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
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"