For 35 years, I suffered with low self-esteem. When I say I suffered, it was because it was very painful for me and it also stopped me from going for my dreams or should I say it stopped me from feeling like I was good enough to go for my dreams.

I learned several years ago that self-esteem is the opinion you have of yourself and your abilities. Low self-esteem leaves us feeling unmotivated and insecure. This is exactly what it did to me.

I realized that not only did I suffer with low self-worth, I also had low self-esteem.


The first thing I did to start improving my self-esteem was to start saying nice positive things to myself. I was done treating myself like crap. So many times, we treat others better than we treat ourselves. Yeah, I was done with that! Don’t get me wrong, this was hard to do but I did it! I made a list of 10 things I loved about myself and I was on the road to improving myself.

The second thing I did was to remind myself that no one is perfect including myself. I created an art piece to hang on the wall that says progress over perfection. I began working on undoing my perfectionist mind. I am a recovering perfectionist.

The third thing I did was to celebrate my small victories. This was hard for me. I’m black or white/all or nothing. All I noticed was my failures, my small stumbles in life along my journey. All these baby steps accumulate into something larger. So they are very important to recognize and to celebrate.

If you need any guidance on this, go ahead and reach out to me.

And check out my upcoming masterclass on Loving ‘You’ First!

Kris Rudarmel

I am an (award winning) womanpreneur, artist, speaker, empowerment leader and knowledge seeker. I share my stories of adversity with fear, in business and in life, with vulnerability and being awakened and how I boldly built a company to new levels and took risks to soar. Along my journey, my belief in myself, tenacity, courage, confidence, hope and faith grew exponentially. You will hear my message of enlightenment and my life changing principles for fearless living that will assist and inspire others to jump to their greatest potential. I hope to inspire my community to find their strength to live courageously, ignite their flame and leap joyously. I believe we should continually upgrade our dreams to preserve our road to happiness. You need to believe it can be done- this will set your mind in motion to find a way to do it. I (along with my husband) bootstrapped our way to building a local, woman owned enterprise in Salt Lake City; Anchor Water Damage & Restoration. While building Anchor (2008-2016) I have been recognized in the community 8 times with the following: • Nationally Recognized 2016 Best of the Best -Top 3 ‘Women in Restoration’ 2016 Remediation and Restoration Magazine (October issue) • 2016 Enterprise 7 Award: Woman Business Owner • 2015 and 2014 Best of State • 2013 30 Women to Watch- Utah Business Magazine • 2013 Outstanding Entrepreneur • 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year – NAWBO SLC • 2009 Small Business of the Year • 2013 Kris graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program • 2012 GE Capital Banking on Women program • 2011 Won the SCORE/Sam’s giveaway (2 companies per state were awarded this) I love being involved in the community. I help out by serving on committees and volunteering. I serve on the Granite Foundation Board and have held positions at Chamber West, NAWBO along with other organizations. I was a mentor (2016) for the Women of Worth foundation. I reside in South Jordan, Utah with my husband of 33 years and my 2 children.


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