There is a time in your life when you become determined to start growing into the person you want to be. It takes a certain amount of maturity to realize cultivating your personality is an option. People who haven’t progressed to that point usually think, “Well, this is just the way I am and other people can like it or lump it.” Then they feel hurt when they find out another person’s view of them doesn’t match their own self-image.
Taking the first step
It’s never too late to become your best perception of yourself. The wheel of change is always turning. The first step towards growing into the person you want to be is to assess what you stand for and what’s important to you. What are your values?
Make a list of the traits you want to be known for—qualities such as compassion, empathy, strategy, or leadership. You probably appreciate them in others, and might even be manifesting them yourself without knowing.
How do you think people see you?
The second step is to look at how you come across to others and determine why people see you like that. You might be projecting qualities you’re unaware of. It’s also possible that those people are mistaken (or even motivated by malice). Ask people you trust for their input and listen with a clear mind and heart. Here is a short video I recorded where I go deeper into this topic including the steps you can start doing to grow and become the best perception of yourself.
Grow into the person you want to be
At this point, a professional consultation can be really helpful. A counselor or coach can give you an unbiased view of yourself. They don’t want anything from you and they’ve had a lot of experience working with people, so they know how to communicate the truth in a tactful and helpful way.
I always love working with people who are on this journey. When you set your mind to growing into the person you want to be—that is when you become your authentic, powerful self.
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Beate Chelette is the Founder of The Women’s Code and serves as the Programming Chair for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA). Once $135,000 in debt and a single mother, she successfully sold her business to Bill Gates in a multi-million dollar deal.
Beate’s supports Business Owners and organizations who want to reach them two-fold. As The Growth Architect she creates training, outreach and sponsorship programs through customized Entrepreneur skills training following the 5 Star Success Blueprint that shows step-by-step how to grow, build and scale businesses.
In addition Beate provides leadership development programs for organizations that want to implement the ROI of Balanced Leadership through The Women’s Code, her signature system that educates leaders and helps companies achieve gender equality. The Women’s Code creates and implements programs that improve organizational culture, foster productive work environments and help companies improve their people ROI.
Beate is a respected speaker and mentor and is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome”, a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.”
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