The Self-Awareness Guy
Finding Inner Peace

Finding Inner Peace


Self-awareness leads to inner peace because it means you're working through your fears and hurts and sharing who you really are with the world. I was talking with a dear friend recently and mentioned how peaceful I feel each day when I'm doing what I love. I don't have to worry about doing things I don't like or pretending to be someone I'm not, I just have to show up and be me.

Inner peace comes from resolving your issues and following your authentic path in life. Self-awareness is a great tool to heal yourself because there are no limits to how much you can grow. You can explore as much or as little as you wish and all you have to do is be open to sharing your real self with the world. When I'm not helping people build self-awareness, I write poetry. It helps me connect with who I am at my core and express my innermost thoughts and feelings. When I'm writing poetry, nothing else matters because I'm just enjoying being the real me.

I enjoy helping people achieve self-awareness because I've made the journey from being clueless to being rather more enlightened. Along the way, I've learned how to be myself and enjoy life on a deeper, more harmonious level. How do you find inner peace?

Cheers,
Guy


Your Leadership and Creating a Positive Workplace

Your Leadership and Creating a Positive Workplace


Your perspective frequently makes the difference in the kind of work environment you create.  Leaders can create positive workplaces when they believe that they can improve on what's currently being done rather than enduring and perpetuating what's always been done.

It's up to you what kind of workplace you create.  You've probably met leaders who spend incredible amounts of time and effort on everything but designing a workplace that feels positive.  It's almost as if someone told them along the way that they had to settle for whatever the workplace looked like when they go there.  So they accept whatever comes their way, focusing on surviving rather than increasing their self-awareness and growing in some way.

A positive way to begin redirecting your work environment is to ask yourself, "If I could design my ideal workplace, what would it look like?"

Being a leader gives you the opportunity to explore many avenues.  You can limit your options or you can explore new and exciting ways to create a happier workplace.  It's up to you.  Think about your own workplace and what you could do if you applied your amazing gifts to making it a great place for yourself and your employees.  Then put some thought into what you can actually do to make your vision happen.  As you begin working from a more positive perspective you'll find that you begin feeling happier and more balanced because you are creating a workplace that feels that way.  Work will be more fun and you might actually enjoy the new atmosphere you're creating.

You can start creating a workplace you and your employees find fulfilling at any time.  Think about what you want to do and take some concrete action every day until you build what you want.  What will you do to start making it happen?

Cheers,
Guy

You Are the Most Important Person in The World

You Are the Most Important Person in The World

We frequently give ourselves to others in ways that weaken our spirit and take us down a road we don’t want to travel. It’s almost as if we lose our sense of who we are and hand over our destiny to another person.

One of the reasons why relationships stagnate or engender conflict is that the parties have forgotten that they are the most important person in the world. We benefit by first understanding ourselves and working out our own issues and then entering relationships. In this way, relationships become about a connection between two or more healthy people rather than individuals who facilitate each other’s negative behaviors.

Think of yourself as the most important person in the world. Work on yourself first and you will attract people who will enjoy you for who you are, not for what they can get out of you.

Cheers,

Guy

Team Building: 7 Tips for Success

Team Building: 7 Tips for Success

Team building is a dynamic process that yields many rewards once you get it going.  Savvy leaders use team building to help their employees interact positively and get more done.  Here are some practical ideas to help you get a team building program started in your workplace.

1. Set up a weekly, ongoing team building meeting.   This shows everyone you are committed to the program.

2. Facilitate activities that help people build relationships and talk with each other on a deeper level.  When people learn how to interact more meaningfully they find more ways to collaborate and help each other.

3. Focus on behaviors; what people actually do to function effectively within the team.  The goal here is to replace old, dysfunctional behaviors with new ones that work better.

4. Set up a calm, friendly atmosphere with no interruptions.  Dedicate all your energy to the activities and limit the noise that gets in the way of positive team building activities.

5. Everyone, especially leadership is involved.  It’s highly desirable if team building is learned first by the leaders and then by other departments so that everyone is invested in the process.

6. Stay away from competitive activities where someone “wins.”  You’re trying to create teams of people who are trying to work well with each other, not against each other.

7. Have fun and keep practicing over time.  Team building doesn’t work unless you implement it long-term to shift the current behaviors.

The key to effective team building is to set up a work environment where people feel comfortable and trust each other. There are no set rules you have to follow, just remember that you’re trying to help people connect in ways that are meaningful to them and create deeper relationships. How will you get started?

Cheers,

Guy

You Decide How to Live Your Life

You Decide How to Live Your Life

If you possess self-awareness, you decide how to live your life, not anyone else. I wish I had known this a long time ago.

For too many years, I followed everyone else's lead instead of my own. I would let other people tell me what I should do with my life, what kind of relationships I should have, and how I should think and behave. It made me feel horrible about myself, to the point where I was self-destructing.

People are amazingly adept at telling you, in both overt and more subtle ways, that you shouldn't be yourself. They make suggestions and demands that keep you from being the authentic you. The key to living a great life is to increase your self-awareness so you can do your own thing and make your own choices. Move forward courageously, and positively, based on what your inner voice is telling you. Do what you love doing.

I'm so glad I figured out that I could follow my own path. What suggestions do you have for living your own life?

Cheers,
Guy