How well do you know yourself?
If you don’t really know yourself, what you value, what you stand for – How is anyone else going to know you? Trust you?
Let’s start with consistent behavior.
Where would you say you are consistent in your behavior?
Here are some starter examples:
You are –
– always on time or
– always late or
– always early
You are –
– dependable to meet a deadline
– often ask for more time to get something done
– find excuses to explain why you’re not finished
You are –
– the person people seek out for help
– the last person anyone would ask to lend a hand
– too busy to help other people
Okay you’re back now. How was that for you? Did you get anything done?
Think about this – Do you express the same opinions on various topics ALL of the time?
Or do you often change your expressed opinions depending upon who you are speaking with?
Take a few minutes and complete this question in your own words.
Now go back and read over what you wrote out.
How do you feel about what you’re reading?
Is this the real you?
Would you trust a person who had these statements if you never met them?
Okay now for another view of you – where are you totally inconsistent?
Here’s some thoughts:
You never –
– have the same thing everyday for breakfast or lunch
You don’t –
– wear the same clothes two days in a row and the socks rarely match then you do wear the same clothes for days in a row and the socks always match.
You deliver early on getting something done with great detail and the next time you’re late and the work is sloppy.
Take a few minutes and write out where you may be inconsistent.
Are you taking this seriously?
Really, you have not one area where your behavior is inconsistent?
Take a few minutes or text someone that really knows you and ask them.
Okay, you’re back. Read what you wrote. Now tell me do you really know yourself?
You may not think this makes a difference.
I’ll share this with you now – it makes ALL the difference!
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.