Self-Acceptance and Life Change

When you begin to dig into really knowing yourself, which you must do if you want to present yourself well (be it in a resume, a job interview, or networking in general), you will certainly come across traits or characteristics you wish you could lop off your personality tree with an ax. While there are tips and tricks (which we explore in detail in the course... ;)), much of how you process the world is hard-wired and requires a good dose of self-acceptance. 

Of course, self-acceptance is not an excuse to continue to act in a way that is detrimental to yourself of those around you. Self-acceptance is knowing that you are you, and that's a good thing.

Once you know yourself well, and have accepted yourself for who you are, you can begin to bring about valuable, lasting, and positive change. 

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
— Flannery O'Connor

If you're up for it, I'd encourage you to make a list of your personality traits, and then place a + or - next to each, indicating if you see them as a positive or negative expression of yourself. For those you've marked with a - reflect on what it is about yourself that you don't like. What you would change and why (ask why? at least 5 times to get to the true fear/issue/problem below the surface) about those traits. Also identify if they are naturally occurring, meaning you've been like that since you were a kid, or if they are situational, meaning you only display those characteristics under stress or in a moment of pressure. 

If this triggered something inside you, and you know you aren't reaching your full potential, or you know you're destined for a fuller life and career, please reach out. Scroll down and push the Contact button, and we can set up some time (free of course) to talk a bit about what obstacles you may be facing and how knowing yourself, accepting yourself, and having a plan to make positive life change may just unlock something inside you that you're missing. 

Because we need you to be your full, authentic, and true self.