Welcome to B is for Being.

Welcome to B is for Being - Benjamin Hammersley
Benjamin Hammersley

Imagine feeling afraid to share yourself because of all the ways people might criticise and judge you.

Imagine feeling that everything you said and did was uninteresting, flawed and not good enough.

For me, this isn’t so difficult to imagine as I’ve struggled with self-repression for most of my life.

After an intense inner search, I discovered that present moment awareness and self-acceptance allowed me to share myself openly with other people with significantly less doubt and fear.

My friendships and creativity started to flow, and the people around me were enjoying the real me.

Through the podcast, I share my ongoing journey into uncovering my authenticity from the effects of fear and doubt. I talk with friends, psychologists and teachers about the most useful insights, tools and techniques which allow us to be ourselves.

50 Why Do I Feel Worthless When I'm Told I Need to Improve

050: Why Do I Feel Worthless When I’m Told I Need to Improve?

A performance review that didn’t go as expected.

I had my first performance review at work this week.

After receiving feedback that I needed to improve in certain areas, I felt my self-worth drop. However, my supervisors weren’t unhappy with me nor had they delivered an ultimatum that I either improve or lose my job.

I left work with a big question:
Why does our competency in certain areas of life dictate our level of self-worth?

In this episode, I take a walk through the city and break down what was behind my feelings of worthlessness. I also share my thoughts on how particular parenting styles serve to connect a child’s actions with their sense of worth, and how this connection can be broken by practicing self-acceptance.
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)49: Why Do I Stop Sharing Authentically with You

049: Why Do I Stop Sharing Myself Authentically with You?

I know I do it, but why?

You might have realised by now, expressing myself authentically is pretty important.

I’ve written about it many times on the site, yet I find myself drifting back into not speaking and writing from my current level of knowledge and understanding. I change how I write and speak to sound like I know more than you about the topics I share.

In this episode, I explore the reasons why I stop sharing myself authentically with you, and how my inauthenticity always guides me back to being myself.
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