LEADERSHIP MASTERY: AWARENESS

Mastery path to high potentiality and performance

As a Leader (in life or business) you constantly observe and assess yourself and everything around you, understanding that what is true for you is not necessarily the Truth. At any given moment, you are aware of who you are, why you are who you are, and how you are reacting to your circumstances.

Awareness is the foundation to change. It answers questions like 'what is it?, 'What actually happened?. 'What are the facts?'. Most effective and appropriate response can only happen having accurate perception.

 

Imagine you can be in Response mode (consciously choose an action) vs Reaction mode (responding unconsciously, from the past history).

When you realise that what you believe, see and think is the result of own filters, you can open up to consider other possibilities.


Discover below the first most important Leadership Discipline of the Level 7 leader, best Leader you can be in life and business. See more about 7 Levels of Leadership here.

Aspects of Awareness

  • Self awareness - awareness of the belief systems, values, thoughts, feelings, emotional responses and energy levels etc. What is occurring internally.

  • Awareness of reality (ability to know 'what is' actually happening) vs interpretation of what is you believe is happening

  • Awareness of others (including energy and influence of others)

  • Awareness of the environment

  • Awareness of choices and options…

 

Exploring above aspects is key to mastery.

 

Without awareness we are not at choice and thus at the effect of our life.

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QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE:

  • Think of your last successful performance, how did awareness play a part in it?

  • What did you learn from the last ‘failure’? What would you have benefited in knowing, seeing?

  • What opportunities did you miss by not being aware of your interpretations?

  • What within or outside of yourself helps or limits your performance?

  • When you feel pressure, what effect does it have on you?

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Foundation principles

  • Difference between true (true for us is different to others) and truth (what is actually happening or has occurred). Truth = Facts don’t have ego, emotion, or judgment attached to them.

  • Each of us see the world through our own filters and lenses. ‘We don’t see things are they are, we see them as we are’.

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‘Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate’ – C.G. Jung.

  • Try to separate the facts from your interpretations, ego, emotions, judgment.

  • Recognize your emotions, physical state, what you see, what you are not seeing.

  • Meditation is a great window to your mind => raises focus, clarity, balance, peace, inner guiding voice, lowers stress and negative feelings.

  • Be aware of your fears, assumptions, interpretations, limiting belief and how they affect your energy

  • Note your thoughts and how they affect your performance

  • See how your values, beliefs, purpose affect your performance. What happens when you want to do something vs having to? – See Spiritual Influencers.

  • Make awareness a habit. Experiment with different routines that best support your performance (outer influencers - mental, environmental, physical, social). Someone you admire with best practices?

  • Identify your Talents here

  • Multiply your Strenghts here

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CONCLUSIONS

You don’t know what you don’t know.

Once you know the lights are off you know there is a switch to find. What’s you know ‘what’s off’ you can find your own success formula for performance.

 

Anyone can tell you what works for them, it is only YOU that can personalise your formula to be YOUR best self.

Read about other10 Leadership Disciplines here.

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Please send us your reflections on the above questions and we can freely provide you with support and guidance on your journey contact@lifebydesign-academy.com

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