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You’re So Money

Posted: February 19, 2020

By Jill Chalsty, Founder of Overcoming Obstacles

A few weeks ago, I watched the 1990s film Swingers and this quote has stuck with me, “You’re so money and you don’t even know it.”

How many of us have friends and relatives, or maybe it’s ourselves, who don’t know their own value?  When growing up, I lacked the confidence needed to be assertive, to properly protect myself, and to thrive.  My mother said to me on more than one occasion, “You’re my daughter!  You can do this!”  For sure, I appreciated the pep talk, but those were just words from someone who loved me unconditionally.  Neither she nor my father taught me the skills I needed to appreciate my value.

Confidence Building lessons in the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum are instrumental for everyone’s growth and well-being.  While they are infused in K-2 and Grades 3-5 lessons, Confidence Building is a stand-alone module in the Middle School and High School Levels. For Middle School, there are many lessons including these for educators to use to help instill confidence in young adolescents:  Giving and Earning Respect, Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses, Staying Healthy, Clarifying Values, Avoiding Stereotypes, and Developing Personal Power.

For High School students, educators are provided with dynamic tools to help their students craft better futures for themselves.  Lessons include Giving and Earning Respect, Identifying Strengths, Establishing What’s Important, Improving Well-Being, and Developing Personal Power.

No matter the student’s age, lessons in Confidence Building are instrumental to changing an individual’s present and future.  I encourage you to download and teach these lessons today.  All of our children, all of our students, should know that they have value.


Overcoming Obstacles offers hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons designed to prepare young people for all of the challenges life presents. It’s free now and forever and is available for download by registering for an account at overcomingobstacles.org.