The Self-Awareness Guy

Self-Awareness and the Clueless Boss

If you’re a boss with a high level of self-awareness you’re likely not clueless, but there are many people in leadership positions who have little understanding of themselves or others. Here are some examples of things bosses do that indicate they lack self-awareness:

  • They think there is only one way to do things, their way.
  • They believe that positive approaches to dealing with difficult issues, like conflict resolution or problem solving, aren’t as good as just imposing their will.
  • They say and do things that hurt people but don’t realize it.
  • They ask for respect but routinely treat people disrespectfully.
  • They don’t understand the concept of creating a kind workplace.
  • They don’t realize that you can have a caring workplace that is also highly productive.
  • They have no idea how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors affect others.
  • They don’t take responsibility for their mistakes.
  • They’re not open to new ideas.
  • They don’t listen.
  • They’re quick to punish.

If you’ve ever had a boss like this, you know what it’s like to work with someone with limited self-awareness. When people know and like themselves, they tend to think and behave in ways that build them and others up rather than creating toxic work environments. Thankfully, any boss can begin shifting toward a positive leadership approach by replacing the old behaviors with more positive ones. What will you do to be a self-aware boss?

Take care,

Guy


Self-Awareness and Welcoming Change

When you have a high level of self-awareness, you welcome change more easily because you know yourself well and you’re able to find peace and balance no matter what happens in life. A lot of people feel out of control and live reactively because they don’t have a reliable inner compass that keeps them calm and stable. While they may project confidence on the outside, inside it’s a different story. Here are some ways to welcome change instead of running screaming from it:

  • Realize change is always happening.
  • Realize change will continue to happen.
  • Realize you can handle change.
  • Realize that change often opens up new doors of opportunity.
  • Realize that there are things about you that can benefit from change.
  • Realize that you can become stronger by changing.
  • Realize that change can heal you.
  • Realize that change can make your life more enjoyable and fulfilling.

The key to welcoming change is to do something positive with it instead of running around wishing things were different or agonizing about what you can’t control. What will you do to welcome change?

Take care,

Guy


Self-Awareness and Going Beyond

Self-awareness means going beyond your comfort zone and connecting with who you are deep inside instead of living superficially. It’s easy to become used to thinking and behaving a certain way, especially when things are going well. If you’re continuously building self-awareness, you understand that there is no such thing as living statically. Life is an ongoing evolution where you naturally grow and change along the way. Going beyond means you do thing like the following:

  • You don’t get stuck defending negative behaviors.
  • You actively work on healing the hurts from your past.
  • You seek new information and ideas.
  • You’re open to new ways of doing things.
  • You’re comfortable with change.
  • You think and behave in ways that benefit you and others.
  • You live life as the real you.

If you do these types of things, you know how great it feels to learn about yourself and expand your horizons. Building self-awareness isn’t always easy, but it is consistently rewarding because you get to live a genuine and authentic life. What will you do to keep going beyond the average?

Take care,

Guy

Self-Awareness and Rigid Beliefs

If you have a high level of self-awareness you will tend not to have rigid beliefs. A lot of well-meaning people try to convert others to their way of thinking or impose their ideas upon them when the true path to happiness and balance is to know themselves so well that they’re comfortable in their own shoes and don’t feel like they have to change others.

When you genuinely like yourself you will discover that you are open to other people’s ideas, even when they’re different. The trap many people fall into is thinking that their way of seeing the world or perceiving situations is the only acceptable view. They see the world through a single filter and, because they’re trying to convert everyone to their beliefs, are certain that everyone else is trying to do the same.

Genuine self-awareness allows you to let go of trying to change other people and focus instead on becoming the happiest, healthiest most balanced and genuine individual you can be. As you become more flexible, you open the door to all kinds of new and wonderful ideas and perspectives and you become a more complete person. What will you do to let go of rigid beliefs?

Take care,

Guy

Self-Awareness and Your Amazing Beauty

You possess an amazing beauty that is unique to you. Self-awareness can help you celebrate it and live a deeply meaningful and joyous life. Here’s how beautiful you are:

  • There is no one else like you in the world.
  • You have a combination of talents and abilities that is exclusively yours.
  • You have a unique perspective of the world.
  • You possess unlimited potential.
  • You have deep reservoirs of resilience.
  • You have the ability to continuously learn and grow.
  • You can make the world a better place.
  • You can live authentically.
  • You have the potential to share your amazing beauty with the world.

The more you work on building your self-awareness, the more you’ll come to realize that you’re a true gift to the world. What will you do to share your amazing beauty?

Take care,

Guy