Understand Your Attitude, Disposition, and Inclinations
Our family once took a short trip to Mexico with a goal in mind. Build a church. In three days.
The practical side of me (the me that grew up with an extended family filled with construction workers and construction business owners) thought, “This can’t be done.” The curious side of me (and who isn’t curious?) thought, “Well, let’s go see how this little enterprise will work out.”
Our lively group of 40 ambitious (some might say crazy) volunteers did indeed put up the walls, install the doors and windows, and add the roof within our three-day timeline. The secret was that the foundation had already been poured weeks before we arrived.
I told you that story so you can understand why this article’s first strategy is about self-awareness. It is foundational to all the other strategies that follow.
Benefits of Being Self-Aware
There are many benefits associated with being self-aware. I’ve listed several below to explain why it is a worthy practice to pursue.
Higher level of self-confidence
Ability to communicate better
More job satisfaction
Increased ability to manage emotions
Better overall perspective
Better leadership skills
Improved decision-making skills
Greater power to influence outcomes
More peace of mind
How to Become More Self-Aware
In an article from Business News Daily concerning self-awareness in leadership, there is a section titled “Tips for becoming more self-aware.” Scroll down to that section to get the complete information concerning the following list of ten tips the author suggests for improving self-awareness.
Keep an open mind.
Be mindful of your strengths and weaknesses.
Know your emotional triggers.
Embrace your intuition.
Consider how your actions affect others.
Apologize when necessary.
Ask for feedback.
Five suggestions I would add to that list are:
Be interested in who you are
Let your walls down
Strive to be inspirational (for yourself and others)
Maintain your sense of humor (Go ahead, check it out, you know you’re curious.)
Take the Test
Since you’re wondering just how self-aware you already are, it is time to take this short test provided by inlpcenter. The decision to gain insight into your progress in the self-awareness department is (ironically) one way of showing some progression.
This is the first part of a 5-part series discussing strategies used by Construction Subcontractors who desire to prosper. The focus of each of the upcoming four parts is:
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