About Louise

My Story

My name is Louise and this is a little bit about me. I decided to buy a piece of internet real estate. I call my digs Build-Up Self-Esteem.com. 

Cheers for popping in.  Creating my own website and using social media is new for me and so far it’s been great fun. 

I got to using the World Wide Web and social media a bit late in the game, but so what?  Seemingly, that’s been a pattern for me over the years in numerous areas of my life. 

Nevertheless, I may be late but eventually, I do arrive at the party.

I Believe...

…that knowing yourself, embracing your weirdness is key to living your best life yet

…in dancing your own dance and not following the crowd

…life is amazing and I live to work (not the other way round)

…in not taking myself and life too seriously

…I can fly (no, of course I don’t, see previous belief)

…life is about experiences

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

I’ve been reading books and researching self-improvement for years.  Probably since the early 1990s.   I can still remember the first 3 books I ever bought: Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, The Road Less Travelled by M Scott Peck, and The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.  All three books had a big effect on me and they were the catalyst for my self-improvement journey.

I love finding out about new ways of improving myself and my life.  I enjoy reading all the wonderful ideas and new theories people put out there to assist us and give tips on how to get unstuck and move forward with our lives.

Accept People For Who They Are

I used to bore some of my friends and family though.  I’d get excited about something I’d just discovered and want to discuss and share it.  And they just weren’t interested.  I couldn’t understand why when it could change their life in such a positive way!  Hahaha…I had good intentions but I was young.

Getting the eye rolls and being told to shut up, I finally got the message.  It was a lesson I learnt the hard way:  Accept people for who they are and don’t try to change them.  Having said that I did have a couple of friends that enjoyed talking about improving their lives and working out where they could change to live a more fulfilling one.

Who Are You?

If you’ve tried to change your life and it’s worked for a while but then it hasn’t, my website may give you some insight on that.  Been there, done that.  Backward and forwards, up and down and round and round.  Step right up, take a ride on the self-improvement rollercoaster!  That was me for a long time.  I’ve done loads better but I’m still learning and still changing.  

That not you?  Okay, possibly you are overwhelmed with the enormous amount of information out there that makes up the self-growth and personal development beast of an industry.

Either way, I’m glad you’re here.

“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got”  Albert Einstein

I learnt that saying early in life and it was and is something I remind myself of from time to time.  If something is not working for me or makes me unhappy then something needs to change.  Or I need to change.  Either way a decision needs to made and the change made.  

Life is truly amazing.  I have lost sight of that at times especially when unexpected things happen.  Or when I’ve failed at something.  But I know if I continue to be self-aware and know why I do what I do (know myself).  If I make beneficial choices each day then my life is full of joy and wonder.  And I am grateful for being part of the greatest show in The Game of Life.

My Mission At Build-Up Self-Esteem

Nowadays though it’s not just a relaxed wander around certain book aisles at my local Waterstones to find out the latest self-help books.  The internet is chocker block full of stuff.  There are articles, books, mindfulness journals, online courses, products, documentaries, seminars, videos.  The wealth of information out there is humongous!  I mean that in a good way.  But it’s a double-edged sword.  It’s incredible and at the same time overwhelming. 

And that brings me nicely onto my next point, the mission and aim of my site.  

At Build-up Self-Esteem there is:

ONE PERSON:  Louise (I introduced myself earlier)

ONE MISSION:  I discover, explore, share new and strange ways of living an extraordinary life

ONE AIM:  Boost and benefit your self-growth voyage by (1) writing articles about different subjects in relation to improving you and your life and (2) reviewing the numerous resources and information for you. (So you don’t have to.)

My values are:

Joy, Clarity, Authenticity, Curiosity, Positivity and Humour.  

With these in mind and my mission under my belt I intend to share interesting and useful information with you and for you.

And together we will live our best lives yet.


Founder of buildupselfesteem.com

  Keep in mind when reading my blog……

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.” Bruce Lee