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The number one mindset tool to change your business (and your life)

I’ve been on my own personal development journey for the last decade and over this time I’ve come to realise that nothing will change without this one thing we’re talking about today - self awareness. One of the biggest tools that business owners can have, in terms of mindset, is self-awareness. It can be such a super power.

Self awareness is being aware of yourself, your actions, responses, language, thoughts, feelings and reactions.

Stepping up to do work around self awareness is so important because it can help you understand the part you play in the many different situations in your day or in your week.

In this episode I share some questions that help you start out on your self awareness journey and a psychology tool that’s particularly helpful for confronting situations.

Self awareness is a powerful tool, not only for your business, but also for yourself as a human being. It allows you to start to unpack your triggers, or understand why you go down certain rabbit holes all the time. When you have self awareness, you have the opportunity to try to do things differently which, 9 times out of 10, leads to better outcomes!

Ps. I recently joined Nicole Smith from The Artisans on her podcast Take Control (if you haven’t listened to it yet I think you’ll get so much benefit from our conversation).

Topics We Covered:

[00:03]: Nicole Smith from The Artisans and I had such an awesome chat - I think you’ll get a lot of benefit from our conversation

[00:22] One of the biggest tools business owners can have is self-awareness.

[00:55] If I sound a little bit different it’s because I’m in my new office. Despite still being under renovation it’s such a beautiful space.

[1:13] I’ve been on my own personal development journey for over a decade now and I’ve come to realise that nothing will change in your life without this one thing - self awareness. What is self awareness?

[1:52] Perfection is not the benchmark to aspire to, instead we can aspire to be just a little bit better every day. We need self awareness for this.

[2:11] What happens when you’re not self aware? The fourth stage in the four stages of learning - being unconsciously competent - can sometimes lead to a loss of self awareness and perspective.

[2:52] When we’re unconsciously competent we don’t review and reflect.

[3:33] Blindspots will often keep you stuck in a cycle and inhibit growth. We need to become more mindful and conscious in order to uncover our blindspots.

[4:09] When I first completed my DiSC profile in 2014 it was quite confronting! It wasn’t until that moment that I realised the impact that could be having on people around me (both personally and professionally).

[5:06] I took that as an opportunity to be more conscious of how I represented myself - the language I used, the tone of voice I used, the way I expressed myself. But without wanting to be self aware - I never would have worked through those things.

[5:29] I talk about topics to raise awareness because unless you're aware that something exists you can’t do anything about it.

[5:58] How do you become more self aware? It starts with a decision - to be more self aware - and a willingness to look at our own behaviour. Our inclination is to reflect on other people’s behaviour, not ours.

[6:35] Stephen Covey said “We judge ourselves by our intentions. And we judge others by their actions” If you flip that, others are judging you by your actions. However, we don’t always consider our own actions.

[7:11] I share some helpful questions that encourage self awareness.

[7:52] I share a helpful psychology tool, that’s particularly helpful for confronting situations.

[10:23] Being self aware helps you catch the negative thoughts and actions so that you can rewire and start an alternative way of thinking.

[10:51] Rather than focusing on people’s reactions to you, take a look at your own actions.

[11:30] Self awareness is such a powerful tool, not only for your business but also for yourself as a human being.

[12:42] If you’re keen to learn more about how I can support you to run your business like a Boss check out

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About your host, Kristy

Hi, I'm Kristy, thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like a Boss Podcast. My purpose for the podcast is to help Business Owner’s in the growth stage of business (messy middle) have a sustainable business, they love.


I’m an online business coach, based in Brisbane, Australia. I provide 1:1 business coaching, to Service Based Online Business Owner's and a group coaching program commencing in 2022. I believe whole heartedly that having a Business Coach is what gives you the competitive edge. As your coach I support you to overcome challenges quickly, uncover blindspots and make business decisions with confidence and clarity. All of which keeps you moving forward and maintaining momentum. 

As your Business Coach, my role is to help you organise and formulate your ideas, turn them into a goal and then into an actionable plan! All while meeting you where you're at and providing you relevant tools and support along the way.


Thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like A Boss podcast!

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