Friday, April 15, 2011
Awareness. It all begins with YOU!
Where’s the awareness of their world? Hit by a car, missed opportunities, and money down the drain all could be avoided with a sliver of attention.
And what is awareness really? Here’s some of what I found.
Self Awareness: an awareness of one's OWN personality or individuality. The first known use of this term was in 1880. Surprising, isn’t it?
But awareness goes back further to Aware: having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge.
Hmmm, aware of what….my surroundings, my place in business and in my business, with my family and friends? Doesn’t it go deeper than that? What about Awareness of how my actions and the affect they have on my family, my friends and colleagues, and most especially my clients.
So I was researching again…how does being aware show up in life. EMPATHY! Awareness and empathy go hand in hand…kind of like, well, like a margarita and salt.
During one of my sessions with Treysii Zamorano she mentioned we only bring ALL of ourselves with us into business....doubts, low confidence, and our inner struggles. Now that’s a juicy bit that I can use to help my clients. Where there’s awareness and empathy there can be growth.
For me, clients now learn No Fear Business and Bookkeeping. This translates into confidently calculating their sales every day, knowing their bank balance before paying bills, looking for ways to increase their bottom line. And no more sleepless nights!
How does this translate with your and your business?