Can you go stand in front of the mirror and say, "I love you, you sweet, sexy son-of-a-bitch”?
You might be suffering from low self-confidence and a lack of self-love.
If the thought of going to the mirror and looking yourself in the eyes and saying I love you makes you cringe... we have work to do.
(By the way...the sound is annoyingly loud/distorted at first in the podcast but mellows down and improves. I used a different recording method and it shows. Sorry.)
I'm in the same boat but in general, I tend to think I am a pretty confident person. That doesn't mean I don't still have work to do.
Not being able to look in the mirror and shower yourself with positive self-affirmations easily means that you might feel like you are not good enough, not attractive enough, haven't accomplished enough in life, aren't capable of doing enough due to whatever limitation (self-imposed or not), not making enough money, not a good enough parent, partner, son/daughter, sibling, friend, employee, leader, or can't be enough of what you think you are "supposed to be" or what your damn parents want you to be.
You might be consumed with guilt, grief, shame, or blame. Have you thought about that? There is a way out of these feelings! I promise.
We are going to start working on this together. So come back.
I love you and I believe in you and I think you are fucking awesome.
I am your friend and coach now.