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The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Audiobook
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
Written by: 
Dr. Nathaniel Branden
Narrated by: 
Dr. Nathaniel Branden
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Audiobook

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

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Publisher's Summary

In The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Nathaniel Branden presents the culminating achievement of a lifetime of clinical practice and research. In this penetrating and provocative program, he conclusively demonstrates the importance of self-esteem in our quest for psychological health, personal achievement, and positive relationships.

"Yet how do we gain true self-esteem?" Dr. Branden introduces the six pillars of self-esteem - six action-based practices for daily living. Here for the first time are simple but powerful exercises for increasing personal awareness and effectiveness. Exploring the importance of self-esteem in the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy, and society, Dr. Branden provides guidelines for those responsible for fostering self-esteem in others - and shows why a culture of self-esteem is imperative for survival in the 21st century.

©Nathaniel Branden and Estelle Devers Branden; ©2000 by Audio Renaissance, An Imprint of Renaissance Media, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The father of the concept of self-esteem has written his masterpiece." (Warren Bennis)
"The ultimate work on self-esteem. Truly a classic." (T. George Harris, former editor of American Health and Psychology Today)

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    Matteo Barcelona, Spain 07-17-11
    Matteo Barcelona, Spain 07-17-11 Member Since 2013

    I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!

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    "Your jorney starts here"

    Please excuse my bad english, but I have to say something important about this book. Since I was sick one year ago I embarque on a journey of discovery, discovery that another life was possible. I quit my job and I am opening up a company, discovering a new way of life outside and whitin. why does this metter?

    I know many of us are doing this jorney, specially the ones that ended up reading this comment. So I tell you, of all the books you can read this is the basis, this is the Pillar. Even if you hate self help (as I do) you will find that you can not move forward in life if you haven set your basis right, your pillar, yourself.

    Mainly, this book talks about accepting yourself and you capacity to solve the problems of life. It tells you step on how to acchive this.

    Personally, I dont understand how teachers, psicologists, and people in general could have miss this teaching, that is the most fundamental teaching of all. Working in your self esteem is what will give you the strenght and purpose to fullfill your dreams, without it, you are very likely to make your self fail.

    Other books that I advice, Your Brain at Work and The 4-hour Workweek.

    Matteo

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Robert New Glarus, WI, USA 12-04-03
    Robert New Glarus, WI, USA 12-04-03
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    "Something new surfaces every time I listen"

    This is one of Dr. Branden's finest works. Every time I listen to this program, I discover something new. Highly recommended as one of those books you should listen to at least once a year.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Edward oakville , Ontario, Canada 10-11-07
    Edward oakville , Ontario, Canada 10-11-07
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    "Outstanding Work!"

    Herein lies a great tool to help us all along the sometimes difficult road of self development and most importantly inner peace! This program helped me personally and as a senior manager helped me assist others.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    michael Hanover, MD, United States 09-11-08
    michael Hanover, MD, United States 09-11-08 Member Since 2005
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    "I recommend anything by Nathaniel Branden"

    Just as good as his other book. Self-help without without preaching, or proselytizing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dominique CORONA, CA, US 11-03-15
    Dominique CORONA, CA, US 11-03-15
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    "Buy the book."

    This book is a masterpiece and practicing the six pillars of self esteem has positively impacted my life-
    I bought the audiobook and the physical book so that I could listen and read. However, the audiobook contains half of the book, if that.
    The parts he leaves out are invaluable to me. Definitely buy the book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alvin Antony 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book. Profound"

    a great listen on mastering self-esteem. not some ra ra ra book but a deep exam on the difficult subject of self esteem. i will need to listen again to catch all the good information. thanks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Mix austin 09-30-15
    M. Mix austin 09-30-15 Member Since 2014

    whatsup

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    "A note taking listen"

    Excellent read, one of my new favorites. I plan to listen to this one again, right away.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anonymous user earth 07-17-15
    anonymous user earth 07-17-15

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    "Amazing"

    This book will change your life. Apply the exercises in it and make it a part of your daily activities. Do this and accomplish everything and anything you want.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. G. Oakland, USA 05-12-15
    A. G. Oakland, USA 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This is an amazing book!!!"

    Incredibly eloquent, no fluff. I listened to it once and about to listen to it again with an empty journal to start the exercises. I am looking forward to applying it.
    Highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Mesa, AZ, United States 08-30-12
    Michelle Mesa, AZ, United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I have shared this book with some of my loved ones"
    If you could sum up The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem in three words, what would they be?

    Goal-setting; Positive; & Honest


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A (well, I suppose I was my favorite character. I could appreciate the lessons with regards to different times in my own life, and apply the positive messaging to my day to day life. I am sharing this book with the young people in my life!)


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book the first time I listened to it. I began setting goals again - and have accomplished several of them. Sometimes - it is difficult to listen to the more monotone reading of this book - despite how good the lessons within it are. I am listening to it for my second time right now - which may affect my desire for more inflection in the story telling. Overall - I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem?

    I've already enjoyed the benefits of reapplying goal setting & keeping a positive theme throughout my life.


    Any additional comments?

    This can be considered just a business book - but the application can permiate your entire world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "A classic on its subject"

    This is a clear exposition of Dr Branden's views on self-esteem (what it is, what is isn't, how to develop it, how to lose it and how to try and get it back) set out in a logical structure and well read (by the american author). More an exposition of the subject than a self-help guide, it is nonetheless packed with insights and an absorbing listen. Far from the usual run-of-the-mill, insubstantial single-note self-help stuff available from well-meaning non-experts, this material is dense enough to warrant re-listening (probably several times). (The author's other audio-book, 'The Psychology of Self-Esteem' is more theoretical and slighly less accessible - I would suggest starting with The Six Pillars, and then trying The Psychology if you want to pursue the subject.) Recommended.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Alastair
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    11/16/11
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    "Transformed my understanding of Self-Esteem"

    I had been aware of the concept "self-esteem" since the 80s but never really understood what it meant beyond the vaguest terms. This book was a revelation because it clearly explains the psychological causes and effects that can lead to a raising or lowering of self-esteem. The book also explains how your self-esteem can be brought under your own control. I found the exercises provided by Dr Branden to be easy to use and they brought noticeable and lasting benefits. Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ben T.
    4/15/15
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    "Informative but dull"

    I can see how this may help people develop there own self esteem and others around them. However I think the book may have been better than the audio as unfortunately I found Brandan's voice tedious.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maryam
    1/24/15
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    "Good concepts!"
    Where does The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's probably 3rd so far.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I don't usually anyway.


    Any additional comments?

    I think every time I listen to it something new clicks :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • StudentOfLife
    London
    4/17/14
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    "Taken advantage of often or act fake? Read this"
    What did you like most about The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem?

    In depth discussion of why people doubt themselves. A bit heavy for a first read if you're finally taking a step to change your life. Come back after the second or third book, then it's pure magic (Steve Peter's chimp management and Paul Mcgee's Self Confidence are good starters the Brene Brown's The Gift of Imperfection). Awful audio though but it's worth it.


    What other book might you compare The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem to, and why?

    Paul Mcgee Self confidence, Steve Peter's Chimp management.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. Nathaniel Branden?

    Andrew Macmillan


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It's talk on self acceptance and self assertion are nothing short of life changing. Self responsibility seems helpful for those who feel they don't have a habit on life, but if you're buying the book for you, i'm guessing you're aware that you "can" change your life.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have self confidence issues, and have actively been trying to address it buy reading and making life changes this is can be final nail in the coffin for your self doubt and lack of self worth. Along with it's much long awaited burial ceremony.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • andy hanney
    11/14/15
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    "Great book to understand an all important subject"
    What made the experience of listening to The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem the most enjoyable?

    Realising that self esteem can be built in anyone's lives. It's not purely from nature or nurture. Consciousness. Self respect, self acceptance are v well covered. This book teaches some of the most important values in life


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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