Before you by-pass this episode and think that self-awareness has no place in the Trades…think about what you felt when you first saw this picture.
That’s being self-aware. What value does it have for people in the skilled trades? Take a listen then see for yourself if there’s value in it.
Having self-awareness means you possess three different ingredients;
Accurate Self Assesment (ASA)
Emotional Awareness (EA)
self-confidence is not something to learn like you would learn rules – rather being self-confident is a state of mind that gets stronger through exercise
Strategies for developing EA
- Start tuning into how you respond to people.
- The next 7 days write these things down – the situation – your emotional response – your actual response.
- Scenario building – plan out your responses to other people’s actions/reactions.
Strategies for developing ASA – Beat back your Ego by remembering W.A.R.F
- Work at changing your need for control into a need for learning more about the situation.
- Admit that you have an ego – call it out.
- Reduce your defensiveness and judgementalism.
- Focus on efforts and processes for change – not outcomes.
Strategies for developing SC
- Present yourself well – be interested / be prepared / be detailed
- Plan / Prepare for the unknown
- Practice continuous learning – stay on top of tech / take a course / practice your craft…practice breeds confidence because of experience.
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