Board Certified Coach, Certified Career Counselor, Global Career Development Facilitator, and Licensed Mental Health Professional. She helps her clients successfully navigate important transitions in their life and career with intention, clarity and purpose. She can help you get unstuck, identify your barriers, and move forward fearlessly into a bright future of your own design.

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