Empowers women of all ages and backgrounds to improve their self-esteem for a lifetime of awareness, poise, and confidence.
Despite years of progress, many women today continue to suffer from low self-esteem. In her revelatory and prescriptive work THE SELF-ESTEEM REGIME: An Action Plan for Becoming the Confident Person You Were Meant to Be, internationally renowned multimedia producer, supermodel, award-winning actress, and public speaker Clarissa Burt offers down-to-earth advice for women to help them manifest self-confidence in all aspects of their lives: relationships, family, friendships, careers, and everyday engagement. The book helps readers find worthiness through a concrete, step-by-step program for women of all ages and backgrounds. Sharing her unique mix of knowledge, attitude, and humor, Clarissa walks readers through her unique process that instills a lifetime of self-awareness, poise, and assurance.
Clarissa empowers readers to accept mistakes as valuable learning experiences and steppingstones. Her regime—which features a wealth of tips, case studies, and affirmations—is neither complicated nor demanding, although it builds mental strength, toughness, and resilience –qualities necessary for higher self-esteem and overall wellness.
Clarissa Burt is a renowned self-help guru, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, model, award-winning actress, radio personality, and TV producer. She has lectured extensively on a range of subjects, including self-esteem and public speaking. Burt began her illustrious career at eighteen as a model for the Wilhelmina Agency in New York City, after which she modeled in Milan, Italy. She has graced the runways of major events around the globe, including in Paris, New York, and Tokyo. As an actress, she has appeared in twenty films and is best known for portraying the female lead (Xayide) in The Neverending Story II. She was a winner on the Italian Celebrity Survivor TV competition. She appeared on such Italian programs as Edera and La Ta Talpa and in the films Carusco Pacosky di Padre Polacco, Natalie in India, Sotto il Cielo, and Casablanca Casablanca. She is associate producer of the 2019 film Wishman. Burt has built IntheLimelightMedia.com, a global movement and multimedia platform for “enveloping” women serving as a support system and guidance mechanism for women living in service. It is a sisterhood and community of like women who believe strongly in supporting, caring, sharing, guiding, mentoring one another. The platform features video interviews; podcasts; and a fashion/health/wellness magazine. Burt lives in Phoenix, AZ.
Gary M. Krebs is the founder of GMK Writing and Editing, Inc. He has published numerous print and ebook bestsellers. He was editor and contributing writer to The Guinness Book of Records and The Guinness Book of Sports Records. He lives in Fairfield, CT.
Foreword by Sharon Lecter
Introduction: You Deserve to Look Good and Feel Good Right Now
Chapter One: RElease
Chapter Two: REbuild
Chapter Three: REsponsibility
Chapter Four: REplace
Chapter Five: REaffirm
Chapter Six: REinvent
Chapter Seven: REinforce
Chapter Eight: REpeat
Chapter Nine: REbound
Chapter Ten: REdirect
Chapter Eleven: REspect
Chapter Twelve: Reciprocal
Final Clar-ion Call
Appendix A: Additional Powerful Tools; The Awakening Prayer; Blessing for the Body; and The Optimist Creed
Appendix B: REsources
About the Authors
Self-esteem is an evergreen, staple subject in the massive repository of self-help books, and it is more important than ever with demoralizing and unexpected changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-esteem guru and podcaster Burt addresses this here. It may seem simple, but negativity put out there in words and actions comes back threefold. It harms a person’s psyche and sets Inner Critics to overdrive. Although a bit overly simplified at times with sentimental advice, the book highlights research that shows that CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) skills take practice to develop and do help with depression and anxiety. Developing affirmations or reminders of accomplishments is key to building up self-esteem, but this can be a challenge for many readers who depend on external validation to feel better about themselves rather than learning how to generate these feelings from within. This book will help, and will especially appeal to readers who like exercises for each chapter to practice the skills they are learning about as well as alternative thoughts to challenge negative thinking.
The Self-Esteem Regime: An Action Plan for Becoming the Confident Person You Were Meant to Be by Clarissa Burt, with Gary M. Krebs provides a highly effective and practical approach to a broad and sometimes daunting topic like self-esteem. This is definitely a valuable resource with thought provoking questions and examples for those wanting to do the work!
This is the book I wished I had when I was growing up as a young, insecure girl. This is the book I am so thankful many young women will get to draw strength from today, in a world where loving yourself the way you are is seen as a revolutionary act. Thank you, Clarissa, for sharing your own story and reminding us that being flawed and complex shouldn't stop us from seeing ourselves as worthy. Bravo!
This book spoke to my soul. It was written with true insight. I know each of us can become who we were meant to be, in spite of the cards dealt. I wished at age seven that I'd become a superhero, and today I am one.
As Clarissa Burt suggests in her marvelous book The Self-Esteem Regime, people who believe in themselves succeed in their lives. I suggest a new beginning for our own fairy tales: “Once upon a time, there was ... Me.” Let’s start with ourselves.