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2.
Business jargon for to tell oneself, admit to oneself, remind oneself. Can also be used in a non-business context.
Best deployed in the tone of cold, calculated impersonality so beloved of financial types.
Also useful for the handwringing mustn't judge self-help sector
Ryan needs to self-message that running a million dollar a week loss is not a sustainable business proposition.

Rhonda, I think it would be great if you could self-message tha t maybe continuing your meth addiction isn't the optimum life choice for your 8 children
by Portmagee May 20, 2012
 
1.
A business/psychobabble jargon alternative to "tell oneself". Best used by people who want to fool others into thinking they are

a. Extraordinarily efficient and professional
b. Entirely empathetic and non-judgemental
"I think Bill needs to self-message that his turning up drunk to the weekly efficiency meetings is entirely inappropriate"

"I think you need to self-message that selling your children into slavery is not a viable solution to your financial issues involving access to crack"
by Portmaguese July 11, 2012