5 Powerful Ways To Find Out Who You Truly Are

When you know who you are, you immediately become confident and feel empowered.

Indeed, you stop looking for external validation.

You start experimenting and looking for validation from only yourself.

Wondering how to figure out who you are?

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1. Take an assessment test

Sometimes, you just don’t know where to start.

The good news is that there are several self-assessment tools out there to help you figure out who you are, your personality type, your core values, your strengths and weaknesses.

2. Take time off

Leaders have been conditioned through their role to take care of everyone else.

Taking time off in solitude does wonder for self-care, self-awareness and leadership development.

Solitude scares most people because they lack the courage to confront themselves.

However, only in solitude will you be able to observe yourself, identify all facets of your personality, discipline your thoughts and emotions.

3. Review your life

Writing things down allows you to review your life, keep track of your habits and observe your patterns of behavior.

It also allows you clarify and analyze your thoughts.

In addition, journaling is a great way to extact the essence of who you are and the lessons from past experiences whether they’ve been positive or negative.

4. Explore

Trying new things is a great way to explore and find out what you really like and don’t like, what you’re good or bad at, what feels right or wrong, what fuels your fire or what drains you.

Besides, this will help you acknowledge your differences, set healthy boundaries, become more discerning and do the things that you really want to do.

5. Observe your relationships

They say that you are the sum of the 5 closest people to you.

If you pay attention to your relationships, you’ll notice what you share in common and what you are made of.

Furthermore, you’ll notice who you look up to, who you relate to, what you tolerate and what you imitate.

Last Words Of Advice

Remember that an original is more valuable than a copy.


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5 Essential Skills For High Productivity

Productivity stays a keyword in leadership…

Productivity stays a keyword in the lives of people who wish to advance themselves in life.

Productivity consists in producing great efforts in a long or short amount of time that yields a great outcome.

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How to Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie

For some reason, successful leaders seem to know how to effectively handle people, to win friends and to influence people…

These leaders have built their entire life and professional career around people by following basic principles.

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Wining Friends

Leaders understand that relationships can take you to the next level. Therefore, they tend to:

1. Avoid negative reviews

Leaders who are socially skilled avoid making complaints, condemning people, or manufacturing open and public criticism.

They understand that negative criticism generally breeds resentment.

Instead, they try to understand where the people are coming from.

2. Find out what the people really want

Most people care about their health, self-preservation, food, sleep, money, a craving for sincere appreciation and a desire for importance…

Furthermore, appreciation does not consist in giving cheap flattery but in honest appreciation.

If you tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I’ll tell you what you are. - Dale Carnegie Click To Tweet

3. Show people how to get what they want

To show people what they want and how to get it, leaders:

  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of the situation.
  • Learn to see things from the other person’s point of view.

Influencing People

Influencing people is a basic and important skill in leadership.

That is why leaders who seek to increase their leadership:

1. Genuinely become interested in other people

They understand human nature, truly enjoy the interaction with people and do things for other people without any ulterior motives.

In addition, they remember people’s name, learn to smile and to be cheerful in their presence.

Indeed, smiling is contagious and can change an entire situation.

2. Become versed in the art of conversation

Being a great conversationalist starts by listening to people and encouraging people to talk about themselves.

Therefore, leaders find out the other person’s interest and start from there.

3. Obey the Golden Rule

Leaders observe the rules of human relationships.

As a consequence, they obey the Golden Rule and give unto others what we would have others give unto us.

4. Use diplomacy

To win people over to your way of thinking, they:

  • Are diplomatic.
  • Avoid arguments at all cost.
  • Never tell a person that they are wrong.
  • Consider the other person’s feelings, ideas and point of view.
  • Show respect for another person’s point of view.
  • Admit their wrongs and appeal to nobler motives.
  • Admit their mistakes and talk about them.
  • Don’t give direct orders but suggestions.
  • Give people the opportunity to make decisions for themselves and to correct themselves.
  • Don’t hurt people’s self-esteem and don’t diminish them in their own eyes

Review

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie aims to educate adults into building healthy relationships and climbing up the social ladder.

Dale Carnegie shares contemporaneous and pragmatic principles that serve as guidelines for leaders who wish to network and grow their social capital.

Most of these principles are essential to life as much as the business world and will increase your skill in human relationship.

However, Dale Carnegie promotes the praising or “sucking up” game and uses the term “friend” very loosely.

That is because most of the principles are geared towards the business world and most of his examples are taken from people who have successfully implemented these principles.

Unfortunately, praises don’t work on everybody and is not a solution to all problems.

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Favorite quote(s)

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.
But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Hurting people not only does not change them, it is never called for.

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5 Essential Skills For Driving Innovation

Every organization has their own culture, core values and mission statement.

Every leader has their own norms and leadership style.

Therefore, every leader demonstrates the importance of innovation and societal rules within their organisation.

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15 Reasons Why Leaders Should Adopt A Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalism is a lifestyle choice that has to be maintained on a regular.

Minimalism consists in living with only what you need, removing excess and owning less.

Leaders who choose a minimalistic lifestyle are intentional about their lives.

Wondering why leaders should adopt a minimalist lifestyle?

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1. You get to know yourself better

2. You are able to examine and reclaim your life

3. You get to focus on the essentials, on your goals and your purpose

4. You value your possessions and relationships more

5. You rather quality over quantity

6. You dont seek to gain material things but enjoy learning new concepts

7. You release mental load and emotional clutter

8. You are able to avoid distractions

9. You feel free to do what you really want to do

10. You stress less about things and people and don’t get overwhelmed easily

11. You gain more time at work

12. You free up your time, energy, and money and are careful how you use your ressources

13. You get to make sound decisions and evaluate the outcome

14. You lose the need to fill up physical and mental space

15. You live in the moment

Last Words Of Advice

Once you’ve gotten rid of the clutter and adopted a minimalistic lifestyle, you’ll realize how much mental load you’ve been carrying around.


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