Self-Awareness Workshops

Celebrate Yourself

Treating yourself well is as much a habit as a state of mind. It’s a good idea to cut yourself some slack and celebrate the things you do well. We spend so much time beating ourselves up that we forget that we possess wonderful skills and abilities. Ask yourself the following questions to begin thinking about how great you are.

1. What do I do well?
2. What do I love to do?
3. What thing do I do that truly makes me happy?
4. What can I do to reward myself today in a positive way?
5. What am I an expert on?
6. What can I do today to take care of myself?

Practice one of these ideas each day and teach yourself how to live a life of positive self reinforcement rather than negativity. Learn to be your own best supporter, a person who recongnizes the amazing things about you. Don’t be afraid of doing something silly like saying affirmations to yourself out loud. You have a unique power to be your own best supporter. It just takes a little practice and perserverance.

Keep doing it and, over time, you will shift your way of thinking to one that celebrates the things that make you special.

Take care,

Guy


Building Healthy Relationships

One of the biggest self-awareness challenges is building healthy relationships. As you go through life you’ll have many choices about what kind of people you attract. Here are a couple ideas to help you take care of yourself:

  • Be yourself.
  • Find people who share your interests.
  • Associate with people who treat you well and value who you are.
  • Live a great life and you’ll attract people who appreciate what you’re doing.
  • Don’t settle.
It’s important to treat yourself well in all your relationships. You’re a valuable person who deserves to be around people who help you grow and succeed.

Take care,

Guy


10 Practical Team Building Tips

Many leaders and organizations try to implement team building in one or two sessions only to find that their employees quickly revert to old behaviors. It takes time and commitment for team building to take root and grow in any organization. It’s nearly impossible to move away from the behaviors you’ve built up over time and replace them with new, more effective ones without sustained effort. Here are ten practical tips to help you get the most out of your team building program.

  1. Make sure leadership is fully involved and sets a positive tone.
  2. Team building is offered to employees at every level.
  3. A one-hour time block per week is set aside for team building activities.
  4. Refrain from changing the team building schedule or combining it with other meetings.
  5. No interruptions during sessions, including people using phones, texting or being called out of the activities.
  6. Leave egos and agendas at the door, everyone is treated equally.
  7. Use an experienced, positive and neutral facilitator for activities.
  8. Focus on activities that build deeper interactions and relationships.
  9. Practice new behaviors over time.
  10. Evaluate how you’re doing after six months and make adjustments if necessary.

The key to successful team building is to participate in activities that bring people together on a deeper level and help them acquire skills to keep moving forward. Practice team building over time so that everyone gets used to doing it. Once people are comfortable with your new approach, it becomes second nature and your workplace shifts to one where collaboration and shared purpose are the norm. How will you promote long-term team building in your organization?

Take care,

Guy

How to Increase Your Self-Esteem

Here are some self-awareness building ideas to help you increase your self-esteem:

  • Do one thing at a time instead of everything all at once.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Surround yourself with people who support your growth.
  • Celebrate your achievements as you go along.
  • Be true to yourself and do things you love.
  • Don’t let others hold you back.
  • Live your life, not someone else’s.
  • Practice completing tasks.
  • The more you practice the more confident you’ll be.
  • Let people know what you need.
  • Find out who you really are.
  • Share your talents and abilities with the world.
  • Learn how to say no.

The key element in how to increase your self-esteem is living your life in a positive way. Think and behave positively and you’ll move in a favorable direction. You may encounter obstacles and challenges but you’ll be building your self-esteem by continuing to take action and believe in yourself.

Take care,

Guy