Research shows that successful people share the common trait of self-awareness.
When I start working with my coaching clients, I usually ask several “self-reflection” type questions and often hear the same response: I have never taken time to think about that.
In fact, most of us have probably spent very little time thinking of what makes us uniquely us.
How does this affect us in our everyday lives?
When we don’t understand what makes us tick, we can unknowingly create roadblocks that actually inhibit us from moving forward and creating a joy-filled life.
This is when I love to pull out my life coaching tools to help people discover who they really are.
In just a few weeks, I’ll be highlighting my favorite tools during 2 FREE Workshops down at DreamBank in Madison:
- Discovering Your Values with my good friend, Ali McWilliams, on Wednesday, November 2
- Using DISC to Improve Your Relationships on Wednesday, November 9 *Note: This class includes a FREE DISC Assessment!
Core Values are guiding principles that dictate behavior and actions. They are beliefs and convictions you assign importance to that direct the way you work and live.
When you have identified your core values, it becomes easier to identify what you should be saying yes to versus what you should be saying no to. In fact, knowing them can help you decide where you want to spend your time, energy and money.
Whenever I am personally feeling stressed, I always go back to my core values and assess how well I am living them out.
The other tool I like to use is called the DISC model of human behavior. It was developed by William Marston in 1928 and is based off of the 4 temperament types of Hippocrates. This model allows you to better understand why people do what they do and act how they act.
I started with myself and became aware of how I naturally behave and what my natural responses are under pressure. It was eye-opening to say the least.
After I understood my own assessment, I took the concepts I learned and used it to evaluate other people’s profiles so I could respond to them based on their individual styles.
It soon became obvious that by understanding a person’s needs, fears and tendencies in communication and behavior, I could proactively adapt or approach someone in a way in which he or she would react positively. You can read more about the DISC Assessment here.
I can honestly say that these tools have helped me tremendously! So if you’re interested in increasing your self-awareness, both personally and professionally, I encourage you to join us down at DreamBank in November!
Trust me—it will be time well spent!