For anyone seeking to build a successful business, it’s critical to learn how to gain personal awareness as well as clarity on your business idea. There are certain attributes and behaviours that are key to your success and the best success coaching should support you to become the most powerful version of yourself – the best YOU so you can reach your true potential.
Personal insights, personal development or personal growth aren’t always business activities that people seek out when they have a business problem. How to gain personal awareness also doesn’t come naturally to everyone. There are also distinct differences between how men and women embrace being open and vulnerable or admitting they need help with a change of mindset. But so many people are trudging through life without passion or purpose, lost, confused, anxious, even scared; they hope things will get better but fear they won’t.
It’s incredibly sad and I hate that for them that they don’t know how to gain personal awareness of how they themselves might be the root cause of a business problem. Not even knowing there is such a thing as personal development means you’re only looking at the design of the ship (aka your business) not its stewardship.
Personally (and here’s a bit of awareness), I’ve always been reluctant to ask for help even when I knew I desperately needed it! I believed I could work through the problem myself, and have been totally stubborn not wanting to show weakness or a lack of capability – but it’s HARD! I admire anyone who steps up and says ‘enough is enough spinning my wheels, I need help and I need it now’. When you know how to gain personal awareness by having others help you see what you cannot, you find more ways to take back control of your business success and your life.
Knowing how to gain personal awareness is what makes the biggest difference between those that hit the big incomes and those that fail to turn a profit at all. Because of all of the personal baggage, limiting beliefs and fear that we bury deep within – it weighs us down, unfocuses and demotivates us.
Those that really achieve success are the ones who get crystal clear on their true self, their values, purposes and passions. They use this personal awareness to drive themselves forward, to build a business with a fire inside of them and they inspire others to be the most powerful versions of themselves too.
A few years back, I was promoting an amazing life achievement course, called Elevate and running webinars for my team. I covered some of the core actions for a successful business based around the principle of “Be, Do, Have” – first, BE the person you want to be, DO the things that a successful person would do, then you will HAVE the success you want.
In business building terms, this equates to five steps you can take to gain personal awareness and become the most powerful version of yourself.
1# Building your value/unique brand with integrity & transparency
2# Organising your business processes for consistent action taking
3# Attracting the best clients through your confidence & self-belief
4# Sharing your journey for powerful content-driven marketing
5# Finding your inner drive through continuous personal discovery.
The common theme here is knowing that how to gain PERSONAL AWARENESS is through a healthy dose of personal accountability.
The more in tune you are with who you are, what you’re about, what you stand for, what fulfills you in life and in work … the more you can influence and attract like-minded people magnetically to you AND have the motivation and discipline to do the activity you need to reach your true potential as a successful entrepreneur.
Actor Will Smith said it well: “In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” Will talks about possibilities and how at age 13, he made a choice against all odds and then followed through in dedication, persistence and commitment to make it happen.
Personal awareness and personal development are rarely taught in schools, yet it’s a life-changing learning process you can teach yourself through simple, proven, daily disciplines known to influence greatly your inner voice. The process is fast-tracked and avoids wasted time and energy spinning your wheels when you combine that learning with coaching support.
If you want a chat about any of the above, let’s hop on a call.