I notice that more and more folks are struggling with the recession and are feeling more down than usual. They think that because they aren't able to find jobs and their financial resources have been depleted, their ability to contribute to their communities has been diminished. They also feel that their thoughts and opinions aren't as valuable as they would be if they still had a job and more money in the bank.
I remind these people that net worth does not equal self worth. A Shameless You recognizes that current circumstances do not define your long term value. Just like financial markets, our lives go through cycles. Though it might be tough to keep your chin up during tough times, a Shameless You remembers that her skills, talents, knowledge, and character do not fluctuate with the balance in her bank account.
Even when finances are fluctuating, as Shameless You is consistent in her values, preferences, and life mission. Be Shameless, keep your head up and refuse to let your self worth falter when your net worth stalls.