I have written on a number of occasions about the importance of being authentic and true to yourself.
This factor has risen and risen in importance for me over the last few years.
I have worked to combine some of what life has taught me along with Continuous Improvement (to achieve both financial and physical benefits), Coaching, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EI (Emotional Intelligence), and my passion and desire to support people to move from apathy, lethargy or a black hole (that they may be in) to work to their strengths and develop themselves.
A recent reflection caused me to take a piece of my own medicine and use the BRAVE model.
I’m passionate about people finding the balance between delivering on the task and working with the people to deliver the task for a long time.
It is my strong belief that working together as a collective team we are always significantly stronger (and can achieve more) than we would be by working in isolation.
To this end, it is important that when you see things changing and you do not believe they are for the best, you find appropriate and suitable outlet to voice your concerns in a positive and constructive way.
My own medicine involved reviewing changes that have become visible to me over recent months, (they may have been initiated earlier).
These changes were around behaviours… It was like I was watching me watching a movie – seeing people change and, in some ways, undoing some of the changes / behaviours they had previously been advocates of.
The reason I talk about authenticity, is exactly this reason, if we are not aware of ourselves, and being true to ourselves, we could find that circumstances or situations are ‘imposed’ on us causing us to behave in ways that are not who we are or who we want to be.
Being authentic requires you to positively be yourself, and to consciously push back on the behaviours that are not conducive to developing long term sustainable businesses. Be yourself and make others aware of the behaviours in a positive and considered way so you are able to continue to be your truest and greatest self.
Dr. Naomi Pabst posted 11 ways to become your truest and greatest self and it resonated with me as there are some great tips in her article that you may find useful as you travel on your own adventures.
enapay’s BRAVE model
Break It Down
Break down whatever issue is plaguing you so you can better understand what is going on both physically and in your own mind. Once you can Break it Down, you are then able to…
Review your options and clarify what you want / don’t want; what is important now / what can wait; where you want to move from and where you want to move to…
You can then act on this analysis, moving you forward from your current reality, allowing you to create your new reality…
As you go through this process, you will need to Verify what is / isn’t working, and ‘course correct’ as needed to keep you moving towards what you want
As you move forward creating your new reality, you often get a little scared / fearful or begin to question whether what you are doing / have done was the right thing to do – engaging the support of others, or utilising others as a resource to support you is an important aspect to keep you moving forward.