Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive
About This Show
This is the Career Talk podcast where we tell it how it is! We talk about all things career. Some topics include: career advice, resumes, interviewing, finding a new job, career growth, evaluating your career, books for personal development, when you should think about a new job, meetings, mornings and much much more!
Most Recent Episode
#25 - Self Awareness
5 days ago
Have you ever wondered how your self awareness impacts your work? Or how personal development impacts your work? Today we are talking about self awareness, this is really important both at work and at home. Today we are talking about 7 things you need to be self aware of: 1) Strengths What do you do well? What are the things you totally kick ass at? 2) Weaknesses Where are your areas of opportunity? What are the things you can still grow in? What do you need improvement on? A couple tools you can use to help better understand yourself are: 1) Myers Briggs personality test Check out: 16personalities.com 2) Strengths Finder (book) Here is a link to the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/StrengthsFinder-2-0-Tom-Rath/dp/159562015X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484006734&sr=8-1&keywords=strengths+finder When I first got into personal development and looked at these two tools, I was literally blown away by all the information I learned. It’s not that we don’t know ourselves, its really putting that information into words and turning that into actionable items. 3) Triggers When you are stressed what triggers you to get upset, frustrated, disengaged, distracted, etc? Once you understand your triggers, you need to put systems in place to help avoid or overcome those triggers. 4) Asking yourself why you feel a certain way about certain situations When you think about how you feel, think about why you are feeling that way 5) Asking yourself if you ever get irrationally angry at work We all get upset, frustrated, angry, etc at work. But ask yourself if you get irrationally angry, then ask yourself why. Then take that answer and ask yourself why, and repeat this process a couple more times. This will help you understand the entire situation 6) Ask yourself if any of your ‘weaknesses’ can