When it comes to personal branding the key is Self-Awareness. CHUVA group created the 4-Level of Awareness when it comes to branding disciplines. Depending on the Disciplines such as communication, personal image and style, or body language to mention a few, depends on your level of awareness within that discipline.
4-Levels of Awareness
An area of where self-awarness was key in my growth.
When I was starting my career a professional coach told me I talked too much. It was not the first time I had heard that. But for some reason that day the light bulb came on. I had been unconsciously/incompetent for years, now I was at level 2- consciously/incompetent. In other words, I was now AWARE but did not have the skills of knowing how to talk less or more importantly how to listen more.
Once I had this self-awareness, I learned various communication skills, I then was able to move to level 3-consciously/competent. Meaning that I had to consistently be aware (consciously) of my bad habit in order to modify my behavior to be more effective in my profession. I am glad to say, that I am now at level 4-subconsciously/competent. It is like second nature to me to now modify. I don’t always do it perfectly but I am much better and more successful in meetings and in my coaching and training classes than ever before.
Where are you in your awareness level of Professional Development? Self-Awareness is key to enhance your success potential in your career. And this awareness leads to change. And how we embrace change is also key.
I read a blog today sent to me by Thom King of Steviva Brands: Embracing Change Through Awareness.