Introduction
Welcome! I’m pleased that we get to share part of life’s journey together. Since we can’t travel face-to-face, we get to do it the next best way—through the pages of a book.
 
Honest Abe, Maslow that is, brought a lot of notoriety to the term self-esteem. He was the daddy of humanistic psychology and proposed a hierarchy of needs that is now featured in every introductory psychology text known to humankind. Self-esteem is nestled inside the hierarchy and is an essential ingredient needed to reach the pinnacle called self-actualization. Maslow basically defined self-esteem as self-respect, how you feel about yourself.
 
The framework for the book is simple yet provocative. The book is divided into eight parts, each representing a component ...

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