This post was shared with me yesterday by a great friend of mine and interestingly, nothing about this post shocked me or blew my mind. What it did do, was confirm my thoughts about every individual in the world having their own opinion about everything. What made the most sense is the fact that we as individuals are always growing, evolving and experiencing things that change the way we see and operate in the world.
With that being true, I found it supporting to inquire with my TRIBE about how I was showing up in the world – in their opinion. This inquiry allowed me to check in with who I am being and confirm if those ways of being are in alignment with who I declare myself to be. The interviews were short and to the point, however, they brought up things that I didn’t see as descriptive of me, but were someone else’s reality. See what my mom had to say HERE.
Whether or not I believed it was true, this feedback was amazingly beneficial in developing who I want to be. Being vulnerable and taking on this quest is not for the weary, however, it is an opportunity for us to each learn more about our selves and how are others are experiencing us. The more we know, the better we can show up in the world.
When You Know Better, You Do Better.
Ready to conduct a few interviews? Use the format below in order to complete your interviews effectively. Share with me what comes up for you, by sending an email to email@example.com. Subject: Learning Who I Am.
1 – SUBMIT A FORMAL REQUEST:
I am conducting an interview with various people around me, who I believe will give me HONEST beneficial feedback to ensure I match up to who I aim to be.
Do you have 15 minutes to answer 8 short questions?
2 – SET THE SPACE:
Thank you for being apart of the interview, to be clear there are no right or wrong answers.
This interview is for my personal development and I promise to take your answers as feedback/opinion only.
3 – DEFINITION OF FEEDBACK: So both parties are clear.
Feedback/Opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. It is not right or wrong.
4 – CONDUCT INTERVIEW
1. WHAT ARE MY STRENGTHS?
2. WHAT ARE MY WEAKNESSES?
3. WHAT DO PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT ME?
4. WHAT DO PEOPLE ASSUME ABOUT ME?
5. WHAT CAN PEOPLE COUNT ON ME FOR?
6. WHAT CAN’T PEOPLE COUNT ON ME FOR?
7. IS THERE ANYTHING IN THE PAST THAT I NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR IN ORDER TO CLEAR SOMETHING UP IN OUR RELATIONSHIP?
8. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO ADD BEFORE WE END THE INTERVIEW?
5 – COMPLETION: Thank you for taking this time to provide your honest feedback and contribute to my greater good.
Would you like to conduct the interview?