My memory is pretty terrible. When I was in my early 20s Google Earth had just come out and I was exploring it when I decided to give my dad a call. On the screen were images of the Grand Canyon and I wanted to trick my dad into thinking I was there.
After talking to him about what I was seeing I told him I was just on my computer and that it would be really cool to actually visit the Grand Canyon one day. To which he responded, “you have”.
We All Have Challenges
We all have obstacles we need to overcome. When we understand these limitations, we can respond better to the challenges. When we respond better, we will find more success and opportunities.
Ultimately, the better we understand what moves us, the easier it is to handle the challenges. This also gives us opportunities to lean into our strengths, talents, and gifts.
Self-Awareness Helps Us To Better Respond To Challenges
As someone who has had over 5 years of consistent soreness and pain, I can attest to the importance of knowing yourself and understanding pain and challenges.
If you have fears, doubts, or frustrations at work or at home, the better you know how you are “wired” the easier it will be to respond rightly to those situations. People that struggle in relationships and moving forward in their careers, do not have the self-awareness of those that have advanced.
Knowing that your wires are crossed and you are plugged into the wrong relationship, wrong job, or wrong team can significantly change your situations. Of course, when you are plugged into the right situations, this makes you more effective and impactful. This is clarity at life and work which will bring prosperity for you in life and work.
Self-Awareness Requires Solitude and Reflection
When you take the time to pause and reflect. To find solitude and quietness in your life, you will discover what moves you in life. If you don’t you will miss out on opportunities and not reach your potential in various areas of your life.
When you get clarity, prosperity follows. We are not necessarily talking about financial prosperity (although, self-awareness often brings this), we are talking about personal fulfillment.
More Self-Awareness Equals More Progress
The clarity in your life allows you to overcome obstacles and take on new challenges because you know yourself at a deeper level. The clarity provides awareness of your gifts, talents, and strengths and how to apply them. That was my story when I stepped away from HR and into Business Coaching and Productivity Coaching.
My life was not a reflection of my heart, I was mixed up. You could say my wires were crossed. But when I opened Gillette Solutions, it became a reflection of my heart and I began to thrive in my life and the business is too.
What You Can Do
I have a couple of challenges for you. First, take the free assessment that will give you insights into how your “wired”. When you do, I will give you short video feedback on your results. In return, email me your thoughts on your results and any new insights you received from the video or the report.
Secondly, check out the Discover What Moves You Course. You’ll find it will help you discover the forces that drive you so you can build stronger relationships and overcome the obstacles in your life and business. I guarantee it!