Some friends and clients asked me 'how to be more self-awareness so we can know what to reinforce and what to improve to be our best self!'
One of the ways is to do self-reflection based on feedback. Feedback either of our own view or of others. In my recent leadership book, I interviewed business owners and asked them the same question. They recommended to get feedback from different people with different perspectives and find the common patterns (or someone call 360 degree feedback theory).
But we need to make sure we take FEEDBACK in a constructive way, otherwise we can minimize ourselves and feel less confident and become fearful of judgement. It is normally because we take feedback become our IDENTITY while it is actually reflecting our BEHAVIOR at that time or overtime then it becomes a habit which means it can be changed with the same process if we want to.
And trust the right people - people who have been successfully in a journey or TRUST in your potential and challenge your potential.
This video was made in the day I felt resonated the most with the feedback that I have received from my team and people I know that I should be more direct in some conversations. And it is a good chance to evaluate and change the behavior to be better.
Join me to practice the 3 ways to receive feedback constructively:
- Don't take it personal (it is not your identity, just behaviour or habit and it can be changed if you want to)
- Ask the reasons the why behind the feedback
- What can you learn from you and if different people who trust you say the same and your best self feel that, make a plan to change it