A five part series for building a powerful mindset and your resilience!
Part 1: Self-Awareness - because you already have the hidden answers.
I have an idea! and it involves imagination...
Imagine the last 12 months of your life…
What helped you be more focused and energised in some situations but not others?
What lifted you resilience and what depleted it?
And why were you more resilient and had more motivation in some situations but not others?
I believe the answer has to do with your awareness about your thoughts, how different people and events cause you to react, and the extent you're aware of your strengths and gaps. In other words, I think you can find the answers through your ability to take stock of what’s happening internally for you.
In a recent coaching session, my client told me that he loved to analyse problems with his project, but often fell into analysis paralysis. That showed him a key strength (analysis), and a reactive tendency (over analysing things and getting stuck). This is good info to draw on, and we were able to work together on winding back the analysis strength to an effective level, and he was then able to make quicker and more effective decisions.
According to the latest research on the subject, it’s become apparent that self-awareness is the strongest predictor of self leadership, resilience and building meaningful relationships. It’s the olive oil for your Napoli Sauce, the milk for your cereal, the flames for your BBQ – we can’t do without it.
In this 5 part journey, I will share with you the 5 principles that will enhance your self-awareness, consistency, self-authenticity, performance, and best of all, your health.
So where do we begin? At self-awareness of course. It’s about knowing what you’re good at, what you’re not good at, yet…, how your body is functioning, how connected you are to others.
Question: So how do you improve your self-awareness?
A. Introspection and asking for feedback.