I recently had the pleasure of appearing on Kyle Weckerly’s Career Challenges Podcast, talking about the importance of self-awareness as a gateway to change.
If you want to change something, you have to be aware of it. And there are a lot of ways to cultivate that awareness, of your thoughts, of emotions, of sensations in your body, of triggers that show up for you. In that way, leadership is self leadership before true leadership of others can take place.
My experience is that without some kind of formal awareness practice, it is difficult to make major changes. If someone else sees something in us, it is often quite difficult to take action on it, even when we agree with it. But when the insight is ours, seeing new possibilities, making new choices, and taking new actions becomes much easier. And in my experience, that kind of insight shows up much more frequently when there’s a practice supporting it.
Kyle and I talked about all of that and more, including some client stories, for almost an hour. Have a listen here.