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Self-Awareness and Trusting Your Inner Voice

Self-Awareness and Trusting Your Inner Voice


Nothing is a beautiful as the voice inside you. Pay attention to it and you'll live a life of great self-awareness, success and happiness. Ignore it and you'll move in a very different direction. Your inner voice is that part of you that tells you what you really want to do in life and who you are deep inside.

Self-awareness means paying attention to your inner voice as it guides you toward living authentically and making your dreams come true. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to begin discovering your true path:

  1. If I could choose any career in life what would it be?
  2. What is the talent I possess that I could use to bring joy into my life?
  3. What message(s) is my inner voice sending me?
  4. How would my life be different if I listened to my inner voice?
  5. What will I commit to doing today to achieve what my inner voice tells me to?

As you answer these questions you'll begin thinking more deeply about the things you find meaningful and fulfilling. Imagine living your life based on what you want to do rather than settling for whatever comes your way or what other people tell you to do. What will you do to listen to your inner voice?

Cheers,

Guy


Leadership that Limits Success

Leadership that Limits Success


There are countless smart, well-intentioned people in leadership positions who limit their organization's success without even knowing it because they behave in ways that hinder growth and progress. What they may not yet realize is that leaders can consciously choose to behave in ways that increase success rather than impede it, let's look at some examples of both approaches:

Behaviors that Limit Success

Need to control everything and project authority.
Inflexibility.
Only one vision.
Resistance to change.
Inability to listen.
Personal insecurity.

Behaviors that Increase Success

Let go of the need for power and control.
Entertain new ideas.
See things from more than one perspective.
Be willing to change.
Listen to people actively and often.
Work on being a secure, balanced individual.

A big part of self-awareness is understanding how your behaviors impact how you and your employees function. Even if your organization is already highly successful, you can practice positive behaviors to make things run even more smoothly. It all starts with being willing to evaluate your own leadership behaviors. What will you do to lead in a way that encourages success?

Cheers,

Guy

7 Steps to Fulfilling Your Leadership Goals

7 Steps to Fulfilling Your Leadership Goals

Many leaders make plans at the beginning of the year and have difficulty keeping up the momentum and enthusiasm they initially have.  So how can you make sure you fulfill your goals?  Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Pick a manageable goal. You can always select another if you achieve one.

2. Choose only one thing you want to change. Don't try to do everything at once.

3. Pick a goal that you are very likely to follow through on. This leads to success.

4. Find an outside person to help you reinforce your goal.

5. Develop a plan and stick to it.

6. Take one step then keep walking.

7. Practice, practice, practice. The act of doing things over time creates change.

A significant part of self-awareness is to take an honest look at how you do things and be willing to try something new. Creating a plan gives you the ability to deal with events proactively rather than letting things happen to you and your organization. What will you do to achieve your goals?

Cheers,
Guy

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

As you work on your self-awareness you'll often find that things don't go exactly as planned. The key to success is to expect that things will change and that not everything will go your way. When you let go of the need to control events and people you'll be flexible enough to deal with any challenge. It will also allow you to be less stressed-out when things don't go the way you anticipated.

Cheers,

Guy